Bought identical model to previous camera that finally gave up after heavy use.
I have had 5 digital camcorders, but finally thought i would try one which supported hidefinition. I compared the panasonic with similar models by sony and canon, and the v110 seemed to have more to offer, and was $100 less than the canon. I also found some very impressive sample videos taken with the v110 on youtube. Com/watch?v=v2chxdogjs8i have the blue version, but i strongly suspect that the other colors work just as wellwhen you go to charge your battery , be aware that the instructions leave one point out. You begin by opening the lcd door (which turns on the camera), then before you plug in the usb cable from the charger several steps later you must turn off the camcorder using the power button inside the lcd door. Otherwise no charging takes place(edited on 12 oct14) the price seems to have gone up a bit since i purchased mine at amazon for $194.
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. 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. He is very good with techie-stuff too.
Seems good quality and easy to use.
- What a Cute Little Gadget!
- Great camcorder!
Panasonic HC-V110 Light Weight HD 1080p Digital Camcorder (Blue)
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- 1/5.8″ BSI MOS Sensor Records up to 1080/60i HD Video
- 38x Optical Zoom and 72x i.Zoom Fast f/1.8 Maximum Aperture
- Captures up to 8.9MP Still Photos 2.7″ Wide LCD Monitor (230,400 dots)
- Uses SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards Image Stabilization
- AVCHD and iFrame Format Modes Compatible with Eye-Fi Memory Cards
I use this camcorder to record church services each week, from which i make dvd copies for members’ uses. (these dvd’s have gone all over the world. So a good quality recording is essential. ) granted, it isn’t the quality of a professional camera, but its quality is more than adequate, and definitely better than what should be expected for a camcorder of its price range. The option to either download videos to my computer or record directly onto a dvd with my dvd recorder is definitely a plus also. However, if your computer does not have the capability to process a high quality 1080 video, you will need to purchase a video converter program that can reduce the resolution a bit. I go ahead and reduce it to 720×480, but still get excellent results. Of course, if you record your video directly to a dvd recorder, you should still be able to take advantage of the 1080. This is my second panasonic camcorder (the first i got about 6 years ago), so this one was very easy for me to deal with the technical settings, but even if this is your first, give yourself a little time, download the owner’s manual onto your tablet so you can easily carry it with you the first few times you record videos, and you will be fine and take many great videos with this camcorder.
Good pictures, zoom is very good and easy for use.