Summary: This camcorder has a very good picture quality even though it is not HD. The camera takes digital pictures as well as very good video. A real bargain for such a quality camcorder. Panasonic makes great products.
Summary: Camera wont boot turn on or do any thing after it literally rolled off my leg in in some dirt. Not rugged at all there should be a reset or some thing to get it going again but i cant find any thing on it. it was like 6 months after i bought it so no warranty i just wish i hadn't bought the bigger battery and extras for it i am out a lot of cash for the few times i got to use it. I wish there was some where i could send it but they aren't worth sinking more money into.
Excerpt: I really love the Panasonic brand. I swear by my Panasonic point and shoot and have convinced many people to buy the same one that I have. So, when we were shopping for a video camera, I thought I would stick with a brand I know and trust. The price was great, especially with such enormous zoom and memory. We initially bought it for our wedding and honeymoon knowing that we would soon be having kids and want to use it all of the time.
The Panasonic SDR-H80 is a 'one stop shop' for your needs.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I absolutely love my Panasonic SDR-H80 (60 GB) Hard Drive Camcorder! I've had it for 7 months and use it regularly. The 70x zoom is much higher than most other comparable comcorders I found. It is easy to transfer images from the camcorder to your computer whether you are using the hard drive or you are using an SD memory card. I really like that it allows you to use it as a still photo camera in addition to the camcorder.
I wouldn't go on vacation without my PanasonicSDR-H80 Camcorder!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I love this product! It is easy to use takes great pictures and videos no matter where you are. The zoom is amazing, I was honestly shocked how well the zoom worked, the pictures do not get distorted at all. It is extremely easy to either hook up to your computer to save your memories or hook up to a TV to watch your videos on your TV. Bring Pro is it has an internal hard drive you do not need to worry about DVDs or saving the content on a memory card.
Summary: I purchased this as a gift for my wife who wanted a video camera to record the fun stuff that our baby girl was doing. The pictures are HD and good quality, the camera itself is fairly simple to use and is very light making it ideal for travel and taking along to birthday parties etc. There are some things I would like to have seen different though: 1: cannot charge battery while using AC power for camera or even when AC plug is attached to battery charger.
Summary: Unfortunately, this camera performed better in the store. This camera was barely used until recently when I decided to record a family member's wedding. Now, I am by no means an expert at this and expected some wobbles and general human error. What I got though was a blurry "pixelly" picture throughout most of the recording and I am somewhat embarrassed to give this video to them. The only consolation is that they had expected no recordings and I did this as a surprise.