I FINALLY received a good 900 this morning! Very nice focusing edge to edge, better overall look in low light with better focusing (or lens)...still not great low light performance, but definitely better than the last unit and so far, no beeps. The only downside is that this unit seems to have a bit more fan noise, but I can easily live with that, no biggie.
The last clip I shot was very interesting. After having done the indoor A/Bs and having been convinced this 3rd unit was a nice one, I took one last clip outdoors, just to ensure no surprises there.
The clips were shot at the same time, same location. In the old camera, the skies had just a bit of the bondi-blue issue but yet the new one showed a perfectly blue sky at exactly the same part of the sky.
So there really can be quite a bit of variation on several fronts between these cams. QC really needs to be tightened up. I'm very happy to exchange a bit of fan noise, for better color, edge to edge sharpness and improved low light focusing.
Now, when was the HF-G10 coming in?
P.S. Phil, I've used the same memory card for all my tests and only the first two Panasonics were plagued with this issue. I don't believe the card had anything to do with it.