Summary: I have really enjoyed this camera. It's light, easy to use and takes good videos. The problem I have is with the HD Writer AE 1.5 that comes with the camera. In short - I can't burn a disc and Panasonic hasn't been able to help me with any offer of improved software. They say there might be some compatibility issues with Dell - whatever. This is a real issue and a big problem.
Summary: I purchased this product to take videos of my newborn daughter. Hence, I used this camcorder mostly for taking videos in my house (in January, so not in bright sunlight). I was very disappointed by the video quality. A video I took in my back garden during a sunny day was fantastic, so if you need this camcorder mostly for holiday videos in good light conditions it is very good. Good handling, nice features, I was otherwise very pleased.