OK, It's my first Panasonic camera and I believe it is possibly the best in it's class. I somehow finagled one of the first units here in LA last Thursday (AG-HMR10PU & AG-HCK10G) and it is cool. I'm working on a project sponsored by Pepsi for their web and it is a huge help. We are recording the principle photography in 24p and this is the only 3 chip system out for under 5K that can record 24p natively. It is a two part system with a stand alone recorder (AVCHD using SDHC media) and a POV cam head, and my initial response is, I glad I waited for this unit.