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 have always loved Panasonic products...great quality, price and best features and this camcorder continues that same set of values. Having a great time with this easily portable camera..the pictures and videos look fantastic on our wide screen HD Tv...also Panasonic...
Summary: This is exactly what I was looking for. I read several of the reviews prior to purchasing and had some concerns that the video may not be of very good quality and the drawbacks with the software that comes with it. I used it for the first time out of the box. I filmed in my office and then later that day at home. It was just fine. The picture quality and sound were as good as the tape models with the added bonus of no tape.
Summary: I purchased this camcorder for my father in late October. I went to Circuit City to check it out before I bought it. It's very small and doesn't have a lot of buttons...which is good for my dad (he's 50). It was also recommended by the guy at Circuit City. He convinced me to buy the 40gb as opposed to the 60gb because I could get a cheap 8gb memory stick and make this a 48gb camcorder...which allows for a ton of filming. Make sure you put the OIS on before use.
Summary: Great camera. I am very happy with it. Picture quality is very acceptable along with the battery life. Sound is very sensitive. Overall I am very happy with it and give it a 2 thumbs up and highly recommend it.
Summary: After doing my research online I had originally decided to go with the Canon FS100. However, after hands on testing with different camcorders at the local megastore, I decided on the Panasonic SDR-H40. The optical image stabilization was much better on the SDR than on the Canon and even the fancy HD Sonys I played with. I also liked how I could access the menu and select things all with one hand.