Summary: I too loved this camera. The features are great However, after 2 yrs the all of the images are green with red lines running thru them on both the video and still photos. I have a friend with a slightly newer camera(I convinced him to buy one also)and it too has the same problem. The camera is now useless. The flat rate to get a video camera fixed at the panasonic service center is $260 and only warranted for 90 days. The camera is awesome, if it works.
Summary: Had the camcorder 6 weeks and I'm not happy. Video quality might be great but what does it help if you can't get anything else than still pictures onto your computer. Someone wrote in another review that this is not true.