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7.9 out of 10

Panasonic HDC-SD800

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Overall 8
8.0

and has worked fine for several years (more than I can say about ...

The Juice, Amazon
8 September 2014
  • Summary: Don't use it that much or at an advanced level, but it is light and compact, and has worked fine for several years (more than I can say about past camcoders!
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Overall 2
2.0

broke in a few month

lehehe, Amazon
1 June 2012
  • Summary: only after a few month gentle usage, it can not focus at all, and also keep giving me error message and force the unit to shut down, very disappointing. Sent the unit back to Panasonic, they said parts are covered but labor not. So I have no choice to pay $110 to fix it. Will not buy this brand.
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Overall 10
10

Simply Awesome Camcorder

wl "wlok", Amazon
24 April 2012
  • Summary: First, let me say I record video clips of only family and friends, like parties, weddings, candid moments, nothing extravagant. I previously used my digital cameras but over the years realize the noise and pixelation, especially when played on large TVs simply looked awful. Even with some of the better consumer grade cameras like panasonic lx3, lx5, gf2, the videos just didn't look good.
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Overall 8
8.0

A great camera, but how much does it weigh?

E.D.S "budget consumer", Amazon
17 April 2012
  • Summary: I've had this camera for a while now (mostly used for family events), but will start shooting web videos with it in a few weeks. It is worth noting if you are looking to buy a stedicam for it (like the flycam) pay no attention to the Panasonic website or literature that pegs the camera's weight at a paltry 1 lb. According to my scale -- the camera weighs at least 13 lbs. With battery we're talking 12 - 15 lbs. CNET's review seems to agree with my scale.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camera

Aggie13, Amazon
4 April 2012
  • Summary: Good camera. The files that it stores are in .mkv, so if you plan on using it for shooting movies, you will need to get a convertor software of some kind.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Almost Pro Camera!

RayPowell, CNET
19 January 2012
  • Summary: I had been waiting a long time to find a camera with high visual fidelity without all of the consumer oriented junk that comes with most home cameras, and this is it. I will go from the most annoying problems/features, and move up from there.
  • Pros: + 3 CMOS sensors an excellent job at color accuracy, + Exposure controls are easy to adjust, + Zoom works great, + 30 FPS makes motion look very good, + Motion stabilization is astounding! The hybrid stabilization is wonderful, + Wind filter works great
  • Cons: - Lack of accurate auto color balance, - Poor auto exposure
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Camcorder !!!

J J V, Amazon
7 January 2012
  • Summary: Best camcorder for the price... Great quality... will recommend !! Camcorder is not too complex to use either ... Sound and picture great !!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great picture, bad battery

T337, Amazon
29 December 2011
  • Summary: We have had the camera for a week now. The images and video are excellent. The battery life is terrible.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Camera, great HD

J. Carbello, Amazon
13 December 2011
  • Summary: I like that it has no hard drive and does 60fps 1080p. The video quality of this camera is just incredible. I love the HD this camera records and I am picky. Glad I went HD to record those moments forever and watch them in their glory on my 64" Sony HDTV. Photos in good light look great, but low lighting produces purple tone to image and is a bit blurry, but hey I bought it for its video not photos. Image stabilization works great, best I have had on a Camera.
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Overall 4
4.0

There is only one memory

zhaoxa, Amazon
7 December 2011
  • Summary: I bought the item because I was interested in 3 MOS technology and twin memory. But when I received it, I can't find twin-memory. There is only one memory in the Camcorder. I asked amazon and they delivered me another one. The new one was same as the old one. I emailed amazon and asked why. They told me they were just the retailer and asked me to contact with Panasonic. There is no answer from Panasonic.
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