Summary: I expected it to only have low quality images. It didn't come with software and so I gave that one star. but the camera works great with windows 7. I copy the video file to my computer and then I can either open them in adobe premier, or just simply change the file extension from ".DOM" to ".MPG".
Summary: I bought this keeping in mind that it has a 40Gb HDD which is pretty handy. It is very easy to use. I don`t have any problems so far with my mac as mentioned by some people. The video quality is very good and loved the voice recording.
Summary: We bought this camcorder to take on vacation with us last year. We've also used it to tape our grandon's hockey game and family Christmases. I'm surprised at the ease of learning to use it. I really enjoy the charger which came with it; we can charge it up in a few hours and go film again.
Summary: I am very pleased with my new Panasonic SDR-H40 video camera. It is easy to follow the setup menu and provides very good quality video pictures. I've only used it a few times so far, but like the results I am having.
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: For battery though you can buy others from them that last longer from the one it came with to a 7hr 10min. The battery life and not being able charge when recording will being pluged into the wall is the only problems I see so far but buy another batt and problem solved.
Pros: The optical zoom works so good. Controls are so easy to use. There are only a couple buttons on it so not a lot to learn how to use. The count down clock to let you now how much you have left to use in the hard drive is very nice. Also it does that with the SDHC which with an 40gb hard giveing yo...
Cons: The battery that comes with it has a short battery life it only lasts 50min and then it has to be charged and that takes more time 1hr 35min. When useing the AC cable to connect to the wall to keep recording you can not charge the battery because that is that is the cable that charges the battery.
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.
Summary: Good all around camera for what you paid for it. Still shots are kinda useless but then why would by a camcorder to take still shots. Only other cons are that the clips that you save on ur cpu save as .MOD which are not recognized by DVD burner/editor. But that can be easily changed [...].