Summary: This Panasonic Palmcorder is awesome. It has everything, light, effects, takes pictures and easy to use buttons. This camcorder and its price are outstanding. Truly amazing camera. I was simply blown away.
Summary: I'm not an expert on digital video cameras - I mainly use this as a playback deck for transferring film footage to the computer. However, I find the picture bright and colorful compared to my old canon z10, which recently broke. The firewire connection to my mac is reliable as well. I don't know how this compares to more professional cameras, but it seems to be a great camera so far and I'm happy with the purchase.
Summary: This camera has been great for our school. We tape students with teachers and we needed to find an inexpensive camera with a wireless mic input. Now we can hear everything perfectly when the teacher is wearing a lapel wireless mic (sold separately - Sony set). The quality of the picture is wonderful and the ease of use is excellent.