Hey! You should know that Panasonic has released a newer version of this product: the Panasonic HC-V770.
Panasonic has made some pretty substantial updates to their already solid V720 with the V750. The 2014 model now uses a back-side illuminated (BSI) sensor, which enhances the low light performance. On top of that, Panasonic says the new processor is 1.5x faster at processing data. Even the microphone in the V750 has been enhanced, adding a wind shield to help cut back on unwanted noise. The Panasonic V750 still includes a nice wide aperture (f/1.8-3.6), a solid zoom range (20x), and hybrid optical image stabilization. It doesn't, however, include built in memory, and with 28 Mbps quality video, you'll need a large, high speed SD card to get the most out of this camcorder.