'It has a 34x optical zoom which is pretty good for this price range.'
'Compared to other consumer camcorders on the market, it is very inexpensive at around $270..'
'extremely sharp pictures'
'No SD/MMC card expansion slot.'
'The bad: No SD/MMC card expansion slot.'
'the picture quality goes from poor to abysmal, particularly in how it handles motion.'
'Best deal around with this feature set.".'
'In theory, this top-end DVD cam with an MSRP of $999 should marry the best of Panasonic's MiniDV 3 chip performance with the ease and convenience of the DVD format.'
'This is the best DVD camcorder I have tested to date.'
'this feature-packed camcorder captures video with strong, accurate colors'
'Joystick control doesn't slide through manual options, instead requiring.'
'The zoom isn't the quickest, which is too bad for those with faster shooting needs'
'if audio or hybrid functionality is important, the VDR-D100 is going to disappoint'
'it doesn't support DVD+RW discs'
'It ships with Panasonic DVDfunSTUDIO software.'
'won't work with the Macintosh.'
'lack of good manual control'
'This unique technology incorporates built-in, multichannel microphones'
'very good video quality'
'no built-in flash or video light'
'Automatic focal adjustment is slow'
'No flash or video light.'
'The viewfinder, unfortunately, cannot be angled
viewfinder is only flush with the battery's end.'
'This LCD is one of the worst out there; the noise is plentiful and obstructing, especially in low light areas'
'The camcorder has a six-mode auto exposure, auto and manual white balance and full auto and manual focus.'
'having a fader button and manual focus ring, though you can add fades to DVD-RAM recordings after shooting and focus manually using pushbuttons.'