Excerpt: I procured this vidcam for work a couple of years ago, looking for something that was not only compatible with our systems but also had plenty of the features that people using it would need. Our previous vidcams had been much lower as they had been bought a good few years before that, and while they were decent quality at the time, it indicates just how fast the technology moves on that they are now considered only as emergency backup at work.
Pros: Ease of use - zoom
Cons: Some buttons aren't perfect, but I'm being picky . . .
Summary: Very handy pocket size. Takes good SD video when used both handheld and with tripod. Impressive zoom. Still shot less detailed but this item would not normally be used for that purpose. Battery life a little short but no problem unless shooting a lot of longer videos on the same day.
Excerpt: The design of this camcorder is one of its best features and it really does look great, especially in white which is the colour I chose. The finish is metallic which makes it look really sleek and the paint is very hard to chip - mine still doesn't have a mark on it despite relatively heavy usage indoors and out. The camcorder is light, small and comfortable to hold.
Pros: x78 optical zoom, x2000 digital zoom, sound quality, design
Cons: not HD - but for the asking price you wouldn't get this alongside such great zoom
Summary: The Panasonic CamCorder I purchased last month is excellent. BEWARE. I didn't order the 16GB card when I ordered it. It was £16.00 on Amazon and over £32 in Argos. I had terrible trouble with the VidoeCamSuite software, but eventually managed to work it out. All in all an EXCELLENT CamCorder.