Summary: I owned Panasonic PVGS200 before and ever since I switched to this one, no regrets. Just the other buyers do not go complaining about; this particular unit makes clicking noise and that is due to giro it has which helps render image stability. It is not broken piece but it is supposed to make that noise in order to function normally. I would recommend this camcorder.
Summary: I'll be the first to admit that I don't know a lot about video cameras, but I find this one to be easy to use. The camera takes nice high-quality video and pictures, and the image stabilization seems to work nicely. Zoom works smoothly, but you can hear the "click" of the zoom slider on your recorded video. Built-in microphones work well.
Summary: We purchased this camcorder as we wanted the added memory that didn't come with the model currently sold in the US. The quality of the recordings is as indicated in other reviews - very sharp, high resolution, handles outdoor shots and sports very well. Low-light performance was more uneven and I think the competing Canon model does better there from what I've read. I needed a camera for more outdoor active shots so this did the trick.
Summary: Great product. Everything I had hoped for. You can pull the videos off in .MTS format and import them to video editing software or convert them to other formats like MP4 for uploading to the web or loading into iTunes. Amazing HD picture quality. I was deciding between this and a Flip Video device. I wanted quality over portability, and definitely made the right choice.
Summary: The wide angle is poor on this one, and for the extra price you only get more memory really. Save yourself $600 and purchase the Panasonic HDC-TM700. Great wide angle and almost all the features. Oh yeah, better resolution as well, and Panasonic HDC-TM700 has better low light quality. See for yourself. [...
Summary: The camera is great. However, I wanted to use it for making how-to videos, and my recordings are made in a quiet environment. Upon playing back the first few test recordings, I kept hearing this noise, and I wondered if there was something in the room making it . . . like a computer fan or maybe the printer. But no, it's the fan in the camera itself.
Summary: I got to tell you that if you are looking for the best camcorder ever created by Panasonic this is the one! The low light is the best on the market, sound quality insuperable, very portable, and easy to use. The only criticism I have is with the included software because it's too basic for editing & only helpful for transferring data to your PC, this is why I'm giving only 4 stars to it.
Summary: Although Panasonic naturally has new things in mind for 2010, the company clearly felt a `last hurrah' for the existing generation was in order. And so we have the HDC-TM350, a limited edition update of the TM300. There are essentially three differences between the two models. 1) The TM350 has taken advantage of the ever-decreasing cost of flash memory, and now comes with 64GB instead of 32GB.