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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2011
This is an example of why it's often unfair to the manufacturer to have this type of review forum. People happy with the product have little motivation to write positive reviews, and those unhappy are just looking for a place to vent.
I usually fall into the "happy but no written review" category, but in this case I thought the negative reviews were so unfair that Panasonic deserved someonento stick up for this product.
I ordered with Amazon local delivery at 5:00pm on a Saturday and the camera arrived the next day (Sunday) at 4:00pm. Set-up took all of 5 minutes. The picture quality was great. We tried Skyping with my wife's computer in the next room, with Skype on my iPhone, and with some friends on a PC in China. Every call went off flawlessly and the huge picture displayed on the 50" screen gave a whole new dimension to the Skype experience.
Those complaining that Skype doesn't work with Mac and Linux should take it up with Skype, not Panasonic. And those complaining that it only works with recent versions of Skype should learn how to take 90 seconds and click "update." The only more lubricious complaint I've seen recently was a lady who gave a rocking chair a 1-star review because she rocked too far and damaged her wall. (Didn't think to test the range before placing the chair??)
Anyway, great camera, great product. Sound, video, and functionality are top notch. I'll definitely buy more Panasonic products in the future.