Summary: Before this we had a Sony Handycam. It was great overall, but not good in low-light (like say, a living room on Christmas morning). We did months of research and came across this Panasonic. It is WONDERFUL in low-light and pretty much every other light.
Summary: Movie quality is wonderful, amazing in low light. Drawbacks are unprotected shutter sticks in a half open position had to manually push it fully open before filming - returned first on after a week. Still problem at times with replacement.
Summary: The video quailty is pretty good. The interface is simple and easy to use. there's tons of features to help out any videographer. The touch screen works great, and gives you more options then just using the buttons on the rear of the body. Its light weight, and fits great in your hand.
Summary: my brother in low have same kind but one sold in japan. the japanese one has built in memory and also you can use SDcard to extend. i like it very much. easy to use, fast start battery works good length, fits in my hand (I have very small hands) and so on.
Summary: I have only two issues with this otherwise fine product. One is that I haven't been able to figure out how to disable the automatic face detection feature, resulting in a lot of rubber noses and other facial parts when my seated subjects move around a bit.
Summary: Good camera. Takes outstanding video. The night shots are rather weak but I didn't expect anything in this price range to do well. My biggest gripe is the white balance. In auto it is slow and in manual it takes a few seconds to compare them.
Summary: This was given as a gift to my daughter and her husband who are expecting their first baby! It was WELL RECEIVED and they are looking forward to using it. As for now I can't comment on much else.