Summary: I wish it did better in low light but it works and has great quality overall. I enjoy the ring for rack focus and other features. I have recommended this kind of camera to several friends and they all enjoy it. Some got a simpler version for shooting family stuff but I use it for shooting short films and documentary. I have increased it's capability with the rig that I bought for it. It's stable and great quality in decent lighting.
Summary: This camera is simply awesome, period! I initially was looking at the "little brother" of this cam that has but one MOS sensor (this one has THREE) and there is no comparison; if you're gonna jump, jump in BIG! If you record at an event and want to playback on hi def TV this is second to none for the money. This camera is a LOT more machine than I waa ready for and every time I use it I learn more.
Summary: This is my first High Def camcorder and I was excited about using it for spontaneous shoots outside, often in woods or other natural settings, where I don't have a lot of time to fool with settings, so rely heavily on auto-focus. My experience with this camcorder is that the auto-focus is terrible. Earlier Mini-DV camcorders I've owned from Panasonic have worked very well in these spontaneous shoots, but this one is constantly out of focus.
Summary: This is by far the best camcorder I've owned! The videos are amazing. I generally use a Rode mic with it, but the camcorder mics are fine with very little noise. My only complaint is having to find an adapter to attach the Rode mic. The design of the shoe makes it impossible to fit any I wanted to use. I had to pay $50 for an adapter from a company in England <sigh>. This is a design issue that I hope Panasonic will address in the future. Overall, I'm very pleased.
Summary: nothing in this time can bit this camera up to 5000$.I tray and return mani of them the new canons xf100 cost 3000$ and i return it the picture quality was bed very bed moire and moskito effect.im not recomed it this xf100..
Summary: I've owned this camcorder (purchased from Amazon Warehouse) for about a month now and I'm really impressed. Panasonic has done a great job with this camcorder (and its twin the HDC-TM700). Note: at the time of this writing (Spring 2011) this is now the previous-generation camcorder -- reportedly the newer HDC-TM900/HS900K camcorders are pretty much identical as far as video quality is concerned and offer mostly minor updates; notably a larger higher-resolution LCD and...
Summary: Pros: - 1080p@60fps in MTS format - versatile light and easy to use and handle in travel conditions - manual mode very intuitive and descriptive menu -reliable 240 GB HDD storage space.At 1 hour of full HD@60fps record it took about 12 GB of space divined in 4.4 GB files automatically. - super fine low light with the manual setting of downgrade 30 fps especially created for this purpose.
Summary: This review is in portuguese. As imagens dessa câmeras são absurdamente impressionantes! Ela atende tanto usuários avançados quanto comuns. As configurações manuais permitem, dentre outras coisas, utilizar o foco manual, exposição de luz manual, contraste e muitas outras funcionalidades para usuários que gostam de configurar manualmente a filmadora. Contudo, ressalto que as imagens do modo automático são fantásticas.