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5.8 out of 10

Panasonic HDC-SD5

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Battery life is amazing!

fc_shop, Ebay
12 February 2012
  • Summary: I just got this solid beauty. The only thing I can stress about is not able to see the recording formats (ex. 24p, 60p etc.) So far, i can see this piece being a great unit for b-rolls, documentaries.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Low Cost High Value Set to Auto function, small is good for small hand

lanukip, Ebay
7 December 2011
  • Summary: Good video with very little motion blur when panning, i dont care about sound so its "OK" but it does have wind cut. It is very small, maybe a little too small so its finicky in my hand to try and find a confortable grip, my previous was a sony hd camcorder and i am tall, so this may not have been a good fit anyway.
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Overall 8
8.0

Crisp clear outdoor shooting

Reviewing in N.H., Amazon
2 February 2010
  • Summary: I've had this product for more than a year now and so far I love how crisp the pictures are with natural lights around. Outdoor is superb indoor is good. If there's a natural light from a window it'll have a great result, but the noise level is noticeable with low lightings. I love the settings that they have with intellipix and intelligent contrast and backlight compensation and a few others, it certainly helps with the low lighting situation.
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Overall 8
8.0

HanyCam

Mike, Amazon
12 February 2009
  • Summary: Works great but in low light conditions the video isn't that great. Well lit and sunny areas the HandyCam captures great HD video.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camcorder as part of an overall system!

MW, Amazon
21 August 2008
  • Summary: Up until this camcorder I was recording off of the HDV format. With the emergence of Blue-Ray as the winner of the HD war, I decided to switch. After much research, I bought this model refurbished from Amazon Warehouse Deals. The first one arrived without a battery, so I returned it. The second one arrived in great condition (except for a tattered box) with all parts accounted for.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic HDC-SD5 Camcorder w

MW264, Rate it all!
21 August 2008
  • Summary: Up until this camcorder I was recording off of the HDV format. With the emergence of Blue-Ray as the winner of the HD war, I decided to switch. After much research, I bought this model refurbished from Amazon Warehouse Deals. The first one arrived without a battery, so I returned it. The second one arrived in great condition (except for a tattered box) with all parts accounted for.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic HDC-SD5 camera

subzeroblu, REVIEW STREAM
11 August 2008
  • Excerpt: This high definition camera , the Panasonic HDC-SD5 HD is very similar to other HD models. It is in the classic tube shape (not much innovation there) with a 2.5″ LCD display. The menu isn’t too hard to use, and the camera itself is pretty user friendly, contrarily to other models. I found that the camera , with the battery, seems to weigh somewhat moe when compared to other similar models.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic HDC-SD5 Camcorder w

T.Fisher, Rate it all!
9 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought this camera after much research. My previous camera was a Sony. I needed a camera that was compatible with Apple. It has mostly worked well. However, some video has not and I've had to rely on PC in order to download my video. I find Panasonic's customer support to be a bit lacking. I also had a hard time finding another battery to purchase. Every site that carried them was out of stock. Thankfully one was sufficient.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good quality, Apple connection lacking

T. Fisher, Amazon
8 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought this camera after much research. My previous camera was a Sony. I needed a camera that was compatible with Apple. It has mostly worked well. However, some video has not and I've had to rely on PC in order to download my video. I find Panasonic's customer support to be a bit lacking. I also had a hard time finding another battery to purchase. Every site that carried them was out of stock. Thankfully one was sufficient.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice, but difficult to find acessories in the US

R. Oliveira, Amazon
29 February 2008
  • Summary: Incredible image resolution, very light, also very small. Miss a viewfinder. Very difficult to find acessories in the US . . . had to order battery adapter cable ( to use a bigger battery ) from Japan.
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