Summary: I bought this used camcorder to replace one that I loved. The film quality is superior, both in video and sound. The vendor sent some "extras" that doubled the value - the perfect camera bag and some cleaners, etc.
Summary: This is one of very few 3CCD palm-type camcorders that came out. The videos it takes are on par with my professional canon cameras. It has a menu-driven manual control system that allows you to get even better shots if you know what you're doing.
Summary: I have used this on interviews for my class projects, carried it around and took video of birds at a wildlife refuge and this camera has really performed. The microphone picks up sounds really well. On interviews I didn't need an external mic, though there is a plug in for one.
limited accessories BUT AMAZING Camcorder, DURABLE
customer "customer", Amazon
30 November 2006
Summary: Great camera . . . one of the few lower priced cams to keep the mic jack and the headphone jack, but beware . .. . this camera does NOT come with a lens cap, and NO remote control. other sources state that this camera does NOT have a Leica lens. This camera does NOT have A/V input.
Summary: I bought the Panasonic PV-GS180 2.3MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder to replace an earlier Panasonic model that I had had to send to their repair facility twice for various problems, and when the tape transport quit working, I decided to go for a new camera rather than send it in a third time.
Summary: This is my first camcorder, so I don't have much to compare it to, but I've enjoyed it so far. It's easy to use. The picture quality seems high. The only minor problem I've found is with the headphone input.