Summary: Picture quality is excellent Controls and joystick are hard to use Connection to TV is riduculous, you have to remove the battery and use power adapter in order to connect through HDMI, ..........WTF?
Summary: I bought this video camera about 2 years ago because I thought it was top-of-the-line back then, at a reasonable price. The picture quality was good, and I loved the size, but I recently sold it on eBay and bought a Canon HF-200 for the following reasons: 1) I absolutely hated the Panasonic's...
Summary: UPDATE - It's possible that things have changed since I originally wrote this review over three years ago. I advise doing more research before ruling out that iMovie doesn't work with this camera. I bought the Canon HF-10 instead of this one and it has served me extremely well.
Summary: There was no point in buying this product. It doesn't work with macs. It would have been nice for the description to say that. This camera is useless if you have a mac. I am very disappointed.
Summary: I own a Panasonic digital camera which I enjoy very much. it takes great pictures and it beats Nikon, Sony and Canon in many aspects. Despite my satisfaction with the camera, I did not think of Panasonic when I was on the market for a high defiction camcorder.
Summary: I have Panasonic TV, DMR EX78HD/DVD recorder, microwave oven and Lumix FZ18 all pretty good and reliable. This Camcorder is different. I have used video cameras for 25 years, having gone through portable VHS, Video 8, VHS-C, Mini DV from Sony, Fuji and JVC.
Summary: Bought for holiday use only. Was fine for first two holidays (totalling three weeks). Midway through next holiday shutter failed whilst shut. Don't expect such basic failures after only three and a half weeks use.
Summary: Summary Pro's: Picture quality is good in ideal conditions. Good image stablisation. Con's: Microphones too sensitive, can suffer from same SD Card beep problem as other Panasonic camcorders, photo's are poor.
Summary: Ich hatte diese Kamera hauptsächlich wegen des unschlagbar günstigen Preises für eine AVCHD-Markenkamera bestellt. Ausserdem war ich gespannt auf den 5.1 Ton. Ich habe in den letzten 20 Jahren alle Technologiesprünge von VHS-C über Hi8 und DV mitgemacht, denke also dass ich einige Erfahrung habe.