Pros: The cam is fairly easy to use. Nothing fancy, which is good for low-tech people.
Cons: It's nearly impossible to get video onto a computer for editing/watching. I've tried a ton of freeware and after a year to trying, no luck. I'm ready to sell it and get something more user-friendly. Tried Panasonic tech support, no reply to date.
Summary: Bought this at the "Day After Thanksgiving" Sale, it is a low priced, very basic digital camcorder. Playback quality is poor, even on our hi-tech digital TV. Must have good lighting or picture is blurry. It would make a great starter for kids, but do not purchase if you are needing it for meaningful memories. Can't connect to PC or use an SD (or other) card. In this case, we got what we paid for.