Hi guys, I have a panasonic hs350 and I can tell u 1000000% that it is NOT covered by USA panasoni warranty.
I live in USA and I bought on ebay the HS350 from a japanese seller. My camcorder was less old than 1 year, so theoretically covered by a warranty. I called panasonic USA, they told me yes, send the camera for repair, we fix it.
I shipped it in. And after calling fo days, because they lost my camera in their repairing store.......they told me that they can NOT repair my camera becasuse it is a japanese model and that the panasoni customer support was wrong in telling me that they could fix it.......so after calling them back multiple times and they could NOT find my camera anymore.....I got the package camera shipped back to home...and they did NOT know it.
1) NON USA panasonic camcorder are NOT under USA warranty.
2) Do NOT send the camera to panasonic....they lose it and they can not find it anymore.....and than u get it back home......