Summary: While this is an older model as far as camcorders goes, it takes pretty decent videos. I bought it to record videos for a college course. If I were buying to actually record home movies or things I wanted to keep for a period of time, I probably would have invested more money in purchasing an HD camera.The problem lies in trying to get the videos from the camera to your pc.
Summary: used it over christmas holiday caught my grandson opening his gifts early sunday morning,had alought of comcpany over the weekend great film footage, picture a little grainey,also there were no cd or book i had to buy it from panasonic they were not very nice.
Summary: i purchased this camcorder because we were going to Hawaii for a vacation. The camera worked great, the battery lasted for over two hours, and the picture quallity is great.The camera is very easy to use and never gave me a lick of trouble. It is also lite weight, and small enough not to be bothersom.
Summary: I work in IT & have for many years. Very into video editing am daunted neither by software nor hardware issues. I read many reviews and since I'm an advanced user I figured it was merely difficult for lay people. I normally resolve what I need to figure out or know someone who can.I'VE HAD THIS CAMERA LESS THAN A MONTH AND IT HAS ALREADY BROKEN DOWN. IF YOU DO RISK IT PURCHASE A PROTECTION PLAN BECAUSE YOU WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THIS PRODUCT!
Summary: Overall Good: 1. Easy to use, 2. Movie quality is good, 3. No issues transferring movies from disk to PC, 4. No issues with battery life, 5. Software has good features (little difficult to install - due to XP and Vista Service Pack requirements). Two issue (in my opinion): 1. No remote control, 2. No external light for night vision.
Summary: We researched and read all the reviews on severaly cameras and picked this one. So far we're very happy with this purchase. The hard drive holds a ton of stuff, and is easily transfered to DVD. The pictures and sound are clear, except for one night shot which I think is more operator fault. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I wish they'd told us we needed specific video software when we purchased it.