Summary: I purchased the camcorder Panasonic HDC-HS 3 MOS and I recommend this camcorder to any body who wants to film a professional work, the camcorder is excellent in the images it has 220GB of recording in the hard drive, if you are filming in HD 1080P 60 it records in the hard drive of to 18 hours, recording in low light is excellent, and taking pictures with this camcorder is superb, I highly recommend this camcorder, you wont regret it.
Summary: The audio and video on this device are incredible. We bought it so that we could faithfully record our first child's first year. We had experience with less expensive Sony cameras, a Go Pro, the video function on our Canon Powershot and video shot on our cell phones. The video and audio on this device feel professional compared to any of the aforementioned products. The battery life is impressive.
Great quality video - with just enough bells and whistles
Christina "meant2b4boys", Amazon
14 February 2013
Summary: We got this for our son who is taking a video editing class at school. He needed a higher quality camera than the ones at the big box stores and we didn't want to spend big bucks - this was the perfect solution. It has everything he needed (and more) and we have really enjoyed his compilations. He does a lot of skate videos and other action shots and the anti-shake feature works well.
Summary: I bought this camcorder as a replacement to my last Panasonic camcorder which was super 8mm, and took 3.2mp stills. This one is really nice in comparison. Definitely a great upgrade. It has shutter and F-stop controls if you like to set up your own parameters. It focuses very well up close as I use it to take pictures of the jewelry I create.
Just had to update my review of the Camcorder after 1 year of use
Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 October 2012
Summary: I bought this camera last year and am so well pleased with every thing it is advertised to do. Last Saturday took the cake though I was sitting on concrete bleachers watching my grandson play foot ball, while setting on the top about 30 feet up my other grandson decided to slap the camera causing it to fall and hit the concrete at my feet then shoot right on down to the ground, the viewer was open and I had an extended life battery in it.
Summary: nice camcorder with full features that all you need. what i like most is the AGC function in microphone features that can eliminate environment noise that i don't want in my recording, such as other people voice, vehicle sound etc. it feels like you have built in sound mixer! :) this is what i like from panasonic camcorder.
Great Optical Image Stabilization, great 60p, wonky white balance.
9 July 2012
Summary: not every camcorder is perfect, this one has a 220gb hard drive for those large 60p files which is way better than the flash memory versions. The electronics are very fast, almost instantaneous when turning it on or selecting a function. BEST optical image stabilization which is important for kids and moving obects and when you are moving with the camera in hand with its gyroscopes, not software.
Summary: Although I'm no expert, I think this is a great product. The one thing I don't like is that Panasonic has no Mac version of the included software and upon querying them about it, didn't seem to care to. Wake up Panasonic! I managed to work around the problem but why should I have to? This camcorder is very easy to use, very intuitive controls, takes good stills, feels well built. I looked at cheaper camcorders, they looked and felt cheap so I paid more and got more.
Summary: I have had this camera for a while now. When I first opened the box and looked it over, I got the impression that it was cheaply made. For example, the cover over the SD card is just a flap of plastic that just catches with a little tab on the top. The color of this door is lighter than the rest of the camera body. The battery holder seemed like a cheap plastic catch. And the video/still/playback button seemed cheap and it has a little slop in it.