I love video and picture taking adventure and admired good product
13 May 2014
Summary: I bought this item to replace my first pany PVGS 953 and the quality standard dv format and the video is still great but I have move on to HD format but still love to reflect on this era camcorder.
Summary: I have had this camera for about 2 months and to date it has been great with a couple of little niggles. I have captured footage outdoors in fairly bright light and have to say that the performance has been far superior to my old analogue camera, the picture is clearer, the colours are heaps,heaps better, in fact the picture excellent all round. The 3ccd makes the difference. The sound is not the best, but not bad either, the zoom mic is a waste of space IMO.
Summary: I recently purchased this camera from a company in New York for less than 1600 US. The deal included shipping and a ton of extras (pro pack it was called). Anyhow, aside from the lousy manual and useless software, the camera is fantastic. The video quality is stunning to say the least and the digital stills I am taking are impressive. As for the manual, I quickly remedied this by going online and hunting down reviews for the camera (DVD-Spot had the best/most thorough).
Summary: Overall I really like this camera. It takes great video and is fun to use. Pros: * 3CCD for great resolution and color separation * Gorgeous LCD screen image * Manual as well as automatic settings * Fades sound in addition to picture * Auto focus from wide angle to macro * Mic directional angle and sensitivity vary as video zooms * Automatically position to end of tape * Create titles and overlay them on video * Convert/Shoot video as MPEG4 for the web * Low light mode...
Summary: When I purchased this Camera I was looking for the absolute best camera for under $1500. Well that is exactly what I got. The video quality of this camera is Oustanding with the 3CCD's at 800K Pixels each!!! I spent $3000.00 on my Sony 3CCD Camera and this Panasonic produces video just as good if not better. Here are my Pros and Cons: Pros: -Fantastic video quality, far better than any closely priced model. -Great stills for a MiniDV CAM. -Price is Unbelievable.