Summary: This is my second attempt at purchasing a 1080P Camcorder that could produce reasonable quality video's. Positives: The video's this produces are vibrant and rich with the microphone clearly picking up and faithfully reproducing the sounds. Wind noise limitation is reasonable considering the location of the microphone. The image stabilization works very well for such a small unit and the HDMI output is a great feature.
Works Great, Meets Expectations.....!!!!! Updated....Warranty Information
ShopperGuy1234 "ShopperGuy1234", Amazon
25 December 2010
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. To check if you have a US version of this camcorder model (NTSC recording format), remove the camcorder battery.
Summary: I bought this camcorder after much research and reading of reviews. There's little I can add to the praise heaped on this model - quality is really excellent. I've given 4 stars only however because of the fan noise which affects sound recording in any quiet setting - you can't get rid of it, nor is there input for external mikes.
Summary: I bought the SD600 from Amazon in January, it was a toss up between the SD60 and the SD600, and initially ordered the sd60, which is a fine camera, but I decided to return it and purchase the sd600 for it's extra high quality video and lower light capabilities. I was not disappointed, the video quality is the best I've seen, it really is superb.
Summary: Great for shooting video and stills for family events or travelling.And this is what I usually do. I got rid of my TZ5 (gave it to my children) and I take stills with my SD600. The problem is that although the tag price shows that it is Â£200 cheaper than TM700, you need around Â£120 to get a 32Gb SD card (No memory is supplied with the camera) when TM700 has already a 32Gb SDD. So don't be fooled by the tag price. It's NOT that cheaper from the TM700.