Summary: This is an awesome HD camera. We used it a lot when we first got it (for weddings and stuff) but admittedly it's been lying around with no use for a while as I just tend to use the camera on my phone now. I did have an issue a few months after purchase where it just stopped working...I had to sent it to Panasonic to be rebuilt but luckily we didn't lose any data. I wish it saved videos in a different format too.
Overall very nice. Wish I'd opted for the external mic though...
5 June 2013
Summary: This has been a very reliable camcorder that takes both great video and still pics. Nice to be able to choose either internal hard disk or SD card as sotrage medium. I do wish I'd opted for the slightly more spendy version that supports an external microphone. The built-in mics work very well, but there have been times I've wanted to fit a subject with a mic or record from a source with dedicated mic to get proper acoustics.
Summary: I never had a camcorder before and choosing one was not easy. This camcorder works great, i like that it has great memory, light weight and has a good mega-pixel. Also it is affordable. I would recommend this camcorder to use for all your special moments.
Summary: where would I start. as for the camcorder it is very easy with operations (read the manual) and the picture (film) quality is worth more then the cost of the camera. can buy extra backup batterie's (ebay) at a very reasonable price as well as filters. the attachments are large with what can be used on the camcorder, wide angle & telephoto lenses & a simple 12.00$ lens hood (ebay) will help make shooting creative & fun for anyone.
Summary: I've had this for over a year. I believe the increase in COLOR quality with the 3mos system (read up on that) is really the biggest asset of this HD camcorder. It splits the color into 3 components and the results are excellent color for the video. I rated battery life high because I bought an original panasonic 2.5 hour battery from a hong kong seller for $32. Original battery is about 90 minutes if you don't do a lot of viewing of what you just shot.
Summary: I am using this cam for weeks now and found it easy to use but it has some major flaws.It has no view finder and i thought its right step in forward direction who needs old technology to squeeze eye ball against lens.i realized this design flaw when i used it out door for shooting a game and then again for a cruise.I was sitting in game with sun right behind me and let me tell you,I wasn`t able to view a thing through lcd screen and same thing happened when boating as...
Summary: In one short sentence, this quality of this camcorder's video is the best I have ever seen at this price point. The Leica zoom lens is very clear and sharp. I prefer hard drive-based camcorder because of its high capacity and speed. These days, many digital cameras can also shoot video, but there are some limitations. First, you may need to buy memory cards that are rated Class 6 or better, which are pretty expensive.