Summary: After you get past the euphoria produced by the great quality picture the gs150 produced you'll soon see the huge flaws in it's other features. The auto focus is incredibly buggy, it will jump into a blurry focus at the slightest change and will take far too long to correct itself. After it's done with it's blurry seizure you are ticked that your son's graduation is really blurry so you set it to manual focus which is controlled by it's joystick and is completely useless...
Summary: I agree with the previous reviews that my camera acquired serious focus problems after about 15 months, in every video we own you can hear me complaining about the focus. More $$$ down the tubes, worse yet, all the video of my 4th child is blurred.
Summary: I really enjoy my Panasonic power tools. They are (surprisingly) the best. I can't say as much for the camcorders. ... First, this "3CCD" thing is a joke! Panasonic puts the tiniest CCD chips - which feel like grains of sand when you actually view the footage - into their camcorders and hype it as something better. I've seen Panasonic camcorders with a SINGLE CCD chip provide much better color-rendering and contrast than the (so-called) "3CCD" models.
Summary: I have owned this item for 1 year. The camcorder has a serious focusing problem. While filming in any light condition, the image goes out of focus. The problem is widespread on ALL of the GS-150 and GS-250 units. Panasonic refuses to replace the unit, refuses to fix the item without charging 261.50 and refuses to answer phone calls to their repair center (all you get is a voicemail and they never return your call). Steer clear of PANASONIC.