Excerpt: With an MSRP of $499.99, Panasonic’s PV-GS15 hits a bit under the midpoint the manufacturer’s PV-GS line as far as price and quality go. It's a very decent camcorder for the money, but you have to be the right user. For your hard-earned dollar, Panasonic has included a wealth of manual control on the PV-GS15, and a video light, which is nice feature, especially for a camcorder with such a small CCD.
Pros: -Tons of Manual Control, -24x Optical Zoom, -Nice ports, Nice audio, -Gain Control
Cons: - Mediocre low light performance, - Low ease of use, - Just average video performance