Summary: However, some high-contrast shots proved a challenge for the SX5, blowing out the whites while keeping the darkest objects in the frame hidden in obscurity. In medium-intensity lighting, such as indoors on a cloudy day, some mottling was visible in darker areas. These weaknesses aside, the overall quality of the SX5’s video was outstanding.
Pros: Versitility is key here - records to SDHC and DVD; 3-second preroll recording.
Cons: Some contrast issues in very bright or medium light.
Excerpt: They may only be small numbers now because they cost so much but high-def camcorders are definitely the future of home video. Panasonic is helping out by lowering the cost of entry to below $1,000–$899 USD to be exact for the new HDC-SX5 that’s due any week now. And it’s a rather unique AVCHD camcorder since it records at a full 1920 x 1080i—the upper limit of the format—compared to the usual 1440 x 1080i of models we’ve review before such as the Sony HDR-CX7 and...
Pros: Records full HD to SD cards and DVDs; excellent high-def video
Summary: 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
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 And if you thought DVD was an outdated format, think again.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 .
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
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...