Summary: I've had this camera for just under a year and have enjoyed it very much. Like other reviewers have mentioned, finding editing software for the AVCHD format used is a challenge. I use Adobe Premiere CS3 for editing but have to first convert any footage using Nero or other software.
Summary: I have used the Panasonic HDC-SD1 camera for over a month now and I am quite happy with the quality and sound of the videos. The camera performed flawlessly, however the battery barely lasted half an hour and there are no extended-time batteries available for sale.
Summary: I have had my SD1 for about a week. I haven't tested it fully, but here are my first impressions: 1. Looks AWESOME when attached HDMI to my 50" plasma!!! 2. Auto iris tends to gain up in low light (which is what it is supposed to do)- introducing noise in the video - adjusting the gain manually is...
Summary: This camcorder takes very good quality videos. I have been impressed with the resolution and colors. There are three main drawbacks to the SD-1, as I see it: 1) ergonomics. The camera does not comfortably sit straight in the hand, but rather, rolls over to a slightly tilted position unless you apply...
Summary: I used it for special occasions or short casual taping of kids playing. I can't imagine myself taping for hours. So the capacity of the 8 gig SD card (bought separetly) and small battery is sufficient for me. Pros: Pictures are very sharp. SD media is very convenient. It's compact.
Summary: I've been using this camera fairly frequently for two months now. It works well and the image quality is great, but I discovered what appears to be a bug in the camera's firmware when shooting my daughter's birthday party recently.
The best 1st generation AVCHD camcorder on the market today
Lewis Lee, Amazon
2 August 2007
Summary: This is my first Amazon review. In the past I've had two Sony Hi-8 camcorders, a, Sony Mini-DV (DCR-PC1) and two Panasonic 3-CCD Mini-DV camcorders (PV-DV953 and PV-GS120) and now this HDC-SD1 will be my 6th model.