Summary: This is the first video camera I've ever owned. Easy to use. Just turn it on and your recording. I'll have to do some studying to learn to use the more complex operations of the camera and the included software. I just needed a camera around for those unexpected moments and to record special occassions. This fits the bill for a good price.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
Pros: The camcorder itself worked well. I liked most of the features and it had an extremely large memory.
Cons: The editing software is a joke. Not user-friendly. The camcorder records in some funky proprietary format that is not compatible with software editing programs other than the clunky one it comes with.
Summary: Owned this about a week now, and I have not had to recharge the battery, even though I'm always experimenting with different menu options, and recording clips of my family. I haven't had an opportunity to test the videos on the TV or transfer to the computer yet, so I can't rate the quality of the video yet.
Summary: I did alot of research before buying this camcorder. I paid $100 less than [...]! So far the camara is very easy to use and have had no problems! The camcorder didn't have a viewfinder but that was ok.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls
Summary: I'm using this camera to record live music. It's doing a great job! Not having to mess with tapes or cartridges is really nice. The quality is very good, especially the audio. The VideoCam Suite 1.0 software keeps crashing though, on my Media Center PC (XP, SP2). Very disappointing. Panasonic tech support even told me to try 3rd party software. Very confidence-building. I had to install it on a work laptop to transfer files off the camera. I highly recommend the camera.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Great Sound, Simple Controls