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Panasonic-sdr-h40.1031095
5.2 out of 10

Panasonic SDR-H40

Panasonic SDR-H40 Panasonic SDR-H40 weighs 0.75 lbs and meas Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic SDR-H40

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Overall 5
5.0

"Excellent camera, can't work the software."

Douglas Adams, CNET
17 March 2010
  • Pros: Easy to use, to take films, etc.
  • Cons: Having managed to copy my video-clips to my (Windows XP) Computer, I have totally failed to find a way of then copying them (burning?) onto DVD's, and believe me, I've tried.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's OK for amateurs but not for the people thinking about buying an HD camcorder

jimmy tay "dragon", Amazon
25 October 2008
  • Summary: I bought this unit 3 days ago. To be fair, it is a great unit for the money at $249. I would let my teenage kids use this for their projects. The quality of the video is comparable to standard digital tape camcorders. Anyone craving for higher resolution camcorders should buy the HD ones. This unit claims to capture videos in mpeg-2 format but the extension of the files are in .mod (instead of mpg) which is also used by JVC camcorders.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Good camera, crappy software"

prakasheas, CNET
3 June 2008
  • Pros: Easy to use, intuitive controls and icons, good video quality
  • Cons: Software and set up
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Overall 5
5.0

"Can't view recorded videos w/Windows Media Player"

hdgangster, CNET
24 April 2008
Overall 6
6.0

So far so good

Dan "Dan", Amazon
15 April 2008
  • Summary: Purchased the Panasonic SDR-H40 about a month ago and have been pretty pleased with it so far. Filming indoors is pretty grainy as I would suspect most cameras in this price range will be. Turning all lights on and up when filming indoors helps though. Sound is OK, but good for basic use. I'm running it on a MSFT XP system and the software that comes with it - to pull the video files off the camera in a viewable format is clunky at best.
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Overall 6
6.0

So...so...

Radius, Amazon
30 March 2008
  • Summary: My previous camcorders, VHS and 8 mm format, created crisper images than this one. That was very disappointing. Recording in poorly lit rooms produced poor images. There is no light source in this unit. Joystick operation is tricky, if your thumb is slightly larger. There are so many limitations, and "operations not guaranteed" warnings listed through out the manual, making you to wonder what good this camera is.
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Overall 5
5.0

"satisfaction.."

supernutcracker, CNET
3 March 2008
  • Pros: light..cheap..affordable
  • Cons: design is not very nice..for me it looks like a small box..haha
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Overall 6
6.0

Good enough

W. Freeman "WF", Amazon
10 November 2010
  • Summary: We thought we needed a digital camcorder, but have ended up using our digital camera to take videos as the quality is far better, and you also only need one appliance. Stioll, is good value for money, and can take still pics.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

level500, Yandex
9 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Камера для начинающих.
  • Pros: 1) Большой объём памяти 2) Оптический зум 3) Ручная настройка 4) Стабилизатор 5) Отличная запись звука
  • Cons: 1) Шумы при съемке в помещение с искусственным освещением 2) Качество записи 3)Не продумано ЗУ
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Sector210977, Yandex
16 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Я им пользуюсь только в путешествиях – работает долго, забить винт нереально, хорош для съемки пейзажей, но в обычной жизни нет преимуществ в сравнении с фотиком пишущим видео.
  • Pros: 1. 40 кратное увеличение со стабилизатором 2. Хорошо снимает без яркого солнца 3. Аккумулятор работает больше часа 4. Запись аудио супер – при правильных настройках (улица и помещение отдельно настраивать нужно) 5. За год записи винт не заполнял ни разу
  • Cons: 1. При ярком солнце цветопередача убогая – цвета нереальны, ядовиты и гуляют как хотят, что то недоработано 2. Скидывать на комп можно только через спец программу 3. ПО неудобно и тупо 4. Слабый фотик – всего 640х480 5. Влагонезащищен
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