Great Cam from the Reviews / Bad Camera Received by Amazon Warehouse Deal... Bummed
Amerit "USLivingInPeace", Amazon
16 May 2012
Summary: Original Review follows; then see Update below. My first Amazon Warehouse Deal experience a bummer. Great camera reviews, probably great camera except item shipped a disaster. The camera I received (emphasis that) takes a decent photo and makes a usable recording. If only after some difficulties. Box arrived by Fedex from Amazon - I had to drive to pick it up. It arrived with something ratting loose inside. Box outside looked okay, inside a calamity.
Summary: While all of the other features are accurate, there are TWO things you must be aware of. First, the camera you are buying is NOT full HD 1080P, it is the lesser quality 1080i and, second, there is NO BUILT-IN MEMORY..16GB or otherwise so you must buy a Class 6-Class 10 Memory Card to use it. Luckily I ordered one in advance thinking I was ADDING to the memory but such was not the case.
Summary: Received in great condition in about a week. Charged camera and didn't need a manual to easily work the recording at all, basic design, easy to use. I recommend this if you are looking for a budget camcorder with flash memory that is small and light. Lacking features on LCD display, but this is good for easy use if you aren't an avid videographer.
Summary: BATTERY LASTs QUITE A LONG TIME FOR A CAMCORDER. Item IS VERY LIGHT, child could use in 30 seconds, no learning curve. You get a dvd to load on your computer if you want to download pictures for viewing on pc which is simple to use and most of all works. Like all camcorders and cameras the weakness is always if facing bright light burned out images due to the sensor and associated microelectronics.
Excerpt: I was gifted Panasonic SD80 by my sister in law, the camcorder is manual control function, somewhat boring, design. I agree on point price wise the SD80 is the best choice. The SD80 is an SD card-based camcorder with a 33.7mm f/1.8-4.0 lens and 42x optical zoom, Pixel count is rated at 1.50 megapixels (1.12-1.30 megapixel effective for video shooting). It's capable of full HD video recording as well as still shooting. The front LED light is rated at 1400 lux.
Pros: Good Performance, Touch - screen LCD & Manual features
Cons: Bit expensive for a budget model, No accessory & No mic input
Summary: We bought this for a camera to use for cooking demos looking down on the hob. Good picture for the price. Be aware that:- * The hdmi input is in dumbest place possible - you have to have the screen open and the cable plugs in, in front of the screen. * There is no auto-power up function - you have to physically press the on button. Does the job, just wish we could have hidden the cable and closed the screen.
Summary: great camera sharp crisp movies and stills even in low light great zoom the camera it self is brilliant.does every thing you need. problems come when you want to make a dvd you are unable to play it on a lot of dvd players even if you copy it with different software and unless you have an up to date tv that can be a problem connecting it to a tv,you would then have to try and plug the camera into the back of a recorder which means getting to the back of the...
Panasonic SD80: colore non sufficientemente soddisfacente
24 December 2014
Summary: Salve ragazzi, ho acquistato questa Panasonic ben 3 anni fa e devo dire che i pro e i contro sono davvero tanti. Partiamo dai "pro": Ottima acquisizione audio, menu intuitivo, zoom ottico impressionante, facile da trasportare, leggera, sportellino rivoltabile e tante opzioni di personalizazzione. Non sono un esperto ma per quanto mi ha mostrato questa camera ho capito che non è adatta per filmare luoghi bui o semi bui..
Pros: tante opzioni, zoom incredibile, comoda
Cons: pecca nell acquisizione dei colori e al buio
Summary: Una delle videocamere che ho tenuto nel corso degli anni è questo modello di Panasonic. Dopo circa due anni e mezzo decisi di rivenderla su ebay ad un buon prezzo e non mi è stato difficile trovare gli acquirenti. Quando l'avevo comprata, la pagai un prezzo molto alto, forse una scelta non saggia, perché poi sempre questo modello era stato ribassato come prezzi, ma comunque avevo la certezza di aver preso uno strumento che mi assicurasse riprese video di gran qualità.