Summary: I bought this camera a year ago from amazon for $150. It comes with a battery, charger unit and VideoCam suite 3 software. Software allows copy to computer, disks or upload to youtube. You need to buy a SD card for this camera. It will store individual pictures and/or videos. It takes a while to learn the computerized menu on the 2" screen. The toggle buttons are small and take getting use to. The outdoor pictures/videos are very good.
Summary: I use this most every week for music and sermons at church and make dvds after each week. I continue to enjoy the good quality video that this provides . the quality of video is not hd but is good and does not take all the extra memory and down load time that a HD camera takes and I use a HD camera as well.
Summary: This is easy to use, works really well, nice pictures. We haven't used it as much as we would like, so I don't have a lot more to say about it. I gave it to my mom as a gift and she hasn't used it as much as I thought she would.
Summary: For the down-at-home videographer who likes things simple, this is it. Works great, all except for the viewfinder guidelines which for some reason, I could not get to reveal themselves. I'm a semi-pro still & videographer but sometimes, I just like a carefree little videocam. This fits the bill perfectly. You'll love the fantastic ability of the zoom! Video quality was very acceptable! Very lightweight & could fit into my shirt pocket. Advice: Buy the bigger battery!
Summary: I have only given this camera limited use, but it seems to do just about everything I could ask. When viewing the results on a 32" LCD TV, the images are equivalent to the other two video cameras I have used; a Sony analog cassette camera, and a Canon DV mini-cassette camera. Zoom range is very useful, and low-light results are better than other reviews led me to expect. A very worthwhile buy.
Summary: Just bought the Panasonic SDR-S50 (black) for our daughter. The camera is very similar to the SDR-H60 that we have for ourselves, but is is lighter, has 50% better zoom, and only runs on SD cards. SD cards can hold more than enough video unless you are shooting an single 60 minute shot. I prefer using SD cards over the hard disc on our SDR-H60 because transfer to the laptop is much simpler with no hardware or cables.