Summary: It is a good camcorder with lots of features but I was not very happy with it.In daylight and bright lights the video picture quality is good but indoor video shoots in auto mode was grainy.So if you like using auto mode then in low light you have to compromise with the video quality.If you are looking for a HD camcorder in 400$ price range I suggest Canon Vixia HFM30.
Summary: I've had this product for only a short time but would like to point out something that I didn't see pointed out in the reviews I read. I have normal sized fingers and have no problems using products like the iPhone but I found navigating the touchscreen menus incredibly frustrating. I would often hit the selection next to the one that I wanted and would then have to go back and try again- sometimes repeatedly.
A preliminary review, and comparison to the Sony HDR-CX110
S. Epstein, Amazon
9 October 2010
Summary: I first purchased the Sony HDR-CX110, in the same price/feature class as this Panasonic. If you are considering each camera, here's what I can tell you. Be forewarned that I have only had today to play with the Panasonic, and I have only used each model in Automatic mode. I will post updates if I discover anything significant: SONY HDR-CX110: Wins: +Size - the Sony is much smaller, easily fitting into my cargo/tactical pants pockets; +Image quality - the Sony has much...
amazing camera but it does not come with a SD card Recording as it says in the product description
Ricardo Scappini, Amazon
23 February 2011
Summary: I bought this item and if you check my history you'll see that when the item arrived I notice that there wasn't a SD Card Recording in the box, so I managed to return the item (paid £6 for the post) and the very next day I received the item and when I open the box I notice that once again there wasn't a SD Card Recording inside it. So I'm wondering if this item really comes with a SD Card Recording as it says in the camcorder description.
Great video camera but poor software and zero service
17 October 2010
Summary: I'm new to video so was attracted to this camera's price and claimed simplicity. The camera does everything and more besides. I can't fault it. However the supplied software will not burn DVDs. Perhaps the problem is with my PC but a brand new HP Pavilion dv7 3112sa running Windows 7 ought to be OK. It certainly exceeds the spec required by Panasonic.
Summary: This camcorder is a bit of a contradiction - it is light and very portable, easily fitting in a (largish) pocket. It shoots in HD video, but its shape and positioning of controls makes it impossible to hold steady when starting and stopping recording, or when zooming - faults which really show up on HD.
Summary: My review of the Panasonic SD60 is based on a price of £350. The camcorder was purchased to record high quality video and capture still photos all in one device (rather than carrying both digital camera and camcorder around). Overall, it seems to be a good product. For me, there are two primary weaknesses: - Low-light recording is not particularly good. Video and photos can look grainy. - The still photo mode is not impressive.
Good Basic Camera but the battery is poorly designed
Mr. S. Martin, Amazon
30 June 2010
Summary: I bought this camera as a point and shoot to capture videos on the fly. It is more for capturing moments with the camera rather than anything more professional. The camera is good but there are a couple of major issues. 1. The battery sticks out of the back of the camera and makes using the camera difficult. It is also impractical as it gets knocked too easily and ours permanently falls off. Not good. 2.