Summary: We've been using this camcorder for nearly a year and a half now and it suits our needs. Nice and simple with a decent zoom, adequate hard drive space, and a few bells and whistles (we didn't need many). It's small and easy to use.
Summary: Dear All ... The last 2 reviews were probably done by people who didn't know what they were doing or talking about ! ... but there again, they could have been trying to compare it to a $5000 TV studio camera ! Who KNOWZ ! ! Maybe the competition became jealous !!!!!! :) :) ...or else they just smoked a LOT of weed and got lost in the back-lighting ! ! I have owned several PRO cameras over the last 20 years . I have owned my Pana.
Summary: Pro's are that Camera is extremely small and easy to transport. The zoom is truly unbelievable and the video is certainly acceptable for my use which is recording deer. Con's are that its almost a requirement that you use a tripod to video especially if you intend to fully utilize the zoom. This is not truly a con but more a requirement. Great little camera for the price.
Summary: A nice design, wonderful compact mini-camera. A superb zoom and a crystal clear picture, but lacks the performance in a rather dark or maybe lower light situation. Battery life not bad just above 2hrs.A handy 80G hard disk when all your sd cards are finished, and a rotational screen for all the funny and wobbly situations. A highly recommended product.
Summary: Panasonic SDR-H100 Camcorder - Black (80GB HDD, x78 Enhanced Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens) Could not be more pleased with the results from this Digital HD Recorder and the Amazon price was lowest available. Older hands need the benefit of the image stabilisation since video cameras have become so much smaller.
Summary: i bought this to film myself playing tunes on the piano for Youtube. Blimey the buttons are fiddly and tiny, i have to use a matchstick to select up and down and left and right on the joystick. I've uploaded a few tunes indoors with the lounge light on and candles, see what you think (if you can bear it !).