Summary: This camcorder shoots nice videos. However, I was disappointed on the low battery life, around 40 minutes of recording. I was planning to bring this on out of town vacations where it will probably be used for a whole day without recharging. I was hoping to capture around 1.5 hours of videos per day. But with the battery that came with it, it is not possible. So I am now thinking of getting wasabi battery pack (2 x 4000mAH).
Summary: I use this camera for a multi-camera production, together with the 800 version from panasonic and the difference in the color quality is noticeable, given the lack of the 3MOS sensor in the 700 series. Said difference is especially noticeable when recording in HD through the HDMI output. If you would like to preview our work, please log into:[...
Summary: I originally purchased the V500 and found that it was totally unsuited for low light videos so I returned it and purchased the V700MK. The camera is quite hefty and very well built. It takes a 46mm filter. The V500 is not engineered to accept any filters.The menue is pretty straightforward and quite easy to master. It comes with a full printed manual and the camera is "made in Japan" and not China. A big, big plus! Zooming is smooth and quiet.
Summary: Pros: 1. Small and light camera. 2. Great video when not moving camera. 3. SD Cards. Cons: Video quality is not too good if moving the camera, would be bad for sports or generally fast moving objects.
Good camera V700k, V700MK, poor low light performance
James Lee, Amazon
25 May 2012
Summary: Pro - Compact, perfect build, battery sits in a recess, unlike Canon M500/50/52 where the battery is like a separate part. - Wide angle lens (28 equivalent), and larger optical zoom (21), both better the Canons mentioned above - 1080 60p video, while the canons only provide only 30p, even in G10 - perfect large still image up to 6 M, while Canons only go to 2 M - Very responsice touch screen and more conprehensive on-screen menu than Canon Con - Very poor low light...
Summary: Pros: unlike the TM700, no fan noise Cons: unlike the TM700, unimpressive video with significant lens flare. I was thrilled with the larger sensor size (which is why I bought it), which should improve low-light sensitivity, but I'm not very impressed thus far; I think the TM700 was at least as good in low light conditions.