Summary: It's just so, so. The biggest shortcoming is the absence of a microphone out connection. The electronic mic only works under certain conditions and offeres too little control. You are subject to getting unusable video with this camera.
Summary: Panasonic has been putting the Leica Dicomar lens on their cameras and camcorders for the last ten years and man it is an awesome lens. The zoom is 16x and can capture terrific up-close detail from as far as 10 feet away.
Summary: This is our first video camera purchase and we wanted something affordable with lots of good features. The camera is great, the size is perfect, and it has lots of impressive features. However, if you are going to be using it indoors a lot then forget about this camera.
Summary: Bought this camcorder to record family functions and vacations. Camcorder was easy to use right out of the box. It has a yellow box in the screen that moves with the person you filming to help you keep things centered.
Summary: This camera is excellent. I had another very new Panasonic with a 50GB HD and a 50 or 60 optical zoom and it was a nice camcorder BUT the 16GB internal and the 16GB SD Card was really more than I needed for storage and so very very easy.