Summary: So easy to switch between video and still. Love the rapid fire feature - means you can 'catch' the moment, either if they are moving, or if you are , as on a train. When on still, make sure your finger is right in the centre of the button, or you may move the camera slightly or miss the moment. Recommend having a spare battery as the above benefits use lots of power. Also you need to buy a much bigger card than supplied. Comfortable in the hand and very portable.
Brilliant product, easy to use and user friendly menu
4 December 2014
Summary: Brilliant product , easy to use and user friendly menu , The battery doesn't last too long which would force you to buy some spare batteries which original Panasonic brand are so expensive , so you have to buy replacements and they are not that good neither ... over all is good product ... I wish they had improved the battery life , and also flash light to be on throughout shooting video.
Great video quality from a water proof / weather proof unit
20 October 2014
Summary: Really impressed with the video quality from this unit. I wanted a weatherproof camcorder for use on holiday and this fits the bill perfectly. It's compact, easy to use and delivers a lovely footage. Stills aren't bad either. Controls are a decent size so easy to use for someone like me with large hands. Some pistol grip type cameras have small fiddly controls but these are fine. Haven't tested it under water yet but have used it in the pouring rain with no problems.
Summary: Excellent camcorder package. Instructions easy to follow, even for a complete novice like me! I am still getting to grips with anything other than the basics but the picture quality is great. I have filmed facing away from me ... The sound quality of my commentary was quite quiet, but there may be a gizmo to sort this out. Picsio offered great value and customer service was great, when I had a little hiccup over delivery.
Was very disappointed that you cannot upload direct from the camera to ...
Judith Falkner, Amazon
29 September 2014
Summary: It is a bit fiddly fitting the USB cable without ejecting the battery. Was very disappointed that you cannot upload direct from the camera to a PC (and internet) as I used to with a previous camcorder. I loaded the software included and this made no difference, the PC does not recognise the connection. Luckily I have access to a chip reader and that is how I manage to upload/store data. Camera does not come with a carrying case or extras like a tripod.
Summary: This is a superb little camera. Firstly the image quality of photographs is very good, almost as good as a DLSR (which we have). Using the recording needs a steady hand as the video appears shaky on playback, takes a little practice but great quality as well. Haven't used it under water yet, not sure we are completely convinced it is waterproof as advised.