Summary: I had this camera for 7 years. I had bought this camera when it hit the market in 2002-2003. This camera has been in Rain and Shine weather, and has held up to all the elements. It has been thrown around , rained on and still has held up to this very day to everything I put it through! I use this camera now basically for close up videos for wildlife purposes. Some video can be found on [...]. I also had used a Canon GL-2 and a Canon XL2.
Summary: This camera/Camcorder is so easy to use. I am not anywhere near a professional and I could figure this out and have a great time with it. It's perffect for taping the kids indoors and out, and gives the opportunity to take still photos as well! This is extremely easy to hook up to the TV and put onto a video tape or to connect to your PC. Two thumbs up!
Seems great as reviews say, but turns out to be junk
J. Grossman, Amazon
7 June 2006
Summary: Everything billed about this camera that is good, even its seemingly solid construction, is true--when you first get it. Then and quickly the camera breaks, and you discover, and I thought I'd learned my lesson about this from another piece of Panasonic equipment years ago, that Panasonic is simply not a brand to be trusted.
Summary: This is a great digital 680Kpixel camcorder at a great price. It doesn't come with useless extras. Works perfectly with Mac's imovie. Imported clips are easy to edit and burn to dvd (using idvd). Note most other camcorders in this price range have lower pixel resolution.
Summary: I have had this camcorder (my first and only) for nearly a year. It was a great entry to home video. I was very pleased with the picture quality and it is easy to use. I have tried the EIS feature(electronic image stabilization) and it really works and the effect on picture quality is barely noticeable. Editing on a computer with the IEEE1394 interface is fun (and IEEE1394 interface cards for desktop and laptop PCs can be had very cheaply - I bought one for each.
Summary: I am very happy with this purchase. I owned an analog Sharp and it needed to be repaired, so I looked into a new camcorder. The quality of the picture is what mattered most to me, within economic reason. The picture is great, much much better than analog. In low light conditions I do lose some of the colors (they wash out a bit) but the quality is still good.
Summary: The camcorder is very light with ease of use, fits in hand. Looks and works really cute. But there are two things, it doesn't have a builtin Digital camera and the view finder is Black&White. If those doesn't concern you, I Would recommend this quality camcorder.