Summary: I found a trick to go around it , well i am not sure how long this will last but for now it did the trick I have used a paint tape, a blue masking tape , and covered the front of the camcorder where the microphone is, because i assumed that they have put their moisture detector overthere, and in...
Summary: Let me just tell you that PANASONIC IS HORRIBLE!!! I have never in my life been soo upset over any electronic...EVER! I got this video camera as a birthday present in May 2004 for my first cruise. I played with the camera for just an hour and set it aside until my vacation.
Summary: the "dew detected" sign is another way of Panasonic saying that the camcorder needs "servicing" and that you will have to send it in to be fixed for a price of at least $80. There are TRILLIONS of forums on the lack of reliability of this camcorder.. so DON'T BUY IT..
Summary: At first the PVDV103 seemed like the best camcorder. Then after 2 years it started to fall apart. First, the battery had some problems. The battery would charge then after 10 min. of filming, it would show that 1/2 of the battery was dead. It would then quickly go dead.
Summary: I purchased this DV Camcorder 13 months ago. Naturally 3 weeks after the warranty expired it shorted out. I will not eject the tape, not record, not play, nothing. I contacted Panasonic who told me, "Your camera needs to be repaired. $249.00 to start the process.