Summary: I bought this a while back for my daughter to record her first grandson, my great-grandson, now we have 2 more grand kids one of each. They recorded in the hospital and after the births. It works great, records movies, stills whatever you want to do. They just transfer the chip (card or what ever its called) to the computer, and we all can share. It's better than the 8mm movies I made years ago.
Summary: From what I have seen from others video reviews & spec readings this is a fabulous piece of equiptment at a Great Price.I will do another review with in a week of the delivery. I made the purchase on 4-1-13. the order is to arive on 4-4-13. It comes from the factory no warrenty , sold as is for $129.00 FREE Shipping .Panasonic said it was an open box issue and they state it is in like new condition or is up to factory specs, so I am gambling on there word.
Summary: It has good quality especially in the right lighting. The 78x zoom is amazing! i zoomed in on a birdhouse soo far away that i couldnt see it without the camera. i use this with a tripod for filming surf and skate videos. also has button for pics that works while recording or playing back. great battery life. excellent for the price.
Summary: Camcorder is just awesome. We have used it to replace our 8mm digital camcorder. The internal memory is incredible. Mostly used for sporting events and could not be happier with this product. Definately a plus for this household.
Summary: Gave this camcorder to my husband for his birthday. He is not up on operating cameras or anything like this. This was a great thing to introduce him to such operations- the operation procedures have come easy for him. This is a cinch to handle being small in size- not bulky- he came off with great videos from two of our great-grandchildrens birthday parties, with his first two experiences. I would recommend this camcorder for anyone.