Summary: I have to admit I dont have a much of a reference to compare this camcorder against and I am not a power user either. This is my first HD camcorder and the camera doesnt disappoint. The most important job of a camcorder is to take good video and this camera does this well. I did not notice any of the fan noise issues, but then again, how often do most people really shoot video in complete silence. Few things I was not impressed with the camera 1.
Summary: Pretty much as advertised by the company and the camera's fans. The resolution of the eyepiece and screen isn't spectacular, so you sometimes don't realize how beautiful your footage really is until you see it on a hi-def screen. The results are spectacular, but as with all 1080p video, it's a real bear to process. Will give your computer's all it can handle for years to come.
Summary: This is really a good camera, but I did receive it with some broken features. The lens cap was broken. Ther was no shoe adapter and no av cable. For the rest it is a good product only the seller 'Warehouse Deals, Inc' very much dissapointed me. I couldn't send it back because I sended the product to Holland.
Summary: This is a camcorder with a learning curve. I had trouble initially learning how to use this, and I accidently filmed my son's play in 60i instead of 60p. This proved to be a mistake. Also it is too easy to accidentally set this in camera mode and wonder why it won't record video. Once I got the hang of it, it seemed good. On Linux (recent Fedora), I plugged the camera into the USB and copied the files over.
Summary: coming from a professional camera background, it was a bit of a challenge to switch to a more con/prosumer mode, but this camera is pretty impressive. Great picture quality, 32GB internal storage is plenty, SDHD great. I've even mounted a light to the shoe and added an external mic and it was fairly easy and smooth. Downsides for me are (and this could be my newness with the camera, so hopefully there are workarounds or answers) - 1. Too many icons on the screen.
Wonderful Camera for Professional Videographers on a budget
17 November 2010
Summary: I am an aspiring film maker about to complete my senior year of High school and head on to the college level. I have been doing productions since the eighth grade and since being in High school and receiving filmmaking experience from my older brother (and working on paid productions) I consider myself semi professional.
Summary: The reviews of the image quality this camera produces are all spot on. It's fantastic in that regard. I'm just going to address the negatives because overall it's a wonderful camera. The fan is not nearly as noticeable as some reviews claim. It can be heard in only the most silent of conditions. If you weren't listening for it, you wouldn't hear it. The battery life is a little short when recording in the 1080/60 mode.
A Consumer Camcorder that Produces Professional Results
T. Chan, Amazon
20 April 2010
Summary: I upgrade my Sanyo HD2000A to Panasonic TM700 for its optical image stabilizer, eye-level viewfinder, 3MOS sensor technology and wider zoom lens. I got Sanyo HD2000A; because it was the first consumer camcorder that did 1920x1080/60P recording. The bad part for Sanyo HD2000A is that it uses a poor electrical image stabilizer; and it does not have a viewfinder. In order to make smooth video clips, I have to carry a monopod with HD2000A all the time.
Summary: Fantastic product. As fan of Panasonic checking I check the range of products from this brand first and then compare selected with competitors. As at that time looked for 3 matrix camcorder for family to replace old Panasonic miniDV. Even when 3D already appeared on the market - we picked this non-3D model due good Price/Quality+Feature ratio. Used it for almost a year found it as great camcorder. Pros + 3MOS sensor + Optical Stab!!!
Summary: A very nice, compact, light camcorder. It comes with software for editing on a PC but if you have an Apple Mac it won't upload 1080/50 only AVCHD files. Software to do this has to be purchased and installed separately.