Summary: This is actually my first full fledged camcorder along with the HDC-SD900 model which I bought for some projects i am involved with. These cameras are THE BOWSE. I dont think anyone can go wrong with it. Memory management is key especially when taping in HD.
Summary: First, let me say I record video clips of only family and friends, like parties, weddings, candid moments, nothing extravagant. I previously used my digital cameras but over the years realize the noise and pixelation, especially when played on large TVs simply looked awful. Even with some of the better consumer grade cameras like panasonic lx3, lx5, gf2, the videos just didn't look good.
Summary: This camcorder has too many pros. It is very easy to use first of all. It also has very good image stabilization and picture quality. It works very well in low light which I find as the biggest pitfall for many of the camcorders I have used so far. The zoom range is very attractive and the image quality still holds even at those "higher" zoom levels. I am making videos of my 2-year-old daughter and we love the performance of this camcorder.
HDC TM 800 is the 2011 best value for money camcorder. 3 MOS are necessary!
21 August 2011
Summary: Very good camcorder because 3 MOS CCD and Panasonic technology. If you have a lot fo money HDC TM900 is better in term of sound quality (5.1 instead of 2.1) and other things but TM900 has strictly the same image quality at a higher price !! My choice is done after a week test : HDC-S800 has for me the best value for money !!
Summary: Wanted a camcorder for my son who is into making movies. Found this 3MOS camera for an excellent price. Picture quality is excellent to say the least. This was the only camera of its kind which had wide angle, SD card facility, reasonable photo resolution, on screen playback with touchscreen facility, reasonable zoom, HD recording, face recognition. Reasonably light weight and good battery life. I did not buy a spare battery and I did not miss it during our recent trip.