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: I recently downgraded from a DVX to this camera due to certain circumstances and I was worried that this camera wouldnt be able to handle what i needed. However after i bought it, i was surprised. in good light it produces great quality with the convenience of being able to fit in your pocket. I would recommend it to anyone who doesnt have the budget of bigger cameras.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls, Versatile
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.