Excerpt: The HDC-SD1 was the smallest and lightest camcorder we tested, and the easiest one to use. It offers few buttons to confuse you and no viewfinder, but wait a minute—that’s a frickin’ 3-inch viewscreen, which seems huge compared to the others’ 2.7-inchers.
Excerpt: On the runway this year, the Panasonic HDC-SD1 ($1299 MSRP) is turning heads. It’s small, sexy, and generates an appealing video image in bright light. The SD1 is also the first AVCHD camcorder to record directly onto bite-sized SDHC cards, and provides a pleasurable palette of automatic and manual...
Pros: - Compact, - Silent operation, - Manual control set
Cons: - Noisy compression, - Editing solutions few and processor intensive, - Handling
Conclusion: This camcorder is amazing. I’m not given to hyperbole but the HDC-SD1 is at the top of the pack for consumer camcorders circa early 2007. Given its size, design—and most important—the quality of its high-def video, anyone looking to be on home video’s razor edge, should check this baby out.
Pros: SD card-based; 1080i video featuring 3 CCDs and optical image stabilization
Cons: Expensive; HDMI cable is not included; no accessory shoe
Excerpt: We were sceptical about a camcorder that records high-definition video onto an SD Card. The Panasonic HDC-SD1, however, captures (and stores) video of exceptional quality for a sub-£1,000 model.
Pros: Very small size. Relatively high-quality video.
Cons: Few manual controls. No pro audio inputs. Limited editing support in major video applications.
Summary: We were initially sceptical about the concept of a camcorder that records HD (high-definition) video to an SD (secure digital) card. Our doubts faded - the HDC-SD1 captures and stores video of exceptional quality.
Conclusion: Diese Panasonic HDC-SD1EG ist eigentlich in dieser Preisklasse ziemlich gut aufgestellt: Gute Verarbeitung, schön kompakt, runde Bildqualität, beeindruckendes Low-Light-Verhalten und mehr Weitwinkel als alle direkten Konkurrenten.
Summary: Panasonics nyeste HD-kamera er uden tvivl et af de bedste på markedet og en af vores favoritter. Det har nemlig næsten ingen svagheder. Det fylder ikke meget og er temmelig let. Alligevel har man et godt, solidt greb om kameraet.
Pros: God billedkvalitet, Enkelt og godt design, Let at betjene, Surroundlyd