Summary: It's good enough I suppose. I'm using it to film dance performances and it indeed has decent sensitivity in low light situations. The only thing I don't like is how the video is interlaced. I'm just picky because in reality I want to get an expensive camera but can't afford one at the moment. Don't let my "good enough" review deter you. You'll probably like this camera.
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.
Good quality video but video editing software could be better
vik "vik", Amazon
13 March 2012
Summary: Pros - Video Quality in well lighted areas is great - my rating 9/10. - Video Quality in low light is 6/10. It could be better - Video plays without any lag on VLC player or Windows media player (m2ts files) without any tweaks or software installation. You can copy the videos to any hard dish without the need to use "Import function" in the "HD Camera AE - Panasonic software" - I am getting Battery life of around 2 hrs.
Summary: We tested this camera against an XDCAM EX3. Shot in daylight, same picture, I stood next to the other camera. We compared the pictures and came to the conclusion that there is no or almost no difference between the two. Looking on a 32" LCD full HD screen. We pulled the video in on an Apple Mac with Final Cut Pro then did a spiltscreen on the timeline so in the viewer you had the two pictures side by side. NO difference that you can see with the eye.
Summary: I love it, There are so many features that I like about this camera. the pictures are crystal clear, the choice between saving to the hard drive or to the chip, the 3mos operating system. I could go on and on. I only gave it 4 stars because of the zoom capability. It only has 16x zoom and with all the improvements in electronics today, I would think they could improve that, but I still believe it is the best buy for the money on the market today
Summary: The camcorder is quite nice and delivered what it promised to do. Although it's not been 'wow' shopping experience with Amazon as one would expect. There were couple of things which might look small but irritates you a lot. In my case the 'stylus' was missing which was supposed to be there with the camcorder kit, although Amazon gave 15% discount for their mistake but it's not enough keeping in mind it's a touch screen camcorder and if something happens to the screen you...
Summary: A good price, great picture and video quality. This HD camcorder is worth it's price. a little heavy compared to other cameras. Large capasity hard drive and easy use features. Except for the touch screen which is a litte akward, this is a really good buy.