Summary: We had bought this camera 5 years ago and due to an accident it broke. We were very satisfied with the ease of use and picture quality. Since we already had all the accessories plus a tape to CD recorder it was easier to get the same model than buy all different technology. We were so glad to find one on Amazon. We took it on vacation and it works great.
Summary: This is a great camcorder. I am impressed with the quality and richness of the colors. The colors look just like they should be outdoors-pretty much EXACT. It has a great design, and has all the features, including a MICROPHONE INPUT!!! Most camcorders now don't have those, except for expensive models. Overall this is an awesome camcorder and being honest I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good quality camcorders with sharp, rich colors.
Summary: I have only used this camera a couple times so far, but I absolutely love it. Some controls are poorly laid out and not real convenient but the picture quality and other features far outweigh this small nuisance. I still rate it 5stars!
Summary: I decide to buy the digital camera coz i wanted a new much performant one.I couldn't resist to not buy it at such an amazing price.Was new in a box and with all it needed;it works just perfect and such a clear zoom!!
Summary: I was planning to visit my native country after retiring so I decided to buy a cheap & multifunction camcorder with a high zoom. After a lot of Internet research ,I decided to look for this model at a reasonable price. I got it from ebay auction and I liked all the features especially the joystick control and high zoom. One drawback is the low light capability but for the price I got it I am well pleased. I would say it is an excellent product for my use.
Summary: For the price the picture is certainy great. An earlier reviewer had written about a problem with the tape getting tangled. One solution would be to record to the PC directly. As it is quite impossible to decipher the instructions from the manual I will briefly describe the procedure. Hook up the camera to the PC using the USB cable. Then start MotionDV Studio (which comes with the camera). Hit the play button, twice if necessary.
AWESOME! Great Panasonic Camcorder - Lots of Features
22 June 2006
Summary: I love this Panasonic camcorder. It is great that you can take photos while you are recording! It is an awesome feature. You just need to be sure to hold the camera very still when you are taking the picture. And they come out great! I print them and am surprised how well it works. You can even use ‘burst’ mode. This is where the camcorder will take a series of photos in succession.
Summary: I have done a lot of research on camcorders and I was a Sony brand person. My pc is a Sony Vaio, all electtonics I have are Sony except the televsions. However I wasn't impressed with the Sony cams. I wanted the most optical zoom I could get for my money and Sony didn't have it. Thus Panasonic came into play. I am just elated about this camcorder. The optical zoom is what you need to focus on excuse the pun.
Summary: I am very pleased with this camera. Having never operated a camcorder before, I had no idea what to expect. I initially was looking for a camera that I could easily download and edit the film on my computer. This camera seems to do it all from the great zoom capability to the ease of using the controls, literally at your fingertips!