Summary: Out of box, the LCD did not work. Of course Amazon is great at returns, but are currently out of stock, so my only option was a refund from them. I really wanted to have this unit though, so I went to the Panasonic web site to see if they had a walk-in service center where I could get a replacement.
Summary: The camera records quite a bit grainy indoors. The AVCHD format is very difficult to convert without DIVX software that takes a long time. VLC and Splash and all other programs stutter when playing the AVCHD 1080p. So you can basically not use the higher definition setting on this camera.
Summary: The camera itself is great - 5 stars. I'm writing this review to highlight that the transfer and editing software does not work. The panasonic website states: "About HD Writer AE 2.1: This software is not compatible with a multi-boot environment.