terrible picture quality - my iPhone takes much better pictures
14 February 2014
Summary: I dumped $500 on this piece of mess, and I'm going to throw it away. Side-by-side comparisons of the same scene at the same time, shot with the V720 and the iPhone5 revealed the V720 to be shockingly inferior. The V720 focus was always slightly off, despite shooting on manual focus at infinity. The contrasts are punched so hard that the colors bleed into each other.
Summary: This camcorder has received many glowing reviews, but I have to give it one star. I used it for a week, inside and outside, in the Intelligent Auto mode and other modes, and it simply would not focus clearly. I think I know what I am doing. I've owned many digital and video cameras over the years. I did not get one single good, in-focus clip out of this camera. Sorry, but I had to return it.
Summary: this review is based only around the Ustream feature as that is what i bought it for. Our intention was to stream a sporting event live. we received the camera 5th of july. and have pretty much spent time every day since trying to get it work. Panasonics customer service was slow and unresponsive and worst of all was not able to resolve the problem. I will be sending the camera and the accessorizes i bought for it back.