Summary: I don't have a whole lot of experience with all the features and capabilities of this camera. After taking a few different videos, I hooked the camera up to the TV and the color seemed off. I tried different modes and couldn't figure it out.
Summary: I really love this camera. Before buying I looked up several videos on youtube and this camera stood out even when compared to high end camcorders. I bought its and used it for a while but had to return it because of the zoom noise.
Summary: The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is partly operator trouble. I must have developed some behavior with my TM90, which makes me touch the Auto/Manual button at the top of the HCV700. A real shock the first time it was in manual (unbeknown to me), making me think that it broke down already...
Summary: I have been quite satisfied with this Panasonic camera. I bought it so that I could take indoor movies with just the light that is available (no extra lighting), and it has performed well under these circumstances.
Excelent IOS at a very slight price of image quality
Leland T. Snyder, Amazon
16 February 2013
Summary: If you are documenting events and have to run move and have a camera in your hands while you record, you won't have a publishable work without this camera, but if you plan to have a camera on a tripod and want top quality, then the Samsun S10 (mas 60i) or the JVC GZGX1BUS (60p) are better.
Summary: Simple to use and the picture quality is good although I am using the I Picture format which is not the best quality picture that this camcorder is capable of producing. I am using this format with the camcorder instead of the 1080p format because I am going to edit using my Macbook Air I Movie...
Summary: The video quality is great. It's nice to be able to take still photos while recording. The photos aren't great - they're decent - but I like the feature. I recorded plenty of video at the beach and the image quality is excellent.
Some Concerns, But I Think I Can Recommend It. Read Details Below.
5 January 2013
Summary: Brain Dump Follows: Well, I'm keeping it, but I have some concerns. Today is the last day for me to return it and when I was outside today in the cold shooting some footage, for the first time there was some lateral image shake when zooming at the maximum speed.
Summary: I really like this camcorder. It functions as described and makes a good field device for the prosumer video enthusiast, although I would recomend an external microphone. The major downside is that the Hd Writer software does not work with Windows 8 and does only some fundamental video editing.