Summary: I own this and recorded music video using the panasonic and a sony ex1 you can see the results [...] (When sonny gets Blue) The ex1 is a [...] camera the hdc sd100 was not as good but for the 10xless price it held its own. I needed to tweek the final video with sony vegas but I was pleased. I love the manual settings. the color is very good, the only downside was low light performance so I purchased some sima 20xls.
Summary: This is my 3rd HD camera. I first had a JVC HD-7 which took very good video in high outdoor light only, indoors was utterly very poor. I do a lot of videos of my toddler indoors and even with all the lights on it was very poor quality so I went with the panasonic new 3MOS system for all the praise it got on low light conditions. That was the worst camera I've ever ever used. the video quality was like a camera phone. This camera is my favorite of the 3.
Summary: I was worried about having to convert the compressed files from the memory card into editable files for FCP. Using Voltaic, I was able to make the conversion easily. The camera is so light, you hardly know its in your hand. The deciding factor in chosing this camera is that it has a view finder - an important feature for close work. I love being able to shoot for long periods and not having to worry about changing tapes.
Summary: Overall an excellent camera but it's very smallness makes the SD100EBK fiddly for adult male fingers to use. As an example you cannot use the viewfinder with your left eye and press the start / stop btn at the same time: there isn't room. This is, of course, not a criticism specific to this camera but almost all similar products and also most mobile phones. Picture quality superb.
Summary: Being new to camcorders, I found this model to be excellent and does all that I require. Records to SD card, so no moving parts or tapes/disks. Easy to use and easy to use the provided software to upload to PC, convert to MPEG files and DVDs.
Summary: Biggest pro for me is that this little HD camcorder has a viewfinder which is absent on just about all its competitors, it is also robustly made and the battery life appears excellent but the price of a spare battery is high. It has enough features and controls to make it flexible but without being complicated.
Excerpt: So just before christmas last year me and my lovely girlfriend went on our first holiday together and we wanted to mae sure we never forgot it. So we went hunting for a video camera. So we stumbled accross this one and decided to buy it. We got a good deal from the shop and we got got loads of free accessories and a free memory card.
Pros: Really sleek and compact and amazingly good quality video
smallest HD camcorder with a view finder HDC-SD100
K. Sims "Tazman", Amazon
24 October 2008
Summary: panasonic HDC-SD100 what a great full HD camcorder all what it says on the tin! worth 4.5 stars. i would of given 5 stars but indoors in bad daylight its a bit grainy on zoom (just turn the light on if dark) small but not tiny all the buttons in the right place,i like the fact you have to remove the battery to plug in the tv/pc so you dont drain your battery. i just pop the sd card straight into my sd card tv slot works great.
Summary: Panasonic HDC-SD 100 EGK Full HD Flash-Camcorder Handliche kleine Videocam mit guter Bedienbarkeit und guter Videoqualität. Ihre Video-Qualität zeigt die Cam über den HDMI Ausgang auf einen FullHD fähigem LCD Display sehr eindrucksvoll. Die Tonqualität über die 5 eingebauten Mikros (einzeln aussteuerbar) ist beeindruckend. Entgegen anderer Berichte kann ich beim Abspielen kein Kamerageräusch feststellen (nur SD Card Speicher ohne Festplatte).