Summary: I was going to see my brother and family in Dubai and wanted to have a new camcorder. My old one was a Panasonic 8mm tapes but cost me a lot of money and i was not going to pay that much again.I did some web searching thought about Samsung, same as my T.V but was on the fence with Panasonic &...
Summary: According to the professionals, I sacrificed picture quality for ease of operation. For those who don't know any better (and I don't), there is no sacrifice. I'm very pleased with my purchase, as I wasn't prepared to spend over $500 for an HD camcorder.
Summary: I am very happy with this camcorder. I could have paid twice as much but dont feel I would have gotten twice the camera. It has surpassed my expectations. The only cons I can think of is that the colors could be more saturated and the battery life is only about an hour.
Panasonic - not pro perfection, but still a pleasing past time
22 July 2013
Excerpt: As a professional photographer I've never really had much of an interest in video – until last year I still owned a Sony Hi8 camcorder that used to be my mum's and hadn't been put to use for about 4 years.
Pros: easy to use, fits well in hand, good quality results
Cons: software doesn't work with new computer systems ie . Windows 7/8, photos not great
Summary: Just upgraded from 10 yr old Canon camcorder and cannot fault the Panasonic SD20, the touch screen is ideal and the 50 frames per second motordrive facility is superb for ensuring that the best stills image is obtained.
Summary: I previously had a simple easy to use jvc camcorder which i got on with very well, however, i wanted something a little more modern which would shoot in hd. I chose panasonic as i was under the impression it was as good as any other brand if not better.
Summary: It's second time I try video, I'm a photographer, I own a Nikon D300. Camcorder works perfectly, light, easy to use, but I'm disapointed with the colors, not vivid, more greyish (using Intelligent Auto Mode)and sharpness is an issue !
Summary: I am unable to find the design fault described by one reviewer of this camera.I have tested twice using two different SD cards to battery levels below one minute. Each time the battery indicator flashed in red at 3 minutes.
Summary: It is not a bad camera overall. It is small, intuitive, looks nice, and records in a pretty good quality. The touch screen works good too and enables some nice functions: you can point an object to track, focus on and set exposition for, and in playback you can easily pick a clip to play from the...
Summary: Just bought this as it seemed to do everything I need for occasional movie recording. I also saw the Mac compatible label on the box and I am running a Power Mac with Leopard and iLife 09 so thought there wouldnt be a problem.