Panasonic cameras and camcorders are excellent buys!
26 August 2013
Summary: Panasonic makes excellent products and this is just one of them. I will always trust Panasonic. Every item I have ever gotten has lasted very long "years 5+". This is the camera that they use at my son's college in visual arts. He says very easy to use and picture and sound excellent. A great item!
Summary: I purchased this product back in NOV 2009 I purchased it because it was the only Ultra compact High zoom camcorder to make discrete videos. It serves me well even up to this day.August 2011 The OIS optical stabilization is the best of any compact camcorder out there. WISH it had a better resolution above 1.5 megapixel for details in zooming. I do a LOT of off the cuff wildlife videography.
Summary: It may be small, but it works! and it works very well for its size. I previously used JVC camcorders as backups - but their features, menus and video quality was atrocious (confirmed by expert reviews). I expected this camcorder to be the same, but was more than surprised when the video quality had vibrant color, instant focusing, and a surprisingly effective built in video LED light. It even has a feature to warn when you move the camera too fast.
Summary: My sony camcorder broke few weeks back and I was looking for a decent HD one without breaking my wallet. For the price I paid 280@amazon, this is a great camcorder. This is smaller than the length of Iphone 3gs :) I recorder videos inside only so far and I am impressed with quality. I use a class 6 card and record at the highest settings. Conversion to mpeg is easy with the software provided. Upload to youtube is also 1 click away from the software.
Summary: This is a great little camera, excellent video and photos outdoor and indoor...only used it for one day but so far, I'm satisfied with this camera. So simple to operate, didn't need to read the manual to create movies, photos and playback on HD TV. Perhaps I'm not as critical as some of the reviewers but I simply cannot find anything wrong with this camera, I think it's one of the best in this price range.
Summary: I researched several brands which were, at least, twice more expensive than this one. In my observation, it is very easy to handle and compact enough to carry around. It is small, and many reviewers complained about the low light shooting. I think it is more to what you are going to use this one for. I shoot some footages in my basement at night, and it showed more grains, but the quality is fine to acceptable.
Summary: originally i bought the standard definition panasonic camcorder, and the people at best buy assured me i would not be able to tell the difference between that and high def on my TV, so i tried it and they lied. i then bought this camera off amazon and not only is it super high def quality, but its so easy to use the touch screen display is great, and is sooooo light weight.
Summary: had camera for a few years now very happy, put good class 10 sd card in, picture Quality very good, battery life not bad, never run out when filming not yet, good price as well. ps would buy upgrade when ready.
Summary: Fantastic camera with a load of functional control for the money but easy to use if you want. Excellent quality in daylight and the AVCHD format is even better than HDV if you have the right conditions. Doesnt handle low light very well but then it does have an on board light. Very compact and actually fits into your pocket. Used together with a Panasonic TV with card reader after editing the movie clips on board and you might not even need a PC!