Summary: It arrived, I powered it up, attempted to record, got this message: "HDD ERROR OCCURRED. PLEASE TURN OFF THEN TURN ON AGAIN." Tried this several times and it did not work. Tech support said to format the HDD. That did not work. JUNK! I have purchased several of these cameras over the years for work. They have been getting less and less reliable with more and more problems...time for a change.
Summary: I used the camera about twice a month for 3 months and then it started acting strange. One time the lcd wouldn't turn on. After removing, then fully charging the battery the camera worked again. I thought maybe it was my error as this only happened once. Here I am on my 11 month and it happened again only this time it's permanent. The camera officially doesn't work anymore. Where things go from bad to worse is with Panasonic's service and warranty.
Summary: When shopping for a new hd camcorder to replace my old camcorder, I was a little worried about the reliability of those hard drive & sd memory card camcorders. I bit the bullet, however, and got the Panasonic HDC-HS80K, and I'm incredibly satisfied with it. The image quality is fantastic, even at low light, which is just great cuz we have a lot of parties to put on youtube, and the internal hard drive can hold hours on the highest quality setting!
Summary: A very good camcorder, reasonable price and totally foolproof. More importantly, its compact design is very suitable for outdoor activities. I always carry this item during traveling or weekend activities. Its memory capacity is good enough, and can be easily upgraded due to the lower price of the memory cards. Worth recommending!
Summary: Though a little "quirky" compared to my previous JVC camcorder, it records clear video. I really dig the touch screen. One of the nice features of this camera is, when you zoom up real close normally the video gets blurry or shaky on some models. This camera seems to have beeen fined tuned for that problem. It was also much smaller than I expected but now I'm used to it. Panasonic still makes a sound product despite the competition and lower prices.
Summary: Excellent little camera for the price. We are so happy with the features on this camera. It does everything and more than we expected from such an inexpensive camera. The picture quality is great.
Summary: I had this Camcorder for couple month and has been very satisfied about it. It's compact and easy to follow the instruction. Also I found the quality of both video and sound is pretty nice. I think it's a must-have for a family. I am very glad about this purchase.