Excerpt: You’ve longed to document your fascinating life for some time now, but you just haven’t found the right lightweight HD camcorder. Well, here’s the perfect tool for it: The Panasonic HDC-SD100 3CMOS camcorder can shoot 1080i HD video or 2.1-megapixel stills, all in a light, easily toted package.
Pros: Lighter than a feather in deep space. Useful remote lets you direct scenes from afar. Manual focus offers extra control not found in many other cams. Included 8-GB SD card gets you up and running on the quick.
Cons: You have to remove the battery to switch to AC power or connect via USB or HDMI. Video editor is a clunky chunky monkey. Menu-control "joystick" is extremely sensitive. Record time is limited by SD capacity — it really can’t hang with its hard-drive brethren.
Conclusion: From my perspective Panasonic tossed a Hail Mary pass, hoping a new 3MOS system would resuscitate a camcorder line-up that is being left in the dust by the Big Three (Canon, JVC, Sony). Although the pass made it down field (improved quality), the ball was batted away by its competitors.
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
28 May 2009
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...
Pros: Objektiv-Ring mit vielen manuellen Funktionen
Cons: Durchschnittliche Schärfe, Menüstruktur und Menübedienung