Summary: I wanted to upgrade my 4 year old camcorder and having read umpteen reviews from both professional and amatur commentators I settled for the Panasonic SD60HD as offering the best balance between cost, performance and quality.
Summary: Optical image stabilizer is excellent and much better than the one on another video camera of another very reputable make I have. Picture quality is good and the features are about right. Better camera's available now for the money as this is a couple of years old now but still works perfectly.
Summary: Have been using this camera now for a number of years, since purchasing it. Super quality, easy to use, compact and very transportable. Film codec not recognised by all software in the beginning but these days the choice is much bigger and accesable. Love it to bits.
Summary: I bought this camera for my sister's wedding present and she used it on her honeymoon cruise. She's a bit of a technophobe, but loved the camera. She says that it is outstandingly good in low light and she has taken hundreds of still photos and videos. Highly recommended product.