colour drops out, frustrating response from Panasonic Australia
Nigel Lendon "@ rugsofwar", Amazon
28 May 2007
Summary: When it works, it's great. However each time I go on a research trip to Europe or N America (ie. costing me a lot of cash) an intermittent fault occurs where the image (in still mode or video)drops out the red range, so the recorded image has a blue cast. I am an art historian, so bringing back faulty data is not good for my research. And dealing with Panasonic Australia is a nightmare. Neither the shop, or the repairer, or the company will take final responsibility.
Summary: Hi, I have had the VDR-D300 for about 6 months now. I have never gotten a recording session to last more than about 20 min. The camcorder constantly locks up, usually after about 10 min. This is on a full battery - the unit never gets even to a battery alarm. Several times the reset button nor the reset proceedure per the manual works. I must have a faulty unit. I'm investigating repair.
Great Camcorder - Poor Support & Computer Interface
Charles M. Mann "Charly Mann", Amazon
6 September 2006
Summary: The reviews for this camera are great. The video is indeed incredible, beyond anything i've experienced with a consumer camcorder. But there are big problems if you really want to enjoy the video you shoot. Before I continue I will give some background on my family. I am a 33 year expert in television production. I have produced and edited several television shows.