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: I had this camera for only 5 months. I was sitting on some dirt it literally rolled off my leg into the dirt. i picked it up dusted it off blew off the dust and dirt and didn't think much of it. I recorded another 15 min and paused the recording when i went to start again the camera was dead. I have no idea except maybe a small peace of dust in a strange spot but for the price i would expect it to have worked more than 5 months.