Summary: Setting it up is extra important for successful recordings, as the features are extensive it is important to RTM. I use a name brand 8gb SDHC class 6 card, I can get several hours of video on it, I do recommend a 16gb class 6 to allow 4hrs + of shooting The battery lasts about 4 hrs +/- as well.
Pros: No tape or HDD's to go bad or get damaged with shock, small, very lightweight, travels well in a backpack, comfortable in your hand. It takes very nice high quality movies in HD and regular formats.. iMovie imports movies from it easily. Novice users can take great movies with little or no traini...
Cons: Doesn't pan well, you must pan slowly to allow the camera to fully focus. The manual says it works with class 4 cards but I found video replay tended to be choppy. Limited HD options for mac's. The microphone is really sensitive in wind. but... there is a setting that compensates for that (once a...
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 really enjoy this camera, its replacing a dvd camcorder that I always had trouble with and im quite happy with the purchase. With the proper light and settings, the 1080i HD picture is amazing. Its great for families to be able to see your children in high-def.
Pros: Superb light shooting, fits comfortably even in a big guy like mes hand, lots of extras like low light, face recognition so you can get the best video.
Cons: The joystick on the side is a bit tempermental and small, shooting in low light without the low light filter on produces noise and the quality seems to dip quite a bit.
Pros: I bought this for its size and the improved image quality over NTSC based formats. I have used it extensively in a small soft lens case as a holster on back pack straps in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and recently on a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. The images have been acceptably stabl...
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.
Summary: It records audio natively to 5.1, which is useful if you're creating DVDs with AC3 5.1 sound. A limitation of the technology (the FAT32 file format) means that your files are broken up into 4GB chunks for long recording sessions. Every time this happens you loose about 10 frames effectively.
Pros: Tapeless! Can record several hours with the right memory card on the highest quality setting. Easy and quick memory card swapping.
Cons: A little too small. Power hog. Expensive batteries for long recording sessions are required along with a separate attachment for those batteries. No generic 32 GB Class 6 cards outside of the expensive Panasonic ones at the time of this writing.
Summary: I love this camcorder, I bought one in May of 2008 to document an international vacation. Low light performance leaves a bit to be desired, but the quality is workable. I did some test shoots with dual 600W Soft Box Halogens @ 3900K color, and the quality was outstanding.
Pros: HD Quality Video, Size, Weight.
Cons: AVCHD Standard Files, Light weight can cause shaky footage even with Image Stabilizer enabled, 1 Hour Battery Life, No internal storage, Must connect to mains power to connect to PC via USB (best to use an external card reader for the SDHC card), No external microphone input.
Summary: Well I bought this camera back in March, but was forced to use the crummy software that came with it on my Vaio. As of today, with version 7.1.2 of iMovie, video produced by this camera imports just pretty quickly.
Summary: I bought this camera for a specific purpose: Music. I go to a number of shows frequently and I'm in the process of building my own guitar instructional website. For these purposes, I wanted a camera with the following in mind: 1 - HD 2 - Record to Flash Media With keeping a low budget in mind, I...
Summary: I finally 'justified' replacing my 8 year old camera with this one. I am totally satisfied, if not surprised, by this product. Panasonic has really done a great job in the design and feature/functionality with this camera. I absolutely love it - from the size, to the weight, to the picture quality!.