Excerpt: I am very impressed with this camcorder. It is well worth the money I paid for it. The cons is the quality in low lighting. In low light it has the same quality as my old one that I bought 10 years ago. The mic is very sensitive and picks up the littlest sounds.
Excerpt: I love this camcorder. It is easy to learn to use, and takes great videos. The controls are easy to use, and I don't have to worry if I have a shaky hand. The only thing I don't like is that you have to make sure to buy the right kind of disc. I do like having the disc however, because I am able to give to someone quickly for them to see.
Excerpt: My wife bought this for me as an early birthday present - so we could take it on our honeymoon. The camera has good battery life, but when you travel make sure charge the battery nightly. The camera is very light and easy to carry around. Taking video is very easy. The picture on the screen on the camera is very nice. We haven't hooked it up to our computer or tv yet, but plan to very soon! I love this camera. The hard-disk option is really great.
Excerpt: I wanted a camcorder that wouldn't need endless tape or disc replacement. With this Panasonic model, i never have to buy anymore accessories. just download video and pictures directly to my computer, up to 16 hours! I could go on vacation for a week, and never have to transfer any data! The SDR-H18 is so simple to use, I have had no use for te instruction manual. it is self explanitory. I have carpal-tunnel, but holding this palmcorder does not bother my hands or arms!
Excerpt: Hard-drive camcorders have been slower to catch on than I would've thought. Sure, they cost a bit more than their DVD- or tape-based equivalents, but the convenience of having such a large storage capacity--and not having to deal with tape--make them appealing. However, some buyers can't get past the idea of not having removable storage, which is why Panasonic is so keen to point out that their new SDR-H18 can record to either its built-in 30GB drive or to a SD/SDHC...
Summary: I bought this camcoder 3 years back and havent used much. Recently after using i tried to download the imaged to my laptop and realized i misplaced the CD. I tried to download the software from their site. Panasonic directed me to the [...] site. Their i didnt find the downloadable and I called their customer support. The asked me to call panasonic at 800-211 7262.
Summary: A very well engineered product. This Panasonic SDR-18, 30GB hard disk camcorder is a fast study to learn to use. The owner's manual is easy to read/ understand. I took me about 15 minutes to get this video camera recording and playing back the recorded video. Being able to download the video to a computer/ VCR is a big plus. Sincerely, Henry Flower. President/ CEO Sunblock Window Tinting. Scientist/ humanitarian.
Summary: Included in this auction are the following: - Panasonic SDR-H18 video camera - Lowepro camera bag - two lithium ion battery packs - power cord with charging station - usb cable - user manual Perfect for taking on a trip or recording long events. Extended recording for extended shooting fun. The internal 30 GB hard disk drive holds as much video data as about 22 8-centimeter DVD discs.