@Kayook, the low light video you passed along gives a good indication of the camera's capabilities... not bad at all. There was also a scene in your video where the sun was setting, it too demonstrates the camera's low light abilities. Considering the price of this camera i'd say it's not too shabby.
@pitdaddy, i agree with Kayook... great news on the Wasabi batteries. Just too bad this camcorder uses twice the power of similar camcorders in its price range. I saw a comparison on youtube where they tested three brands (panasonic, wasabi and another brand) and although not on par with panasonic the wasabi battery performed very well. The other brand failed miserably. The reviewer pointed out the fact that if the batteries state of charge is not correctly identified by the camera and it shuts off abruptly, file corruption can occur -- thought this was interesting.
I decided to head out to my local camera shop today and compare a few of the cameras. I was looking at the Canon M52, Sony CRX580 and the V700. Very limited on what I could do in a brightly lit showroom along with not being able to view the recorded results on a high def tv. I knew the 43mm lens on the Canon would likely be an issue for me but seeing this first hand definitely confirmed my concern. The wide angle lens on the Sony was very close to the panasonic but the IS appeared to be better on the Panasonic (maybe I didn't have it setup properly on the Sony) and the small sensor size on the Sony (just about 1/4") concerns me a bit and it was $200 more to boot. I think you're paying for all the Bell and Whistle that Sony has included on this camcorder (e.g. wifi, backup to HHD, lots of manual settings, etc), although I would like to have 24p.
Not ready to pull the trigger yet but getting closer.