"Panasonic doesn't honor warranty."1.5 starson by websr!
Pros: So far, so good, as far as the camcorder itself is concerned.
Cons: I bought a 10-hour rechargeable battery, which does not recharge.
Summary: Panasonic "service" is a misnomer. I spent an hour being shuttled from one station to another, then finally emailed them. The unsigned reply told me the battery had a 10-day warranty; it is, however advertised as a one-year manufacturers warranty. Other sites on the web have other horror stories. Why don't CNET reviewers check the service records of the company whose products they review?