Summary: This was my first HD camcorder, I worked for many years in industry using a Panasonic SD camcorder which used minidv tapes. So this one was great with the SD card, but I had to upgrade to a more powerful editing software that could handle the larger HD files. Something to be aware of.
I had waited a long time and it all worked out right!
L. Joe Pritchard, Amazon
15 July 2013
Summary: Finding the camcorder that I wanted wasn't some thing that you could go in and pick up at a just any store but here i was able to find it here. Every thing arrived on time and in just as good a condition as it was promised. I would certainly do it again with out a second thought.
Summary: I got this camera after being frustrated with the length of time it took to backup Mini-DVs from my old Canon Camcorder. This camera does have advantages over the Mini-DV and the picture is awesome, but the technology is just not quite there yet.
Summary: I spent days upon days scouring the internet for a camcorder, reading different product reviews. I needed an HD camcorder that I can shoot movies and weddings with (thus i need good low light sensitivity), and that was the problem with most of the camcorders I saw online-- there were $1500...
Fantastic quality in a tiny device! Some limitations though.
James O. Mooreshire, Amazon
21 June 2009
Summary: I am a film student who has worked with a good many MiniDV cameras, a few internal hard drive cameras, and on one occasion a DVD burning camera. I did a lot of research before purchasing a factory refurbished HDC-SD1 online. This camera is TINY!
Summary: I've been looking for a HD memory card camera and have been following the downward price for the HDC-SD1. This camera has the same internal configuration as the more expensive pro brother AG-HSC1U and newer shoulder held AG-HMC70.
Summary: Before I start my review I would like to note that I'm more a photography person, rather than a video person. But after my daughter got born things changed. Watching her do all the crazy baby stuff quickly changed my mind and made me browse for a decent camcorder.
Summary: Before I get to the main review, I have to mention that, contrary to misinformed reviews, there has already, for months now, been software out there to edit the HDC-SD1's AVCHD footage. (Pinnacle Studio Plus or Ultimate and Ulead's software come to mind; I use the former).