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.
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.