Summary: This Panasonic digital camcorder has a built-in (fluorescent) "light" that allows you to shoot images/capture video in the dark, which is almost unavailable in all other major brand-name electronics companies (e.g. Sony). The digital screen that allows you to watch what you're shooting/capturing (without you having to put your eye into the "viewfinder" lens, as in the old days) is very convenient and (I believe) swivels so that it allows the person/people who is being...
Summary: I have had this camera for several years and love it. I can use it all day and never tire as it is so light. I love the pics and video. It does take a huge amount of pictures on a 256 mb SD card. I could not believe how many it took before filling this card. I am now replacing the battery as it no longer hold a charge. I will continue to use this little camera until it dies on me. Don't hesitate if you are considering a purchase.
Summary: After using the Palmcorder brand for 6 years, I just purchased a second one to use for a 2-camera setup (both running at different angles since I produce martial arts instructional videos). For those new to digital camcorders, my opinion is that this is a great camera. For those who are intermediate and advanced, naturally you already know that you will want to spend a bit more for a bigger, better camera to meet your needs.
Summary: I know the frustration of wanting some software with this product. Yes its a nice little camera and all but if you want to get some actual video out of it to be put on your computer you could use video capturing software like snag-it which has a free download and trial. Granted the video will not be the best of quality but if you absolutely have to have this on video on your computer snag-it will give it to you but at low quality.
Summary: What I love about it: It has a firewire connection, so you can connect it right to your computer if your PC has firewire (1394IEEE)It has a card slot and i bought the Lexar media 256mb card, was able to hold around 700 digital pictures on it! Its palm-size and lightweight. Videos are great, and you can play them back WITH SOUND immediately. I also like being able to immediately review the pictures. Its a great little video camera but not so great for stills.
Summary: This camcorder is good but not great. Sure its not expensive but with this amount of money you can get a much better one on ebay. 1/6 in ccd is average for this price range. It has no mic input. But it does last a good amount with the battery, has acceptional quality under lighting when i use two or more lights...for my movie aspire which is a musical. During shots that have fast sequences, you can tell as it looks jagged and not smooth.