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5.7 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 10
10

Super Camcorder

Michael C nelson, Amazon
14 July 2014
  • Summary: I got several years of superb performance before stepping up to a "prosumer" camcorder. But this was a great entry level camcorder with a lot of advanced features.
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Overall 10
10

Love the camcorder

Martha Montgomery "Martha", Amazon
27 February 2013
  • Summary: I love this camcorder. Also with a 32gb sdhc card gets 334 min of max hd video recording. I love manual controls as well. Focus, audio level, iris, white balance, shutter speed.
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Overall 10
10

great value . A+

jorgero22, Ebay
8 July 2012
  • Summary: 100% satisfaction. excelent condition for the value. Great purchase. I recoment this camcorder compared with others that already have.
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Overall 10
10

Best Camcorder Ive Had!

adrianheart, Ebay
1 December 2010
  • Summary: I really like this HD camcorder because it shoots awesome HD video. Its amazing how the color comes out with the 3CCD sensors. I really reccommend it, its just awesome!
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Overall 10
10

good camcorder

Amazon Customer "TM", Amazon
12 December 2008
  • Summary: Very light camcorder. It was a concern for me about editing avchd: The included software (HD writer) is not very powerful, but it's ok to save your video in HD format. I use video studio pro x2 to edit in AVCHD without any problem with my laptop(window vista, 3GB memory) The quality of the picture is not very good in low light situation.
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Overall 10
10

Very Good Camcorder

Andras Szonyi, Amazon
26 August 2008
  • Summary: I have been waiting for a long time for a camcorder that has no moving parts for recording (spinning DVDs, Hi-8 tape, miniDV, Hard drives, etc). With the arrival of the HDC-SD5, my wait is over. The HDC-SD5 writes all the information on SDHC flash memory cards, which are basically high capacity SD cards. My first impression of this camcorder was WOW! This is small, how can something this small record in High Definition too?
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Overall 10
10

buyer beware

Brandon St Amant, Amazon
26 August 2008
  • Summary: Be careful---depending on who is selling the product, you may or may not get the "included Panasonic 40GB hard drive". The vendor who I received the product from said that Amazon listed the camera with that title even though they never intended to ship the hard drive alongside it---fortunately they were kind enough to give me a partial refund. Look around--the hard drive is on back order at most sites as of now anyways.
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Overall 10
10

Camera Is Great...If You're Ready

Brian Stucki, Amazon
26 August 2008
  • Summary: I had been waiting for my SD5 to ship from Amazon, but I saw the camera at Circuit City in stock and $50 less so I decided to just get it there. The camera feels great in your hands. It is small and light, but even in my large hands it feels stable. I like that the battery is now inside of the camera and not attached to the back. This lets the center of gravity sit right there on your hand. The LCD screen looks good, though a little pixelated in darker rooms.
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Overall 10
10

Just the right combination...

Kent, Amazon
26 August 2008
  • Summary: I was thrilled with how small this camera is. It fits in your hand as if it were a half full 12 oz. can of soda. It's very light, but the fortunately the image stabilization makes it shoot like it was a heavier camera. I ran into an issue with iMovie '07 (part of Apple's iLife '08) that caused the screen to stretch wider, making people look fat. This will likely be resolved soon by Apple, and for now I've taken to using the 1440 X 1080 resolution which imports just fine.
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Overall 10
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Best that's out there right now.

A. Johnston, Amazon
26 August 2008
  • Summary: This is the first camcorder I have bought in a while. My last one was a Canon MiniDV that did progressive frame shooting. I've been researching for months on and off and following the progress of HD camcorders. I personally love this camera, there are only a few, mute things about this camera that I miss. Pros: - It's small and very light weight; almost too light. I *almost* found myself wishing it were a little heavier to make it easier to hold the camera steady.
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