I strongly suggest taht you send to the original manufacturer. Video cams has too many mechanical moving parts and electronics, not to mention built-in optics, etc.
But the cost is fantastic. I have sent in two Panasonic cameras for servicing, the first, failed lens and CCD component, the second, broken LCD connector. The first was $800.00 and the second was $160. It was good that I had warranty AND extended warranty on both cameras, which covered the whole cost.