Originally Posted by xtremeinsability http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8ivuVO0oRg
Here is one of my videos with the jitter. This was the first time I used the thing with an external mic on. I clamp it to my window all the time and never foresaw the potential "sail" issue the mic would cause in the wind. Soon as I stuck it on there for the big tornado I thought, damn it the wind is really moving that around. I tried to tighten the clamp more and let it be. Soooo, try and ignore the bouncing it does. The jitter can still be seen...looks a lot like autofocus issues but yeah wasn't on autofocus. It's easy to see it's not an autofocus issue just by the fact it shuffles it out and back that same distance when it "jitters".
1:52 right after the lightning flash you can see one of them. Another one at 2:21. 3:32 another. A couple/few at 4:25-26
Honestly, with the degree of turbulence that's evident everywhere in your video, I think there's no way in God's green Earth that you could pin any amount of shaking on the camera's jitter. Let's put it this way, I firmly believe if I went to Panasonic with those videos that were shot under those conditions, they'd have every right to laugh me out of the office.
Now a couple of other videos, under very controlled conditions, did present a more compelling piece of evidence.
But in looking at the overall dimension of this issue, doesn't anyone else find it interesting that not one single owner on AVS ever mentioned it in the many months this camera was out? With all the videos that had been posted on the internet, again nobody saw it. It wasn't until comparatively recently that a couple of people pointed it out. To me that's evidence that this is not viewed by most people as a significant issue.
I fully understand that if you shoot at severe angles on a tripod you may see a bit of this shaking, but apparently nobody that had used this camera up to the point that it was first noticed had done this...or if they did they never noticed it.
I do hope for the people that are bothered by it that Panasonic finds a fix.
On another note, those are some pretty impressive twisters!