Originally Posted by stljrs /forum/post/19629286
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.
Originally Posted by MMACory /forum/post/19692719
With the battery it's about 5 3/8" x 2 3/4" (including the strap) x 2 1/2". Fits absolutely perfectly in the Tamrac #5692 case that I already had (with some storage in the front for some cards and the included lens hood).
I'll be getting the Panasonic BN2 DVD Burner within a few weeks.
On a side note, I have it on the "HA" Recording Mode. Good call? That's the highest resolution before getting to "1080/60p" and allows for 1 hour of recording on an 8GB SDHC card. Any value in going to "HG" or "HX" other than recording time?
Originally Posted by 111 /forum/post/19693484
Thanks. I just ordered it on Amazon along with a Transcend TS32GSDHC10 card and a Lowepro Edit 110 bag.
Is your camcorder made in Japan? thanks
Originally Posted by MMACory /forum/post/19707828
It's made in Japan. Are they also made elsewhere (not that there's anything wrong with that; that I'm aware of)?
On a side note - so far so good. I think I got it worked out and will likely use "MANUAL" modes for low-light. Otherwise, I'll prolly stick with iA and Scenes.
Originally Posted by marcolisi /forum/post/19706915
Hi guys, which are the differences between the sd600k and the tm700 ?
Originally Posted by galileo2000 /forum/post/19716038
Hi guys did someone bother to check with Pana the warranty status?
Someone on Amazon just posted a review saying that Pana "might" refuse the warranty.
"Panasonic(US) Customer Support said that this camcorder meant to be sold for UK (may be in some other European Countries) and that's why Panasonic(US) may not support this product."
Might be FUD, might be not. The cam is not present on the Panasonic USA website.
Originally Posted by alainhubert /forum/post/19716125
That would be logical. Because USA models are NTSC and UK models PAL, the internal electronic circuits might not be the same for both versions. And American service centers might not have the right parts and documentations to repair PAL models.
Originally Posted by galileo2000 /forum/post/19716198
I thought we agreed it is NTSC.
Anyway, went to chat and here is the response:
"pana rep:Thank you for your inquiry, that unit is not available for retail in the North American Market from Panasonic, it wouldn't be covered under warranty.
me: how come both Amazon and B&H are selling this camcorder in the USA and Canada then?
pana rep: They could have gotten them form other suppliers sir
me: Ok, thanks. "
Originally Posted by alainhubert /forum/post/19716264
In other words, it's up to both Amazon and B&H (and any other store that sells this model in USA or Canada) to advise their customers that the warranty will not be honored by Panasonic if something goes wrong with that model.
Originally Posted by galileo2000 /forum/post/19716325
In other words it comes down to the question of whether one is comfortable buying the cam without manufacturer's warranty.
Never seen anything like this before.
I am still in my 30-day window with Amazon. Don't know what to do.