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 sold mine because I decided I wanted to film real estate videos and really needed a DSLR for that. This camcorder doesn't shoot wide enough for real estate interiors.
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.
Panasonic HDC-SD1 Excellent 3 CCD Camcorder and Easy to Use
2 November 2011
Summary: The Panasonic HDC-SD1PP is an excellent older model AVCHD. It has 3 CCD (Charged coupling device) sensors which keeps the jello effect from happening while panning. It is 1080i but still has a very good video quality. It doesn't have a hot or cold shoe, but this can be resolved with a c-bracket ($10) to mount it on. It has a microphone out which is a great feature to be able to use an external microphone.
Summary: thnks ebay great product great price, you have a great services, iam lloking for this kind of camera small and semi pro and great price i am enjoing nw this camera qith my kids and maybe i am going to use for some weddings, thanks ebay
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 camcorders made by Sony that had numerous bad ratings for not being able to shoot indoors, etc.
Fantastic quality in a tiny device! Some limitations though.
James O. Mooreshire, Amazon
22 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! It is so tiny that it can be difficult to hold the device still, although the digital image stabilization feature can help quite a bit.
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. Even with it's slower 13Mbps recording at the highest quality mode as compared to the brand new and faster 21Mbps AG-HMC150. The High Definition pictures are beautiful, and haven't noticed much artifacts when panning but I do go nice and slow.
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. After reading a few web sites about current video technology it was a native decision to go for the 3CCD technology because it provides the most natural colors and that's what I wanted for my baby.
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).
And not only is there software to edit it, but with a simple download of a codec pack, you can copy the individual movies straight off the SDHC card on to your computer, and watch them INSTANTLY with...
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). And not only is there software to edit it, but with a simple download of a codec pack, you can copy the individual movies straight off the SDHC card on to your computer, and watch them INSTANTLY with...