Summary: I have had several Camcorders, and this one has been the best of the bunch. Normally larger means better stabilization, but this unit is both small and stable. This is the second one I owned. The first I subjected to a major torture test by taking it into the mountain trails of Utah for 3 days. During that time it was subjected to harsh sun, rain, snow, hail and dust...lots of dust.
Summary: I love this camera. I have owned it now for a couple years and have found it easy to use. The only down sides are that the battery does not last as long as i would like but extra batteries are not that expensive and i wish that there was a light on it for when you plan on capturing tape in low light situations.
Summary: This camera is extremely user friendly. I borrowed this same camera from my friend and after using it, I had to have one! I love it and will definately buy Panasonic again. My only dislike is that if you use the view finder it sucks up battery juice faster. But it is my experience that they all do this!
Summary: I bought this palmcorder few weeks back. It is much better than its predecessor models. It has a one touch navigational button especially for play, rewind mode, forward mode and stop. The battery is very much available and not as expensive, last longer and smaller size. It is very god that there is a slot for SD card where I can take some still photos if I want to. The onlything kind of missing is a built in LED lights and shud have also a built in lens cap or cover.
Summary: I have owned this camera for several years now. It still captures video and I can retrieve digital video off of it from my computers running Ubuntu Linux. My major complaint was that the view screen quit on me after about a month of owning it, thank goodness for the built-in old-school viewfinder. The video quality is rather poor, but may be fine for some as a basic starter camera.