Summary: This camcorder is easy to use, has a lot of basic features, and is perfect for the occasional or beginning user. The battery lasts about 2.5 hours and easy to recharge. You have to be careful if you are not using the charger provided. I thought any 9.3v charger would work and ended up making my first one a brick. To download the video can be a little bit of a wire mess. You have the USB cable from the camera to the computer. The power cord to the brick.
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.
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.