Summary: If looking for a performant camcorder without breaking the bank this might be it. 2 lows: the mode selector button seems to malfunction after heavy use and the proprietary 60 frame format is too hard to view on computers.
Summary: Purchased this camera in January of 2011 after a long search for the right camcorder in the $300-$400 range. Personally, I was pleased with this camera as it was the first I had ever purchased. That being said, I have learned more about cameras and now, a year later it was sold in order to upgrade.
Summary: Great camera. Only thing I do not like about it is you can't record with the LCD closed. You also can't turn the LCD off. I sometimes leave the camera in one spot, and would like to press the button of my remote to record with the screen closed, since I am not looking at the screen, and it is on a...
11 months old, no more autofocus, no more warranty
22 December 2011
Summary: Everything was great about this camcorder till today: I powered it on, and everything was blurry. I checked that the focus mode was on automatic, I checked that the tele macro was disabled... nothing. The autofocus mode is blocked in what seems to be the telemacro mode.
Summary: I am please with it overall, it fits nicely into a coat/trouser pocket. The disk that comes with it takes some getting used to and downloading video files takes a time as they have to be converter first. Best done via camera which cut down transfer time.
Pros: excellent video quality for me TV standard
Cons: connecting to external DVD writer which has to be mains powered, hard to find
Really awesome camera !! Check out my youtube for test videos :)
J. Daniel "JD", Amazon
1 November 2011
Summary: I love this camera to death, one of the main features I love is time lapse !! Good night shooting capability, easy file transfer because of sd card. Good zoom and awesome stability software. If you want to see videos I took with this check out my youtube [...
Summary: This is one excellent AVCHD camcorder. 1080 60p video quality is stunning. Price/performance value is incredibly good. I like the stills too. However: There is no warranty from Panasonic at the moment for those cam models.
Works Great, Meets Expectations.....!!!!! Updated....Warranty Information
ShopperGuy1234 "ShopperGuy1234", Amazon
27 June 2011
Summary: UPDATED WARRANTY INFORMATION (12/30/2010): Since there seems to be so much confusion and misinformation about warranty issue surrounding this camcorder, I decided to update this review to include the correct warranty information. I have personally spoken to Pansonic and confirmed the US warranty.