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5.4 out of 10

Panasonic SDR-H40

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Value for money 2
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Ease of use 2
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How Important Is It That It Works?

Overstock
12 November 2009
  • Summary: I work in IT & have for many years. Very into video editing am daunted neither by software nor hardware issues. I read many reviews and since I'm an advanced user I figured it was merely difficult for lay people. I normally resolve what I need to figure out or know someone who can.I'VE HAD THIS CAMERA LESS THAN A MONTH AND IT HAS ALREADY BROKEN DOWN. IF YOU DO RISK IT PURCHASE A PROTECTION PLAN BECAUSE YOU WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THIS PRODUCT!
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Value for money 2
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Features 2
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Ease of use 2
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Picture quality 2
2.0

How Important Is It That It Works?

Overstock
12 November 2009
  • Summary: I work in IT & have for many years. Very into video editing am daunted neither by software nor hardware issues. I read many reviews and since I'm an advanced user I figured it was merely difficult for lay people. I normally resolve what I need to figure out or know someone who can.I'VE HAD THIS CAMERA LESS THAN A MONTH AND IT HAS ALREADY BROKEN DOWN. IF YOU DO RISK IT PURCHASE A PROTECTION PLAN BECAUSE YOU WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THIS PRODUCT!
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Panasonic SDR-H40 40GB Hard Drive

student9082, Rate it all!
8 September 2008
  • Summary: If you own a mac DO NOT get this. If I had known that this company was still in the dark ages and was not pc and mac compatible I would not of bought this. As for the the camera in its own use it is a 3 given that is fairly easy to use but if you are looking to do more professional work I would not buy this, but even if you get an okay video of your child's soccer game it can't go onto your mac.
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useless software

Patrick Bardill, Amazon
15 April 2008
  • Summary: We got the camera and tested it out by playing it directly to TV and then in Windows Media Player. So far so good. Then we tried using the software to edit video. Software wouldn't start - a runtime error occurred every time (our computer more than meets the minimum requirements). Tried uninstalling and reinstalling software, still the same error. Tried to go to the Panasonic website to find support for the software, but there is NONE.
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NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MACS or some PCs

Rescue America, Amazon
12 April 2008
  • Summary: It claims to be compatible with a Macintosh. HOWEVER the enclosed software states that it does NOT work with a Mac. When I called Panasonic support, I was told it IS compatible with a mac, but, by the way, they said, only for still photos. In fact, when I tried to transfer movies from the hard drive on the camera to my mac, my Nikon picture project software opened automatically and brought the movies across as still photos.
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Don't Bother

I. Pearson "Mr P", Amazon
7 September 2008
  • Summary: I had to make a choice between the Sony SR55, Sony SR35 and the Panasonic SDR H40. So I went for the Panasonic as it was cheaper. OMG what a load of rubbish that was. The image quality is awful. Anything other than perfect lighting conditions and it is of no use. Too sunny and it struggles. In low light it struggles and when I say low light I mean anything indoors. It is juddery, pixellated and you get a trace on objects as you pan.
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User Review

Yandex
11 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Это моя первая камера, Panasonic немного хромает а то падает своим качеством в некоторых продуктах.
  • Pros: Болшое увеличение
  • Cons: Отвратительное качество записи видео.
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User Review

machnevsergey, Yandex
17 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Завышеная цена, отсутствие качественной записи
  • Pros: Только картридэр
  • Cons: Отвратительное качество записи, капризная камера к освящению, хорошо снимает только в ясную погоду, настройки качество не повышают, родная прога для монтажа видео оказалась не приступной( без стакана не разберёшь)
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User Review

shkerin, Yandex
8 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Качество по умолчанию стоит "SP", типа "нормальное качество" - 18 часов можно впихнуть в 40Г, но внутри помещения глубины цвета не обнаружено вообще!При дневном освещении (на улице) нарушена цветопередача кожного покрова - сдвинут в сторону зеленого.Есть фича улучшающая цветопередачу телесных оттенков, но эффект незначительный.В общем разочарование полное!
  • Pros: не знаю... возможно есть, мной не обнаружены.
  • Cons: УЖАСНОЕ КАЧЕСТВО КАРТИНКИ!
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User Review

komolov.e, Yandex
9 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Камеру купил в сентябре 2008. через месяц появился шум на звуке при работе зума. В марте 2009 сломалась (LSYK2330 OPERATION SHEET) запчасти везли 3 месяца (20.03.09.-02.07.09.) С 16.11.09.по 12.12.09.то-же самое(LSYK2330, LSXN0053). Хорошо что гарантию увеличили до 2-х лет, а то получилось бы, что выкинул 600 баксов.
  • Pros: Удобна в управлении, хороший аккумулятор (быстро заряжается, долго пишет)
  • Cons: Шнур питания от сети, ерунда какая-то, шнур USB под крышечкой не удобен, программное обеспечение можно сразу выкинуть.
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