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Panasonic HDC-SD1
5.4 out of 10

Panasonic HDC-SD1

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Overall 9
8.5

Panasonic HDC-SD1 Review

Digitaltrends
7 February 2007
  • 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. Yes, it’s expensive but Porsches tend to cost more than Chryslers. And once you start recording in high-def, standard definition memories will be a thing of the past.
  • Pros: SD card-based; 1080i video featuring 3 CCDs and optical image stabilization
  • Cons: Expensive; HDMI cable is not included; no accessory shoe
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Overall 7
7.0

HDC-SD1 review

Digital Arts
8 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
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
2 August 2007
  • Summary: The current editing limitations are significant, but once the software catches up, the Panasonic HDC-SD1 will be an excellent camcorder.
  • Pros: Captures and stores video of exceptional quality, 5.1 channel audio
  • Cons: Compression format means you can't edit video yet, limited included software
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Overall 8
8.0

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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Overall 8
8.0

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
6.9

HD-Camcorder nur für Frauenhände: Panasonic HDC-SD1

CNET
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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