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Panasonic HDC-SD5
5.0 out of 10

Panasonic HDC-SD5

The ultra-compact HDC-SD5 camcorder is equipped with 2.7-in Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic HDC-SD5

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Overall 4
4.0

Not made to last

key west photographer, Amazon
20 February 2008
  • Summary: I owned this camcorder not even two weeks and it broke. The door that houses the battery as well as the memory card is so cheaply made that the tiny piece of plastic bent and the door will not close. This should have been made better.
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Overall 4
4.0

High Pitched Whine on Playback

E. Haydock, Amazon
20 February 2008
  • Summary: I have owned the camera for 2 weeks now and am returning it. I currently own 3 other video cameras, but this is my forst HD camera. Everything about the camera is wonderful except for one MAJOR flaw, there is a high pitched whine when I play back the vodeo through the camera.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wish I could recommend - sorry!!!!!!

Ken Goldblatt, Amazon
19 February 2008
  • Summary: I really hate to be negative, but if my experience helps - so be it - if I'm worng - tell me! I'm a pretty big consumer gadget geek and love this kind of product. I was looking for a video camcorder that also takes still pictures to enhance my current Canon G7 (love the G7 - pics and vid's) to...
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent camera (BIG) BUT....

Amazon Customer, Amazon
19 February 2008
  • Summary: Badly marred by auto color balance problems and AMAZINGLY HIGH RIPOFF BATTERY PRICES!!! (Nearly $100 for a battery that runs an HOUR - IF YOU ARE - VERY - LUCKY!) Panasonic is headed into BAD SONY territory here. BEWARE!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Beware, not sold with DVD burner here!

Vitali K., Newegg
18 December 2007
  • Summary: NewEgg usually does good job posting picture of everything that comes in the package, not this time...
  • Pros: Camcorder is really good, although footage comes a bit grainy if there is not plenty of light in the room. Otherwise picture quality and colors are stunning.
  • Cons: Contrary to the information on manufacturer's product page, Newegg does not sell this item with DVD burner like other retailers.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

vegapilot, Cnet.co.uk
17 May 2008
  • Summary: Early days yet but but I feel I should just point out a major flaw. Spare Batteries are hard to find and I called Panasonic UK for a price. I was shocked to learn £88. This is just pure greed as they know only they currently do it.
  • Pros: Very Easy to Use
  • Cons: Price of Panasonic spare battery=£88
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Overall 4
4.0

Kein HD sondern gutes Standart Defenition (SD)

Panikplunder, Amazon
16 January 2008
  • Summary: Wir haben uns den Camcorder für gute Aufnahmen in HD zugelegt. Zu unsere Grundausstattung zählt ein Sharp Full HD 47" TV Gerät, und als Multimedia Center (im Wohnzimmer ans TV angeschlossen) ein PC mit Intel Core 2 E6750 mit einer NVIDIA 8800 GT angeschlossen über HDMI.
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