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Panasonic HDC-SD5

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    8.6 8.6 from 118 reviewers
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    7.9 7.9 from 8 reviewers
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    5.6 5.6 from 3 reviewers
  • Value for money (3)
    5.6 5.6 from 3 reviewers
  • Ease of use (2)
    5.6 5.6 from 2 reviewers
  • Sound quality (12)
    5.8 5.8 from 12 reviewers
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    6.3 6.3 from 15 reviewers
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    6.3 6.3 from 3 reviewers
  • Video quality (2)
    5.6 5.6 from 2 reviewers
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The ultra-compact HDC-SD5 camcorder is equipped with 2.7-in wide-angle LCD monitor, 10x optical zoom with built-in optical image stabilizer, and a Leica Dicomar lens for capturing high definition footage with Dolby Digital sound.

Features

The HDC-SD5 captures video on the AVCHD format with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It uses the 3CCD camera system to record videos with clear images and true-to-life colors. It is also equipped with the advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which minimizes came…

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The ultra-compact HDC-SD5 camcorder is equipped with 2.7-in wide-angle LCD monitor, 10x optical zoom with built-in optical image stabilizer, and a Leica Dicomar lens for capturing high definition footage with Dolby Digital sound.

Features

The HDC-SD5 captures video on the AVCHD format with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It uses the 3CCD camera system to record videos with clear images and true-to-life colors. It is also equipped with the advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which minimizes camera shake, done by trembling hands, and delivers crisp, clear images. Its Leica Dicomar lens provides 12 lens elements in eight groups, and uses low-dispersion optical glass to reduce color blur. With a special multi-coating process is applied to the lens, chromatic aberration is minimized so images are crisp, clear, and free of flare and glare. The HDC-SD5 also feature the new intelligent contrast control which measures ambient lighting and adjust the contrast as it changes.

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  • Does the device have the capability of connecting an external...

    Does the device have the capability of connecting an external audio devices to record better quality audio for interviews?

    Answered by KristoferB 2008-09-12:

    I don't see on the Panasonic site where it mentions anything about it, it just says "2-ch Stereo, Zoom Microphone" I did find a review of it with pictures and couldn't see any external microphone jacks..

    Answered by jarvis 2008-09-12:

    Thanks for looking and trying to find out if it

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