Summary: I had 20+ years of experience working in the electronics field. I worked for Circuit City and The Good Guys! audio/video stores. When I wanted a new camcorder, I wanted one powerful enough to fulfill my demanding needs, but easy enough for my inexperienced wife to use. We went to Crater Lake and both used this camera to take both videos and still shots. This camera is one of the very best I have seen.
Summary: The picture quality is amazing for the price. This is replacing a professional 3-chip camera we originally purchased for commercial production. This camera could be used for either home or broadcast production. The tiny form factor didn't prevent Panasonic from giving the user manual control over most camera functions. The menu system is similar to many professional cameras, but uses a touch screen instead of a mini-joystick. We found the touch screen easier to use.
Great for interviews, web commercials, and short films.
MeDallion Studios Video, Amazon
15 April 2010
Summary: This camera can be used for the videographer who's aspiring to become an indie filmmaker. This flagship camera ( Flagship Camera is a camera that looks like a consumer camera, but has functions needed for a prosumer user.) Shoots in cinema 24p mode, the focus ring a huge plus. Although if you decide to add a follow focus the lcd screen gets in the way. Great for the filmmaker on a budget. First appearance looks like a typical generic Walmart consumer camera.
Summary: Panasonic did an incredible job of bring HD quality to a portable camcorder. The camera itself is pretty small making it very portable. The wind buffer is very good and filters out most if not all of the wind. It has a feature for when you are trying to capture a time senistive event that when applied that when you push the record button the camera actually captures about 15 secs prior to you pushing the button.
Summary: OK, So I have used this camcorder for about 1 week. I think the outdoor shots taken with this camcorder are top notch and look fantastic. I play them back via my PS3 using the USB port and a SD card adapter on my 46" Mitsubishi LCD TV. I also converted the videos to Apple TV format and they still look great. The indoor shooting seems to be best when you switch to manual. I would say these videos are good but not great.
Wonderful camera with lots of potential for the Indie filmmaker.
J. Monty, Amazon
4 November 2009
Summary: I've had this camera for about 2 months now and I'm very happy with it. This camera really shines in so many ways: stunning picture quality, ultra portable, lots of pro-type features and controls, fast and easy to use with a PC (unlike the HDV camcorders like the HV20, HV30, HV40 from Canon which still use tapes and require a slow capturing process).
Summary: This the first review I have felt was worth the time to do. I have have worked in several fields of photography over a 37 year career that include motion picture, commercial catalogs and aerial mapping. I am also an avid amateur nature photographer. I lost count of how many film and video cameras I have purchased over the years. My last camera was a JVC model GR-DV3000 and 3.5 years old. It was a very good camcorder.
Summary: Всем советую приобрести фото-видео камеру Panasonic HDC-HS300. Вам она понравится! Вы просто не пожалеете! Удачи вам!
Pros: Panasonic HDC-HS300 - отличная качественная фото-видео камера., Panasonic - это уже всем известная фирма по производству только качественной техники., Камера очень хорошо снимает видео и так же фотографирует. Её фотографии я всегда сравниваю с фотоаппаратом Nikon купленным за 22000 рублей. И конечно же фотографии сделанные данной камерой всегда качественнее и чётче! Вот какое качество то. Лучше фотоаппарата фотографирует!, Снимает видео суперски. Такое качество! Кстат...
Cons: Недостатков и нареканий к фото-виедо камере Panasonic HDC-HS300 за всё её время использования у меня нету. Всё супер просто! Одни плюсы.