Generally excellent video quality and a straightforward.
Excellent color and noise results with great motion and sharpness in 60p.
Great image quality in most conditions.
Has a 700x digital zoom, which is the highest of any of the HDV camcorders we looked at.
Shoots great HD video
Excellent video quality
Extensive enthusiast features
Very good photos (both need lots of light)
Videos are sharp and vibrant
Intelligent Auto and menus are both user-friendly
'Smarter-than-average autofocus .'
'best video quality'
'Given the low, low prices, the small, low-resolution LCD screen is understandable. '
'The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is surprisingly small for a 120GB camcorder.'
'With Instant AF enabled, the autofocus works quickly, and the Push AF, which activates an Instant AF override in manual-focus mode, speeds manual focus considerably.'
'equally awkward touch screen'
'Good range of manual controls. '
'I’ve seen other camcorders that are built more user-friendly than the HDC-HS300, which has some hard-to-press buttons and a main zoom toggle that’s too small to use comfortably.'
'solid all-around performer'
'Middling video quality.'
'Best-in-class handling and manual control'
'sub-par image quality'
'infuriating design problem'
Great camcorder for electronic news gathering and independent filmmaking alike
'the manual gain dials for right and left channels are a little strange in their graphics, making potting up and down a bit disorienting'
'it's actually one of the most compact semi-pro models (and at $3,500, with an additional $250 rebate until June 30th, it's also the most affordable).'
'In bright light you will not be able to shoot noise free'