Summary: I've had this camera for just about one year now and have found it more than adequate for my needs. Rather than carry around a larger camera (which I wouldn't use) this Panny fits nicely in a shirt pocket.
Summary: Purchased as on open box special, I had no great expectations from this video camera but have been pleasantly suprised. It does great in low light, and ok in daylight. It is a battery hog so by some spares. It is not a professional or even high end camera so if that is what you need look elsewhere.
Summary: This camera is good at what it does. It is not a $400.00 camcorder that takes flawless movies. It is a great little camcorder that is small enough that you will take it with you and actually use it. I have had other camcorders and they got left home a lot. This one goes with me everywhere.
Summary: I bought this camera last week and have been using it indoors and outdoors with my family. I've found it to be very easy to use and the video quality is great. You have the option of low quality video (more recording time, up to 3 1/2 hours on a 4 gig card), Normal quality (about 1 hr and 1/2 on a 4...
Summary: CAMCORDER What I like best is the user interface. It's menu is so simple my first wife and I both can use it. If you want a easy-to-use camcorder this is one. It powers up quick. It's very portable. CAMERA It takes good still photos if you want capture the moment.
Summary: I have a great little mini-DV camera. However, I get so tired of having to play the video to get it into my Mac. After hearing Andy Ihnatko rave about this camera on MacBreak Weekly, I decided to give it a try. It does create .mod files which are a special form of mpeg-2.
Summary: This camera while the quality is good is not campatible with Macs. The file format is actually .MOD which quicktime cannot read. You can force it by changing the extention to mpg or mp2 and buy a $20 MPEG2 plugin for quicktime but I find it's more trouble than it's worth.
Summary: I purchased this to replace a JVC GR-D90. It used digital cassettes. To make a DVD it was necessary to first transfer the video from the tape to the computer. This process took as long as the run time of the tape. After this the raw video had to be converted before being burned to the DVD.
Pros: Small, lightweight, low cost, records to inexpensive media, digital files are easy to transfer and work with.
Cons: Battery life could be better - lasts long enough to fill a 2 GB SD card.