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Panasonic HDC-SX5
4.6 out of 10

Panasonic HDC-SX5

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Review: Panasonic HDC-SX5

17 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Yes, yes yes, we know…another Panasonic in our round-up. But wefelt that if the HDC-SD9 is a role model for how to build a greattapeless camera, then the HDC-SX5 is a prime example of how not to build one.
  • Pros: Comfy ergonomics. Good video quality.
  • Cons: Expensive and bulky. Not meant for novice shooters.
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Overall 8

Panasonic HDC-SX5 Review

23 June 2008
  • Conclusion: I don’t care how Panasonic achieves its 1920 x 1080i spec using three 520K pixel CCDs—the results were top notch. Besides the excellent high-def footage, the HDC-SX5 has a lot of pluses—quick focusing, OIS, an intuitive menu system and lots more.
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Overall 8
Value for money 6
Features 8
Reliability 10
Looks 4
Usability 8

Panasonic HDC-SX5

22 July 2009
  • Conclusion: Disc camcorders are having a hard time fighting against the convenience (and low prices) of memory card and hard drive camcorders, but the SX5 is a good balance between them. It’s great to be able to lend your home movies to friends and family without getting a computer involved – although remember...
  • Pros: The SX5 comes with a choice of recording formats: SDHC memory cards or DVD discs. And if you thought DVD was an outdated format, think again. The Panasonic’s discs can capture Full HD (1080) video and will play back instantly in most Blu-ray machines. The SX5 has a decent 10x zoom lens with excel...
  • Cons: Squeezing two formats into one recorder means the SX5 is no size zero model – it weighs a wrist-aching 540g and looks a bit plasticky and geeky. The three-CCD sensor system gives stunning colour reproduction (especially skin tones) but there’s a touch less detail on offer here than from the Canon...
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Overall 8

Panasonic HDC-SX5 review

TechRadar UK
18 October 2007
  • Summary: Full HD recording with more versatility than ever before
  • Pros: Stunning image quality Good range of features Good value for beginners and upgraders alike
  • Cons: Controls take time to get used to Can suffer from wind noise
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
10 May 2007
  • Conclusion: Despite being soundly beaten with the ugly stick, this is a quality piece of hardware capable of capturing beautiful high-def video. If you can get past the bulky design, you won't be disappointed.
  • Pros: Unsurpassed high-def visuals, two recording formats in one, plenty of modes and features
  • Cons: Bulky and unattractive design, poorly designed directional stick
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Overall 7

Panasonic HDC-SX5

2 August 2010
  • Conclusion: Niedroga, lecz udana kamera wyposażona w sensor typu 3CCD, składający się z 3 matryc o rozdzielczości 0,56 MP każda. Dzięki niewielkiemu przesunięciu matryc względem siebie możliwa jest rejestracja obrazu o rozdzielczości niewiele ponad 2 miliony pikseli, co pozwala na nagrywanie filmów o "pełnej"...
  • Pros: Dobra jakość obrazu, Sprawna stabilizacja optyczna
  • Cons: Zapis z przeplotem
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Expert Review

29 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Panasonic HDC SX5 è una camcorder HD che registra i video con risoluzione Full HD (1.920 x 1.080 pixel) e nel formato di alta qualità AVCHD. Dotata dell'originale sistema Panasonic a 3CCD, di derivazione professionale, e dello stabilizzatore d'immagine Advanced O.I.S.
  • Pros: Risoluzione Full HD, Stabilizzatore d
  • Cons: Prezzo
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