Summary: I love the ability to add sound by a microphone or external source. The ability to set my fstop and shutter speed and have a custom white balance is also great. I can compensate on the fly for dark or bright environments, rather than have to try to correct less than perfect lighting with software adjustments. I am very happy with this product and would buy another one.
Summary: These camcorders are very decent for home movies and some small video projects. They're easy to operate and hold in your hand and with a nice lens, you can shoot satisfying footage. I bought this unit as a backup to a camcorder I already use so there would something to fall back to in the event the other camcorder malfunctioned. One thing I really like about this camcorder is the ability to be remote controlled via software when connected to a computer via Firewire.
Summary: This 2005 model has more features than the 2007 model. The only place I could find this camera was on ebay. Features: all of the 2007 model + external mic input. Very good battery life. Great camera.
Summary: I was looking for a mini dv camcorder and decided on the Panasonic PV-GS300 after reading the reviews. I love this camera because of the various features; mic input, shoe, view finder, and the 3 CCD technology. So far I can't find any dislikes except for the absence of night shot. Panasonic does have magic pix for night shooting but it really is for stills and you need a tripod.