The Sony camera I bought in 2007 is now quite poorly and needs replacing. I have about two and one third tapes left of a range that is no longer being manufactured because modern cameras record onto memory cards. Steve arranged a loan camera, a Panasonic 4K (ultra high resolution) camcorder for me to trial. I collected it on September 10 and used it on 3 occasions, filming my usual subject matter, before returning it today. The camera’s 13x optical zoom lens is simply insufficient for my purposes. I require a 20x zoom such as I have on the Sony. I haven’t seen the footage I shot yet so I don’t know the camera’s picture quality.