Summary: Wow! I cannot believe that the dew detected is such a common error message. My family of 6 had very little money to afford a camcorder, but as a mother of four, I deeply wanted one. My parents bought me one for my birthday and I was elated.
Summary: I have been using this camera for about 2 yrs. I did a lot of research before buying and I am sure that I am not much mistaken in my choice. Pros Excellent color reproduction especially in out door settings Easy to use menu small size I did not have any problem with noise from tape as some one...
Summary: I was shocked to see that so many consumers of Panasonic camcorders had the same problem I did! The infamous "Dew Detected" error message will not go away on my camera after owning it for just little over a year. My camera is useless now and I can't even play my old tapes!!
Summary: This camera is DEFINITELY worth it for what I bought it for ($265). If you're buying used then don't go over $350 unless there are other things included with it. I used this camera for skateboarding and the footy looks really good.
Summary: Even though this camera came out a few years ago, I still prefer it over many later models. It's easy to use, well made, and being able to have a mini dv tape for an archive collection is important. I highly recommend it.