Summary: Since I'm selling this camera, figured I would respond to the review on the camera about the additional cost: SD cards $100.00 (can be purchased for much less at stores like Costco, Walmart, Target, and of course, Ebay) Extra Battery $60.00 (Didn't use the camera that much, but battery time was sufficient for what I needed) Bag $20.00 (Yes, a bag is helpful and costs about $20) New HD computer $ ????.?? (Not sure what an HD Computer is?
Summary: This is my first HD camcorder. I bought this back in Nov 2009 for $250. It has been an excellent product with a few annoyances. Pros - 1) Small size, the size of a soft drink can. A HUGE plus!!! 2) Cheap price at the time, same as SD camcorders. 3) Great video quality, especially outdoors in daylight. Cons - 1) Wide angle lens (44.1) NOT wide enough. Must keep backing up to get the subjects in view. 2) Lens Cover is internal but is manual. Easy to forget to close.
Summary: Easy to use. Light weight. Battery life could be longer. Picture quality in low light settings could be better. Camcorder light could be better. All in all, I am extremly happy with our purchase. We first used it for family videos during the weekend of our wedding. The video is absolutely excellent in ideal light settings. Low light noise is noticeable, however. For the most part you can just press record and go.
Summary: I bought this several weeks ago when it was on sale. I'm happy with it. The footage it produces is very good, the low light performance, while not great, is acceptable. It's very small and very easy to use, and the optical image stabilizer is fantastic. All in all, it's a solid step up from a flip camcorder, though certainly not as good as one of the more expensive canons. But for now, this is an affordable high def camcorder that works well for family video shoots.
Summary: Advertisement was somewhat misleading.It states that you can record to twin memory which means to me that you have dual slots for SD cards or one sd card and one hard drive etc. What it really has is one sd slot which can read either standard sd or sd/hc card. The quality is good but it is still very hard to see the image in bright outdoor conditions since there is no viewfinder, just the lcd screen. It would be worth extra money to have a viewfinder.
Summary: SD cards $100.00 Extra Battery $60.00 Bag $20.00 New HD computer $ ????.?? External light for movies over 2 ft away $40.00 HDMI mini cable for Digital TV $ 35.00 Ok now I can take that Great Movie which I will watch maybe once a year! Great Camera! But was it worth it? Had to due it over again, I would buy the one with a Hard Drive!
Summary: I was looking for a home camcorder. I have a Canon A620 digital camera and I think excellent (the price was high, but I do not regret), but the prices of camcorders Canons are much higher. When I got a good bargain from Amazon by Panasonic TM SD10 (U.S. $ 299.00, the price of the common definition camcorders), even knowing the limitations of the model (see in [...]), I decided to buy it. Certainly it is a good camcorder. The daylight does an excellent job.
Summary: I have this camcorder for about a year and still happy with it. I have a HD TV, so HD camcorder is only way to go. I was disappointed with none HD on my HD TV. Price: I just see the Amazon price for this camcorder go under 300, not sure if this is the new price or just temporary sale. Compare to other name brands, this is a very good price. I pay about 400 a year ago.
Summary: To start off, the camera is nice as far as I can tell. I've filmed quite a fair bit with it. The software is far less than ideal but there isn't much that can be done about it sadly. It's not mentioned on the apckaging how awkward the filetype that the camcorder records in is to deal with for beginners. The provided software for example did not work at all for me untill I invested almost an entire day into trying different software.