Summary: I am still using it and it works great, beautiful picture. The Panasonic software isn't worth a darn. It never worked 5 stars for the camera ZERO for Panasonic and their BS software that doesn't do anything right. October 2014. It is now dead. Keeps saying "check card" It isn't the card Panasonic, it is your destined to fail camera. It was a great ride while it lasted.
Summary: I wasn't expecting a Hollywood production quality picture when I bought this camera and I sure didn't get it. It's pretty cheap, small, light, has a big HDD for long video capture and has great zooming capabilities. On the flip side, I can't get a low light video to turn out better than a 7-11 security tape for the life of me. When recording school concerts I've had hit and miss results 100% depending on how much lighting was present.
Summary: The only complaint I have about this camera,is the software that came with it. It IS NOT compatible with my Windows 7 system and NO ONE has been able to help me with finding an updated or useable version. the software that came with this camera,corrupted my OS,crashed my computer,and cost me $400. to repair. And I STILL don't have updated or compatible software. How about it, Panasonic?
Summary: This Camcorder is a great price, has great small size (almost shockingly), and is easy to use per se. The hard drive option is great and gives 18 hrs of video if you go that long without off-loading the video. The main features (turning it on, recording/playback, and zooming)are nice and easy to use. The software and off-loading video are also very simple.
Good camcorder but beware of joystick. Get one with a touchscreen.
Lisa Macneil, Amazon
28 February 2011
Summary: This took great video! It had great sound! It's nice and compact. I would love it except it doesn't have touch screen. It has an itty bitty round knob about the size of 1/2 a pencil eraser top, with arrows up/down/left/right. You have to use a nail because a finger is too big. You have to go slow and be sure to hit it just right or it will go to a feature that you didn't want. It is VERY sensitive. For that reason only (and believe me, you would too), I sent it back.
Summary: Nice little package! The 5 V charger got mislaid someplace I have not looked up yet. So that is all I can do now - look at it. The instruction booklet is trying to be user-friendly for sure. By the time I'm done getting educated, I forgot the beginning... Naturally Panasonic asserts no other but the very original Panasonic parts are allowed under penalty of insubordination, and any other source part might make the cam self-destruct in rightscious emollition.
Summary: Great to use. Very light and simple controls. Massive storage capability on SD cards. BUT - I previously had a Mini DV (tape) camera and the video quality was far superior to this, particularly if you edit and copy onto a DVD.
Это своего рода мощная подзорная труба с запись видео
8 December 2012
Summary: В целом камера понравилась пользуюсь пол года, привезли из сша у нас они дороже, из огромного количества преимуществ всего пару минусов Плюсы: естественно HDD 80Gb 18:40ч. не прерывной записи это супер, причем это в максимальном качестве 720x480p не много не дотягивает до HD разрешения, но при хорошем освещении приемлемо Батарея класс до 3 часов, заряжается быстро, корпус практичный и внешний вид стильный, моя в черном.