Excerpt: I found this product extremely disappointing. I purchased it for filming family wedddings/parties. in my experience the quality of the camera was good, but after spending £15 on cables to connect to usb and firewire and being told it worked with windows movie maker i found myself very disappointed.
Excerpt: The camera itself excellent. The controls are simple and the size is excellent; it doesn't take up much space in a bag. Transferring the video to a simple VHS produces brilliant and almost 'broadcast quality' results. However, transferring the video on to your PC took someone like me (without advanced knowledge) a considerable amount of time. Provided with the camera is a manual, AC mains lead and AV lead (for connecting to video/TV). There isn't any software (ie.
Excerpt: I bought this digital camcorder in order to be able to capture video on my PC. Imagine my surprise when I found out that no firewire, USB cables and software were included in the package! So after I bought seperately all these items and finally trasferred some videos onto my PC I had another negative surprise: the quality of the video was poor.
Pros: price, size, 24x zoom
Cons: low image quality no firewire & usb cable, no software, difficult manual for PC connection
Excerpt: After the hugely successful GS11, panasonic have launched its replacement, the GS17. I have not bought one but have played with my friends constantly The quality it produces is easily comparable to camcorders further up the range, however I do own the GS15 and cannot see much difference. The main selling point of this camcorder is its huge optical zoom. At 24x this beats the sony HC19 (20X) which was seen as a big step forward.
Excerpt: I purchased this Panasonic about 4 weeks ago after my old JVC of 5 years service finally packed up. Why did I buy the Panasonic. Two reasons. Firstly it is one of the cheapest camcorders on the market. I bought mine from Dixons for just over 200 pounds. Secondly for the high optical zoom. At 24x not much on the market to match that. The Panasonic is very small and fits nicely in the palm of your hand and is very light.
Excerpt: After owning a previous video recorder/cam recorder for many years, i decided it was time to change in time form my holiday. I bought mine for £254.83 from qud-uk.com. Firstly, elaborating on the advantages of this product, the first thing that caught my eye was the size. As my previous one, being big and chunky as it was, the size was a huge difference.
Excerpt: There was a time when entry level camcorders where big, bulky and usually quite poor quality compared to their more expensive counterparts. This is no longer the case. After the hugely successful GS11, panasonic have launched its replacement, the GS17. Now this is not the smallest, lightest camcorder by far, however, the quality it produces is easily comparable to camcorders further up the range. The main selling point of this camcorder is its huge optical zoom.