Summary: I own this this camera since February 2004. It is very well built, light and handy, fits in any pocket. Video quality with light is very good. In low light conditions is very bad or no video at all. It is complicated to manage the files. Panasonic uses a trick to edit the video files. Files extenssion is .MOD, it is not .MPG.
Summary: As cool goes, this little camera is right up there at the top of the list. I took it to Hawaii, and sometimes forgot to video because it was so light in my pocket that I forgot I had it! Operation of the camera is very easy. Navigation is good. Ergonomics are quite good...even the scrolling arrows are angled to fit the normal angle of your hand. The lens quality seems good as well.
Summary: I am redoing my review. I love this. I got my 20 minutes in Mpeg 2 mode and I know for sure because I timed it. That girl above has the right idea, already making movies to computer. GO GIRL!!!! I paid a whopping $1000.00 for mine and I think the price on Amazon is very good for this unique cam with awesome picture quality. I was using the zoom too when I got my 20 minutes.
Summary: The advantage is that it is small and light, even smaller and lighter than my cannon power shot camera. The biggst problem is battery life, it claimed that it would be capable shoot about 60 minutes continuously, but in my experience, the battery is gone before I finish all 20 minutes SD capacity (in Mpeg2 normal mode).
Excerpt: Ho comprato questo bell'oggetto un paio d'anni fa, usata, tramite il sito eBay, perchè ero appositamente interessato al fatto della memorizzazione esclusiva su SD, tipo di scheda che uso molto, per cellulare, fotocamera, PC ecc.. E devo dire che il suo on ...
Pros: Bella, pratica, comoda
Cons: batteria, immagini non eccezionali, specie di notte