Summary: I have owned this camera for over 2 months now and I´m very pleased with it´s video quality and the sharpness, the colours is excellent and vivid. Battery life is also good, lasting about 1 hr and 45 minutes of continuous recording. I´m considering to buy a spare battery and a larger SDHC card. I love the time lapse function!! And the manual focus ring can also be used as a zoom ring.
Pros: Superb Video Quality & Colour Performance, Nice 12x optical zoom, Great Touchscreen, Time Lapse Record, External Mic & Headphone Input, Good Low Light Performance
Summary: This is a great start, into the consumer 3D world image. Panasonic has always tried to be ahead in the upcoming camcorder technology and this time they are putting their ingenuity to the test. Even though 3D movies had been around for many years, Panasonic is making it possible that this technology reaches to the general public, great news, for the few in love with 3D image!
Summary: This camera is awesome simply as a 2D camera. It's very competent , has many great features such as image stablisation which really works. Takes great video in low light too. If you think of the 3D as a nice optional extra and don't expect the quality you see in the movies you will not be disappointed. For really only a couple of hundred pounds more than the top end 2D model from panasonic I really fail to see how others can criticise the 3d capabilities.
Summary: I bought the panasonic 3D camcorder and the first thing that struck me was the quality of the video. It could be mistaken for being filmed by a BBC camera BUT!!!!! the when it comes to the computer AHH it is bad it can't be played by quiktime carn't go on to imovie or Final Cut Pro and there is no fast converter software (FOR APPLE) for free so quit annoyed. The good side is the quality and the pro functions like manual focus so can't complain that much.
Summary: 3D effect is awful unless you are 1 metre away from lens. No zoom, everything gets disabled when recording with lens attached. Got caught up with 3D hype having purchased a 3D television, though this is really useless. Really wanted to love this camcorder though feel like I want a refund.