Originally Posted by stljrs
Haven't pulled the trigger, but very interested in your impressions. The $499 price an Amazon is very tempting, though someone just posted it took three units to get a good one so that's not so promising. Please post your impressions once you get it.
CR just added the Sammy S10/S15/S16 to their reviews and they use MP4 not AVCHD and have peaked my interest but ccinfo hasn't reviewed them and I'd like to see some hard data rather than CR's weak summary. For some reason, their 720/60P format intrigues me. Since one of my goals is to video hockey, I wonder if 720P beats 1080/60i because of the motion. I know the Panny does 1080/60P but our PC's don't have the chops to process that video with any efficiency.
I dont think Panasonic has a huge problem with quality control do they? No doubt it happens, though sometimes it could be other factors. Costco shipped my camcorder to me, and two of the three air bags were empty...no holes even! Yet empty! The interior box with the cam was just knocking around...Wth....thinking about taking it back and making them give me a new one if they have one in stock when I go to my parents for the holidays.
My point being, many variable come in to play, sometimes from the manufacturer, sometimes from the reseller, sometimes from a packing boy...lol. Is there some reason to think it is habitual problem from panny? (Sorry, I would have loved the 600 myself so I felt the need to stand up for them. )
Also, I dont know much, but for fast action, surely 60full frames per second beats 60 half frames interlaced without even having to think about it...and Just so I don't get yelled at, 1080 60p beats the c$#% out of both....)