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.
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.
Summary: I bought this camcorder for my father, after some extensive research on camcorders this one seemed to be the best bang for the buck. I was considering some Sonys and Cannons, but in the end this Panasonic beat the rest in terms of price and features.
Summary: This product works great. Good enough zoom and picture quality is great with good lighting. I like the software to burn dvds that comes with it as well. I would recommend this product to any of my friends.
Summary: I bought this camcorder primarily to videotape my daughter's gymnastics meets. I have recorded two so far and the video quality for those is excellent. The lighting in both cases was bright flourescent lighting like you would find in a high school gymnasium.