I'm a total newbie to camcorders and wanted to create some videos to share YouTube. So I got myself a refurbished Panasonic HDC-SD40 for USD 147... which I thought was a pretty neat deal. Now I'm no enthusiast but I thought the video quality is a bit shoddy... but what do I know? And I wanted to get some feedback from someone else... so here's a montage I uploaded to YouTube: Panasonic HDC-SD40 testing at AquaView park - YouTube All settings on Auto except Scene Mode set to Landscape and Rec Mode to HA1920. The video was edited using Corel VideoStudio Pro X5 and saved as a MP4 HD file.