Summary: I bought this camera and wound up returning it. As much as I wanted it to work - it wasn't for me. The zoom would flicker on objects in the background which makes the video look really bad and as I often blog (use the camera facing me) - it was a pain in the behind that the controls aren't available on the touch screen when you flip it over. And, as nice as the iPhone feature is ... it doesn't replace a necessary remote control for simple start / stop.
Most affordable prosumer camcorder with professional image quality
10 March 2013
Summary: Updating the review after more analysis. Its a great camera, and I'd give it 4 stars, however.. I'm going to keep at 3 stars so that panasonic understands it needs to work on its White Balance features and color accuracy. With the default settings and intelligent auto, there is a "cool tone" in the picture. Although this camera has the best sharpness, The Canon G20 and Sony CX760 both excel in color saturation/white balance.