Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Great White North
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Panasonic kind of dropped the ball with this camcorder. I give them props for the added features (1080p@17Mbps, Face-detection, 5.1 Mic, and Advanced O.I.S.) but they did three things in the usability/connectivity department that may have lost them my business.
1) Moving the joystick from the back of the camcorder to the LCD cavity on the left. No more one-handed operation (if that's important to you).
2) Hiding the HDMI and AC connector behind the battery. You have to remove the battery to access them.
3) Making the HDMI connection a mini. Now I have to go and buy a new cable to carry around wherever I go because nobody else will have one.
If they would have left these things alone, it would have been very near perfect (IMO, of course). Respect minus, Panasonic.