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: 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.