"good camera, poor software"3.5 starson by LongHorn204
Pros: powerful zoom, image stabilization, good image quality, HD
Cons: unstable software, no input for external microphone
Summary: Panasonic 35X "intelligent" zoom with image stabilization works wonders. Allows to make great close ups of birds and animals, both, clips and stills. However, processing the results with provided by Panasonic software is long and often frustrating adventure.