Summary: I set the recording to XP, and tried all kinds of lighting. I took same setting videos with the Sony Handycam I was trying to replace for comparison purposes to make sure I wasn't remembering the quality incorrectly, and hands-down the Sony had significantly better quality.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THE PANASONIC SDR-H100k IT IS HORRIBLE. THE PICTURES AR HORRIBLE. HORRIBLE QUALITY ITS 0.2 MEGAPIXELS THIS JUST SHOWS YOU CANT GET A GOOD VIDEO CAMERA FOR UNDER 500. NEVER BUYING A VIDEO CAMERA EVER AGAIN!
Summary: I was told this camcorder was HD. ITS NOT!!!!!!!!! AND THE STANDARD DEF RECORDING IS TERRRIBLE!!!!!!! WASTE OF MONEY!!!!! THIS CAMCORDER IS GOING BACK!!!!!! i guess it just shows you cant get a good camcorder for under $500 DO NOT BUY!!!!!!
Summary: i got this to replase my older sony disc type camcorder( which wos gave better picture & sound ,than this one ) ,this wos a big step back in picture quality (poor lens-got a lot of lens flear)& sound on the hard drive ( just a little better on sdhc card),it wos wos rubbish .
Summary: Bought this camcorder because of reviews and Panasonic reputation. Couldn't believe how awful the video quality was. Tried all the settings but picture nothing like as good as my 6year old Sony tape camera. I cant believe this item can be sold if mine was not faulty.