Summary: This camcorder has ruined everything!!!!! The sound had worked on and off for a while- very unpredictable. We taped my son's birthday party in January and it taped the sound. We used it the next month to tape my newborn twins in the hospital and there was NO SOUND!!!! I was crushed.
Summary: I bought a Panasonic Camcorder a few years back. I continually got a Dew Detected message. Got that fixed and shortly there after the sound was intermitant as noted in so many other reviews here and elsewhere - though I did not know it at the time. So I gave Panasonic another chance.
Summary: What a mess!! Last summer, I tried to tape some very special events and there was no sound. The very frustrating part was that it was a spuratic problem. One day it would work and the next day I got no sound.
Summary: I, too, thought this was an excellent camcorder for several months until I did a playback of one of those events that can't be repeated and....NO SOUND!! The video looks great, but...NO SOUND!!
Summary: We bought this camcorder because we were going on Vacation to Disneyland and our other camcorder would not work. This camcorder is so much better than our other one was. When ever you moved the old camcorder to get various shots, it had to refocus, which took a few minutes.
Summary: I am from the old school. So I not only loved the VHS recording format, but if I wanted to dip into modern day technology the photo feature on this particular model will allow me to. Compared to other camcorders under $250 the picture isn't as great but good enough!
Summary: I BOUGHT A NEW PV-L354D CAMCORDER IN MARCH OF 2005. IVE USED IT SPARINGLY. THE SOUND WENT OUT OR I HEAR STATIC & THATS ALL. MY WIFE WENT THRU THE ROOF WHEN WE VIDEOTAPED MY DAUGHTERS RECITAL & BIRTHDAY & ALL WE HEARD ON THE PLAYBACK WAS STATIC.IM FURIOUS. PANASONIC REFUSES TO HELP ME.
Summary: I wanted a camcorder that was reasonably priced, not too large and with the ability to use a VCR tape that could go directly into my VCR. This camcorder more than met these requirements. The VCR-C tape goes into an adapter and can be immediately viewed on a VCR.