Summary: This was the 3rd Panasonic product I have purchased that has completely quit within a year of purchase. After video recording a trip, it died. Completely. If you own this, put in a memory card right now, because it will DIE! It was a huge waste of money. Just buy an iPhone and use the camcorder on that...it'll last longer and it's way more reliable.
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.
Summary: It's been almost two years since I purchased this camcorder. It's worth it. Initially I was thinking that 30GB may not be sufficient but haven't filled up yet. Only negative part is you can't connect to your computer without AC power because USB plug is behind the battery and you have to remove the battery to connect to PC which sucks.
Summary: We just sold ours to buy something less. This was a very high-quality camera with even MORE than we needed. If you are simply looking for taking home videos to share with your family and friends on the internet and maybe throw on a DVD, I would recommend a lesser camera that is even smaller and even easier to use. We are considering the Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder, 60 Minutes (Black) or something similar.