Summary: I purchased this unit to record events & things I own. It is extremely easy to use & so lightweight. It takes great pictures stills & videos. I wish it had a video light as well as the still flash. The sound is great, but the video is a little grainy in dim light. It uploads video & still to your computer easily but cannot be used as a webcam & I wish it could be. The remote is the best way to use the camera on playback.
Tremendous quality captures (still and video), great dollar value.
14 January 2012
Summary: Great camera. Full featured and very portable. Owned one, broke it and had to get another in spite of picking up a DSLR in between. Absolutely A+. 5 channel mic array, full HD resolution, records straight to an SD card. Only downside is the proprietary software which is not so intuitive or "fresh" looking.
Summary: This is my second Panasonic HDC-SD9, and I absolutely love them. I've never seen such a reasonably priced camcorder so small and lightweight take such amazing quality video with superior sound. I use the camcorder at least daily for YouTube videos, and the battery life is superb thanks to the memory card storage. I would most certainly recommend this camcorder to anyone!
Summary: This camera is essentially to replace most of my old non-3ccd gear I was using for doing webisodes. I havent began editing the footage but the raw stuff looks very promising. Its a very small chip 3CCD but the color quality is very nice. I will say if youre using this for production learn lighting and use it heavily as the camera has bad low light capabilities and has heavy ghosting in low light.
Summary: I love this camera. The price i got was great. The only thing i don't like is that you have to take the battery out to connect it to the computer. I didn't realize exactly how small this camera was until i recieved it. Yes, it is full HD!
Summary: Comments about Panasonic Palmcorder HDC-SD9 High Definition Digital Camcor: My only beef is that it's so tiny it might be easy to lose. Maybe I'm just used to more size for video cameras. It fits nicely in the pocket of cargo pants. It takes amazing video for a home camera.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
Summary: I bought the Panasonic HDC-SD9 primarily for it's size and brand quality. The Leica lens was a name I've known for over 5 decades as a high quality optics producer. I was looking for a video camera that could be carried easily, used easily and with high quality results and this camera does just that. The operation of the camera is easy to understand, it's extremely light-weight, the battery life seems adequate as does the 8MG SD card memory.
Summary: I 've read a lot of reviews before purchasing this camcorder. Excellent video in sun light, even overall it 's a little bit yellowish to my taste. Amazon is best price, and they refund me the difference when the price went lower in within 30 days after purchase.
Low light is OK. and I found it better than the JVC HD camcorder that my brother has. Extremely low light is not acceptable.
I do not have time to test the 5.1 audio on my NAD receiver.