Editors Liked

  • Very good image quality, plenty of control over movie recording, stereo sound recording
  • Excellent feature set and shooting options for the money; nice design; great battery life
  • Excellent feature set and shooting options for the money; nice design; great battery life
  • Fast startup, Shoots in RAW format, Long battery life, Some manual settings
  • Great lens. Shooting modes galore. RAW support. Strong antishake function. Capable video camera
  • Good design with nice layout of buttons, dials, etc, Abundant shooting features, Lots of options, both manual and preset, Large 24X, optical image stabilized lens, Great depth of field, Menus easy to navigate

Editors Didn't Like

  • Small buttons
  • JPEG photo quality tanks at ISO 400; menu system can get confusing
  • JPEG photo quality tanks at ISO 400; menu system can get confusing
  • Lackluster image quality in high ISO ranges, Somewhat bulky, LCD display does not articulate from the camera body, Cannot take still pictures while shooting video
  • Noisy photos at maximum focal length. No hot shoe. Fixedposition LCD. Touchy jog dial
  • Image quality could be better lack of detail in low light situations, Panasonic Broadcast, One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094, www.panasonic.com
  • Telephoto image quality, Poor continuous shooting at full resolution, Fixed screen, No still capture during video recording