Summary: I have used this camera for about five years now and absolutely love it. I take pictures of far away objects with the movie zoomer and they look as if I were really close to them. The pictures and videos are easy to put on the computer and look fabulous.
Summary: I have had this camcorder for several years. The software has never worked. I have called, no one cares. The files are not compatible with anything out there. So, I have never been able to get my files edited or onto a CD for viewing. Only way I can see them is on the camcorder.
Summary: I got this camera for my birthday 3 years ago. I wish I had taken it back to the store immediately after the first time I downloaded a video. I shot a LOT of video before I downloaded anything, thanks to the large hard drive.
Summary: The video software that comes with it ONLY works with outdated computer operating systems...and Panasonic is NOT providing an upgraded version of the software. I purchased this camera 2 years ago for $600 and now have 2 years of video TRAPPED on it. The tech.
Summary: I bought this camcorder for my wife for Christmas in 2008 to replace an old tape-based camcorder than was 5 years old. This one is much smaller (fits perfectly in an adult-sized hand) and represents a good value for the money.
Summary: I did a lot of research before purchasing this particular videocam. Our goal was to film diving: 1) indoors (under harsh lighting) and 2) from a distance (from the bleachers past the width of an olympic pool). The extent of the zoom and quality of the video are excellent.
Bob From Springfield "Bob From Springfield", Amazon
27 May 2009
Summary: The Good: I like the size and ease of use. The 60gb hard drive will store about 7-8hrs at the highest picture level setting. The option to shoot to an SD card, the 50X zoom and the "Copy to DVD" button are nice too. Although the "Copy to DVD" function comes with a serious caveat.