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Panasonic HDC-SD1

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Panasonic HDC-SD1 Video

21 May 2008
  • Excerpt: At the consumer electronics show in January Popular Electronics took a look at the Panasonic HDC-SD1 camcorder. The 3CCD AVCHD camcorder is extreamly compact and records video onto an SD card.
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Overall 9

Panasonic HDC-SD1

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1 December 2007
  • 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. And it’s bright enough to show you its crispy video even on the sunniest of days.
  • Pros: Small, light, easy to use. Super-sharp res, kickin' image stabilization.
  • Cons: Low-light a tad grainy; slightly bluish video with auto white balance.
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Expert Review

Easy Camcorder
10 May 2007
  • 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 controls. Editing solutions have just become available for AVCHD, making the format a viable buy for the first time.
  • Pros: - Compact, - Silent operation, - Manual control set
  • Cons: - Noisy compression, - Editing solutions few and processor intensive, - Handling
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Panasonic HDC-SD1 Review

7 February 2007
  • Pros: SD card-based; 1080i video featuring 3 CCDs and optical image stabilization
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Overall 7

HDC-SD1 review

Digital Arts
6 August 2007
  • 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. Yet, the compression format it uses introduces a different problem: an inability to edit footage in some applications.
  • Pros: Very small size. Relatively high-quality video.
  • Cons: Few manual controls. No pro audio inputs. Limited editing support in major video applications.
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Overall 8

Panasonic HDC-SD1

PC Advisor
4 March 2007
  • 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.
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Panasonic HDC-SD1EG

17 January 2008
  • 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. Die Kür wäre allerdings noch ein Schärfering, ein Blendenrad sowie eine progessive Belichtungsmöglichkeit mit 1/25s, Kopfhöreranschluss und manuelle Bildeingriffsmöglichkeiten wie Cinegamma , Farbe oder Schärfe.
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Overall 8

Panasonic HDC-SD1

Komputer for alle
1 October 2007
  • 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. Det er let at betjene de mest basale funktioner, og sjældent brugte funktioner er gemt af vejen. Skal du bruge mere avancerede funktioner, skal du ind i selve menuen. Der er nemlig et minimum af knapper på selve kameraet.
  • Pros: God billedkvalitet, Enkelt og godt design, Let at betjene, Surroundlyd
  • Cons: Prisen er lidt for høj
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Overall 7

HD-Camcorder nur für Frauenhände: Panasonic HDC-SD1

10 September 2007
  • Summary: Der Panasonic HDC-SD1 ist ein solider Camcorder auf SD-Basis. Bedauerlicherweise leidet er aber unter einigen Performanceproblemen und einem arg umständlichen Design.
  • Pros: hochwertige Video- und annehmbare Standbilder, gute Auswahl an manuellen Optionen
  • Cons: träger Autofokus, schlechter automatischer Weißabgleich, unkomfortables Design
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Overall 6

Expert Review

16 August 2007
  • Conclusion: Die SD1 stellt unserer Meinung nach die beste AVCHD-Cam von Panansonic dar, die auch 2008 dank Weitwinkel und Lowlight-Eigenschaften konkurrenzfähig bleibt.
  • Pros: Akzeptabler Weitwinkel, Gute Lowlight-Eigenschaften
  • Cons: Kein FullHD, 3CCDs mit Pixelshift bringen nicht die volle Schärfe, Lüfter
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