Summary: I've been on a quest to find a great camcorder. I have a large HDTV, and need/want my videos from the camera to look great on my TV. This camera was easy to use, the picture quality was fantastic, but it died in the middle of my vacation (roughly 20 days after purchase).
Summary: One word..OBSOLETE! I shot several videos in a variety of settings and in different environments, comparing the Panasonic X900M to the Sony HX20V, a $280 point-and-shoot camera capable of recording high definition video, and was disappointed in the results.
Summary: The video quality of this camera is poor. Specially in low light environments. I mean just shooting videos around the house during the day with the lights off. I compared it for a canon camcorder that is half the price and the canon was much better. Don't waste your money and time with this camera.
Summary: When first using this camcorder in 50p mode, you are immediately impressed at how brilliant the picture quality is.The picture (stills) function gives snaps as good as my dSLR. No kidding. It is down hill from here however.