Don't buy this camera because Panasonic's warranty service should be called "disservice"
Virginia M. Ryan, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I don't recommend that you buy this camera. The camera's screen stopped working within 8 months of purchase. I had used it only 3 times. It was difficult to contact Panasonic but when I finally did, I was told that I had to mail the camera to their "Panacare" center at my own expense. Then I received an email about two weeks later informing me that it would be repaired for an out of warranty cost of $52.50.
Summary: Battery doesn't last long, even if is not in use you wont be able to turn on the camcorder again until gets charge. I am not impressed with picture quality and color, I think my iPhone makes better videos.
Summary: My husband loved the camcorder. Nine months after buying it we took it on a trip and it was working fine then turned it off and a few minutes later turned it back on and the screen had nothing but lines across it, it could play back the videos he took but, could no longer record anything.
Summary: It was a gift for our son and daughter on law on the eve of the birth of their daughter! I used it while at hospital capturing moments such as when brother and sister first saw their new baby sister. Easy to operate. However, battery seems to discharge quickly. Have to make sure charger is handy. Another reason I didn't give 5 stars is when my son went to transfer videos off card onto laptop, it took him a very long time to get system set-up.
Summary: The picture quality was amazing. very light weight and easy to use. was excellent in low light applications. something I worried about, being used to artificial lighting. For the price, its a bargain. Had the chance to compare it with other brands while on vacation in europe. We did upgrade to the VW-VBT190 battery for longer life. This worked out very well.