Summary: I purchased this camera 3 1/2 years ago. It was fine until the lens cover stopped opening. Luckily I bought a SquareTrade warranty and they repaired it. This year I had to upgrade my Win XP machine. So I upgraded to Win 7. I went on a month long vacation of a lifetime.
Summary: The HDC-SD60K I bought stops working for no reason yesterday. I have it for less than an year, I thought I got warranty covered. I went to their on-line repairing registration, and end up having to paid ~$120 for LABOR because warranty only covers parts for an year, not the labor. Duh !!!
Summary: We bought this camcorder just over a year ago. Up till now we were very happy with it as it was easy to use and created nice video. Then all of the sudden the lens cover decided to stop opening. For those who don't own one, this camera has a lens cover that is automatic..
Summary: The camcorder itself is good, but ugliest deceit is in battery. They install smart card into the battery so that camcorder does not work with a battery made by third party. On the other hand a battery made by Panasonic (with smart card) is overpriced about ten times.