Summary: This little baby is great. I embarked on a rather frightening self-improvement effort and discovered subliminal tracks. Once I figured out how to do it, I was able to transfer all my subliminals from my hard drive to my Panasonic Camcorder and then I can fall asleep at night (I purchased a nifty little headband speaker set so I can listen while I sleep). It's not so tiny you can't press the buttons, but small enough to slip in (as they advertise) your pocket (or purse).
Summary: I didn't use silver TA1 :) I use red TA1. It's very simple camcorder. One button - one action. Picture quality isn't very good, but it's the best for this camera format and its price. Rolling shutter could be less. View angle isn't wide, not good for inside using, but it has very right geometry and it's near human eyes view angle. It needs a charger, computer USB is very long charging device. I guess additional battery is necessary.
WORST product I've ever purchased - not exaggerating
Val "Val72484", Amazon
22 January 2012
Summary: UPDATE: If I could give this product negative stars I would. As you can see from my original review (see below) things did not start off smoothly, and before a month had passed this piece-of-you-know-what stopped working all together. This led me to a fun game of call-Amazon, call-Panasonic, complain, get ignored, "oh call this number instead".
Summary: We gave this to my mother-in-law for Christmas (who is not too tech savvy). She liked the ease of using the camera and was taking videos within hours of taking it out of the package. She especially liked the fact she could take still photos from the video clips. Her desire is to take "real" pictures (not staged)and she can get the shots she wants from the video.
Summary: Before get the iPhone 4, this was the best video cam, even I took the camera to a peal jam convert and megadeth one, and was incredible recording my favorite songs, with good quality and audio , in 1080p!!!! full compatible with ps3 and xbox to reproduce the videos on your tv even have a little speaker to hear the recordings, the bad , the speaker is just to use as preview, no good quality on it, but amazing went you hear it at the PC or mac or video consoles