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Panasonic HDC-SX5
5.2 out of 10

Panasonic HDC-SX5

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Panasonic HDC-SX5

PC Magazine
15 May 2009
Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic HDC-SX5

maximum pc
18 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Here’s the most versatile camcorder of the bunch, letting you record 28 minutes of its best-quality video per 3-inch DVD. If you don’t feel like dealing with discs, you can cram 80 minutes of HD footage on an 8GB SDHC flash memory card instead. If you do record to a DVD, you can pop that disc into a compatible Blu-ray player (our Sony BDP S-300 played the disc perfectly) or play the disc back directly from the camera.
  • Pros: Versitility is key here - records to SDHC and DVD; 3-second preroll recording.
  • Cons: Some contrast issues in very bright or medium light.
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Overall 8
7.5

Panasonic HDC-SX5 Review

Digitaltrends
16 September 2007
  • 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. My only complaint—and it’s a big one—is the battery placement. If more time was spent on ergonomics and design, this one would’ve been an Editor’s Choice. But that clunky battery knocks it down several notches.
  • Pros: Records full HD to SD cards and DVDs; excellent high-def video
  • Cons: Unbelievably poor battery placement
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Reliability 10
10
Looks 4
4.0
Usability 8
8.0

Panasonic HDC-SX5

PriceRunner
23 October 2008
  • 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 to record in plain old standard DVD if they don’t have a Blu-ray player. A solid choice, albeit a slightly pricey one.
  • 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 And if you thought DVD was an outdated format, think again.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 excellent image stabilisation and a bright, colourful 2.7-inch screen.
  • 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 HG10 or Sony HDR-SR10 .
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Overall 8
8.0

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 7
6.6

Panasonic HDC-SX5

pcworld.pl
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" jakości HD (1920x1080 pikseli). Jak w większości obecnych na rynku konsumenckich modeli kamer Full HD zastosowano metodę rejestracji naprzemianliniowej (tzw.
  • Pros: Dobra jakość obrazu, Sprawna stabilizacja optyczna
  • Cons: Zapis z przeplotem
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Expert Review

Tecnozoom
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. (Optical Image Stabilizer), questa videocamera registra filmati di qualità sbalorditiva, perfetti per la riproduzione su televisori widescreen ad alta definizione: le immagini hanno infatti colori vividi e...
  • Pros: Risoluzione Full HD, Stabilizzatore d
  • Cons: Prezzo
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