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.
Summary: This is the worst camera I ever bought!!, the camera stopped working at the first time I used it (recorded only 15 minutes and no longer works, the screen went white). I would not recommend this product
Summary: After few days of use (with maximum care) the front lens started to show some scratches and damaged areas; in a couple of week all the lens coating was completely destroyed and the cam became unusable.
Cheap Construction, Unreliable, and Warranty Short
Florida TechGuy, Amazon
16 July 2011
Summary: Cons: The quality of construction and reliability of the Panasonic TA-1 Ultrathin HD Pocket Camcorder are poor and not worth the investment. The quality of this device does feel and look cheap. The shell is flimsy. The buttons have painted labels that will wear off quickly.
Summary: This camera has been grossly mis-represented as a rival for the Flip. No matter how large a memory card you buy, the camera only records for 30 minutes! If you are a performer like myself and want to record for longer periods of time, you better have someone there to press record every time this...
Summary: Since I posted this, the camera crashed. It isn't recognized by my PC, and the battery won't hold a charge. I'm amazed at this product in two ways. First, I'm surprised that such a small device can take such great photos and video. It's the size of a credit card.
Summary: I purchased this device and an Flip HD on the same day. Gave one to my daughter, kept this one. She has no problems. I have had nothing but problems, with no response from two contacts to Panasonic Technical Support. Yeah, this is terrible. WHy open tickets on their site if they are just ignored?!?
Summary: I was excited once I unpackaged this camcorder, but with further inspection and a test video once I received the sd card, not impressed. Playback volume is horrible. The battery/sd card cover kept sliding down; does not lock in place. The look is nice, but that's it. Returning for a refund.
Summary: After few days of use, the front lens started to show scratches and damaged areas, despite the fact that I treated the cam with maximum care. In a couple of weeks the anti-glare layer of the lens was completely destroyed, with a fog-like effect.