Excerpt: Capable of capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 video in the AVCHD format, this compact, lightweight camcorder squirrels away footage on SDHC cards. It offers manual controls to boost creativity, as well as a selection of preset scene modes for fuss-free shooting.
Summary: The Panasonic HDC-SD100 provides a great set of well-implemented tools that are in the right place at the right price. Unfortunately, poor connection placement and poor imaging make it hard to recommend this camera.
Excerpt: (1 items) Panasonic’s small and conveniently packed HDC-SD100 HD camcorder uses a three-chip image sensor, a rarity in the consumer camcorder market. But the HDC-SD100 uses that three-chip sensor to make up for each individual sensor’s anemic 1/6-inch size. (By comparison, that’s about half the size of the sensor in Sony’s HDR-CX12 [ ].) There are many great features on the HDC-SD100, but image quality isn’t one of them.
Pros: Works with iMovie ‘09, Great manual controls, 24p video support, Good audio quality, Good focus assist
Cons: Poor video image quality, USB, mini HDMI, and power ports placed behind the battery
Excerpt: You know the drill—HDD and flash memory-based high-def camcorders are hot as blank tape and disc models fall out of favor. Recently we reviewed two newly introduced hard disc drive editions—the JVC GZ-HD40 and Canon Vixia HG21 . Now it’s Panasonic’s turn for a new AVCHD high-def model but this one only records to SDHC cards. Since there’s no drive, disc or tape mechanism it’s incredibly compact and lightweight (13.4 ounces loaded versus 19 for the HG21).
Pros: Improved video over 3CCD system; very good LCD screen; O.I.S. good as ever
Cons: Video not competitive with the Big Three; poor placement of HDMI/USB outs and controller
A compact, high-definition Panasonic camcorder with a 3-chip sensor.
Good Gear Guide.au
4 September 2013
Summary: The Panasonic HDC-SD100 provides a great set of well-implemented tools that are in the right place at the right price. Unfortunately, poor connection placement and poor imaging make it hard to recommend this camcorder.
Conclusion: Die Richtung stimmt. Mehr gut bedienbare manuelle Funktionen sind genau das, was man an aktuellen AVCHD-Camcodern am meisten vermisst. Und davon liefert Panasonic nun eine Menge. Gerade beim Einstellen helfen Histogramm, Zebra, Luminanzanzeige sowie Expanded Focus wie bei keiner anderen Kamera unter 1.000 Euro.
Pros: Objektiv-Ring mit vielen manuellen Funktionen
Cons: Durchschnittliche Schärfe, Menüstruktur und Menübedienung