Summary: Colors appeared more realistic when we did a manual white balance by digging into the menus. And to think, 40 minutes of crisp, clean video fits onto that tiny 4GB SDHC flash memory card at the camera’s highest quality setting. The best news of all is the rock-bottom street price—we’ve seen this bauble selling for just north of $800. Remarkable.
Summary: There's something unnerving about unwrapping Panasonic’s most advanced HD camcorder yet, the SD1. Huge, barrel lens: check. Giant 3in screen: check. But hold on, where's the unsightly bulge where the tape deck, DVD burner or hard drive should be? The answer is, there isn't one. Through the magic that is AVCHD the tiny SD1 can record to miniscule SD cards. A 4GB one's included, which manages a meagre 40 minutes in highest quality. Better get hold of a spare.