Pros: I like this camcorder and i used this camcorder for 5 months.
Cons: low-light video quality is still not great but better than models of recent years, over-compensates for color correction when shooting in intelligent auto-mode indoors w/poor lighting, 2-channel stereo audio, no included mini-HDMI to HDMI cable
Summary: Superb camera but supplied software is poor. Be warned editing of AVCHD films requires a very powerfull computer with good software. I would suggest AVS video editor this is free but does the job to a good standard.
Great HD camcorder but editing the footage is challenging
Richard Cookson "cookaburrar", Amazon
27 September 2010
Summary: I bought the Panasonic SD60 camcorder after looking at all of the available reviews online, which rated it as the best in it's price class and I have not been disappointed. The video quality in full HD is fantastic and far better than with my old mini DV camcorder. Just the fact that you do not have to wind the tape back and forth makes this camcorder so much easier to use.
Summary: I bought this as my first camcorder, and have found it a piece of cake to use. The menus are clear if you can remember what all the icons mean. Image quality is great if a little over-sharp, but i don't know how this compares to others. The image stabilization is amazing too. There are enough manual settings to deal with difficult lighting or focus problems, but in the auto mode it coped very well and there are easy menu items for back-lit or spotlit subjects.