Conclusion: Even more, it has a fantastic video performance, especially so when you combine that with its price tag. True, it doesn’t exude charisma in the looks and design department but it’s well put together and does what it says on the tin – and does it pretty darn well.
Summary: Its average photo quality is a shame, but the Panasonic HDC-SD60 still comes highly recommended -- few entry-level camcorders have impressed us so much in terms of both features and video performance.
Pros: Compact design, 25x optical zoom and 35x 'intelligent zoom', Effective optical image stabiliser, Excellent video picture quality
Cons: Weak photo performance, No HDMI cable included
Summary: Panasonic has decided to give pocket-sized camcorders a hard time. Its HDC-SD60 keeps things small and simple but adds a sackful of features that its more dinky competitors from Kodak, Flip and Sanyo don’t always include. The HDC-SD60 is part of a trio of mid-range camcorders from Panasonic, which includes the HS60 (120GB HDD + SD card recording) and TM60 (16GB memory + SD card recording).