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Panasonic HDC-SD5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the memory. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

battery, durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and price are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

durability, viewfinder

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD5 High Definiton SD Card Camcorder - BlackPanasonic HDC-SD5 High Definiton SD Card Camcorder - Black

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas the viewfinder and durability get critical opinions.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

durability, viewfinder

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilization w/DVD BurnerPanasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilization w/DVD Burner

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:1 / 5
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver
LED indicators: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.5cm
Height:6.7cm
Weight:340g
Width:6.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:300000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash

Built-in Flash:Y / Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HDC-SD5EG-K/HDC-SD5EG-S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.56 / 2.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:25 / 700
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42.9 - 429
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 30
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:520Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:560Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Audio recording formats:AC3
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:AC, DC, AV, PC
Flash:0.01-0.025mm / Y
Flash memory:2048
I/O ports:A/V
Interface:USB
Lens focal range:F1.8- 2.8
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):6.7
Power requirements:7.2/9.3V DC / 7.2V
Recording speed:13 Mbps
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- HD Writer 2.0E / HD Writer 2.5E

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000 / 1/8000 - 1/30

Still image

Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder tape type:HDV / Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.5 / 6.7
Height :13.5 / 6.7
Weight:340
Width:6.5

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes