Summary: I got this DV Camera to tape some old Super-8 movies for conversion to DVD. Thanks to the low light performance and image stabiliaztion it did a great job. Then I shot some footage on the Santa Monica Pier and it did great in daylight as well. So for a low cost video camera you can't beat it.
Summary: For the price of this camcorder, I was not expecting it to be wonderful - BUT IT IS! I got it mainly to tape my 3-year-old. The sound is excellent, the picture is great - if you take stills in the Magicpix mode, it's actually pretty good!
Summary: This unit has the reliability of a marriage to Liz Taylor. If your a professional and your living depends on a palmcorder don't buy this one. Even the Tech Support for Panasonic are rather clueless. Please whatever you do don't buy this junk.
Summary: This camera has a lot of really good features, at a price that won't kill your wallet. Excellent picture quality and audio, plus the ability to dump the video to your PC to edit via the firewire connection. It's compact, easy to use and has some cool effects built in for 'on the fly' editing.
Summary: the effective resolution of this camera is 96K, which is worse than most Hi-8 cameras. it supposedly has a 1/4 CCD with 680K gross, but this is probably myth. do not believe anything you see on camcorderinfo.com about this camera.