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7.5 out of 10

Panasonic HDC-SD80

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Overall 10
10

Decent & Economical Camera

D. Lester, Amazon
12 July 2014
  • Summary: Length:: 1:25 Mins We have been very happy with this camera. We bought it with a tripod for the explicit purpose of making videos of our son playing the piano. Other cameras we have tried in the past did well on the video, but their built-in microphones were overwhelmed by the power audio of the piano. Such has not been the case with this unit. If I don't mess it up I will attach one of the videos to this review.
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Overall 10
10

this was a special gift.

kmoore, Amazon
17 December 2013
  • Summary: This was a gift. They loved it and have used it often videoing their family and friends on many occasions.
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Overall 8
8.0

Generally very good

squeasel, Amazon
14 April 2013
  • Summary: We have used this camcorder for a small art project but mostly for recording sporting events. It is light weight, easy to carry and hold. Sometimes we use a tripod, though, making the record button awkward to use. Occasionally the auto-focus goes a bit crazy. This seems to happen when there is glare or great light contrast in the shot. Also, at time, the color between shots is inconsistent. However, it was very reasonably priced and for our uses has been a good value.
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Overall 10
10

A decent camera

L. M. "Leslie Miller", Amazon
31 December 2012
  • Summary: This camera was a perfect fit for my 15 year old son and what teenagers use it for. Thanks for your product and prompt shipping.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great at first, but unreliable and terrible warranty support

Matthew Long & Agnès Peillet, Amazon
25 August 2012
  • Summary: We purchased this camcorder at Christmas present looking forward to planned summer trips to California and Kenya. It sat in the box (we have other cameras) until July and then came for the big trip. It started out great, handy and small with a powerful zoom, and also took surprisingly good still shots.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing

WiiFan, Amazon
12 August 2012
  • Summary: This is the first digital camcorder I have owned and I just bought a new one and am getting this ready for the trash. My vacation videos were ruined as I was "panning too fast" apparently and most of the video I shot was not saved. Ok, maybe I'm retarded and filming a bird diving into the ocean is an impossible shot. I've used this to film my cats and the video is always terrible quality, much lower than I would expect.
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Overall 8
8.0

Small, simple to use

Edward M. Reilly, Amazon
17 July 2012
  • Summary: After reading many reviews, I chose the Panasonic HDC-SD80K based on size and ease of use. I found the reviews to be very accurate and I'm pleased with my purchase. I use the camera to record students in a presentation skills class, and often travel to the class locations. So size and portability are important. Also, each student receives a copy of their class videos so it was important that I can quickly swap the SD cards without a delay while the card is recognized.
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Overall 2
2.0

total disappointment!

Jerry, Amazon
11 July 2012
  • Summary: I bought this camcorder for my vacation in China but it came out to be a total disappointment. After a few uses, the sound became distorted and then turned into total noise after a few more seconds. The picture is OK though. Therefore I could only use it as a camera. Unfortunately I can not return the product bacause I was in China. When I came back to Massachusetts, it turned out that I have passed the time window for return.
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Overall 10
10

Love it, Love the simple Perfect!!

Gavin Leon, Amazon
2 July 2012
  • Summary: I received this camcorder couple of weeks ago and used it during my vacation to San Francisco. I have to say I love it so much!! When I was tring to buy one camcorder, I was looking for a small, compact, easy to use camcorder primarily for family events. This fits my requirements perfectly. It was easy to understand the user's manual. It fits in my SLR camera bag nicely so I don't need an extra carry case.It fits my small hands well and I am glad.
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Overall 2
2.0

Darn...

Teresa Kasch, Amazon
28 June 2012
  • Summary: We received this camera just in time for our daughter's graduation and then within a week it was broken and off to repair. The product itself feels a bit "plastic-y" and not so solid. Very disappointing.
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