Panasonic HDC-SD9 reviews: Memory card storage Full HD camcorder

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+ This camcorder scores high on battery life. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 102 reviews.
Panasonic HDC-SD9: Horizontally held, 10x optical zoom camcorder using SDHC card. See full product description

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Paul, Wolverhampton

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Weight and size is unbelievable.
Bad points:
Picture quality is terrible when indoors, which is where most of my use of the camera is. Outside it's acceptable, barely, but inside unless you were to have stadium lights in your front room the picture is terrible.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Nov 2008

Brian, Edinburgh purchased for Son

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
qualty is excellent, shown on an HD TV present for my 16 year old son, he is over the moon
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Nov 2008

Richard, Poole Bargin hynter

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Light easy to use, cheap
Bad points:
Has a really fiddely mouse for menu navigation, that's so tiny, only a child could use it with no problems
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Dec 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Uable to down load pictures and view on pc
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Dec 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
good image in daylight
Bad points:
not so good at night
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Nov 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent image outdoors using daylight, small and very light. Great value for money.
Bad points:
Picture quality not so sharp at night.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Nov 2008

Confirmed purchaser family woman

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
small and good images
Bad points:
none that i have found so far but not sure if images will load via windows vista?
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Nov 2008

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Product Features

Resolution quality Full HD
Resolution (Pixels) 1920x1080
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 10
Media format Memory card
Connections USB
Type of memory card SDHC
Type of memory card SD
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 700
Type of image stabiliser Optical
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/8000
Weight (g) 275
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 2.8
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2008-02-28

Also known as: HDC-SD9, PANASONIC HDCSD9D, Panasonic HDCSD9EB-S, Panasonic HDC SD9

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Manufacturer's Description

As Seen on TV! Pick up the small and light 3CCD full-HD camcorder – and enjoy a world of beauty

Worldwide, there is a strong and growing trend toward large-screen, high-image-quality televisions and high-definition (HD) broadcasting. In line with this, manufacturers are transitioning to HD quality in all other types of video equipment too. Panasonic, consistent with its long-time position as a leader in the video field, is now introducing two advanced full-HD 3CCD camcorders, the HDC-SD9 and HDC-HS9.

The HDC-SD9 offers full-HD 1920 × 1080 progressive recording (25 frames per second) to capture images with a richness and beauty simply not possible with previous consumer camcorders. Users can record motion images with the kind of film-like quality enjoyed in movies at the cinema. The 17-Mbps bit rate of the HDC-SD9 gives superb image quality and motion response, while the high compression ratio enables one full hour of recording onto a 4-GB SD Memory Card (in HX mode) at full-HD resolution.

It also has new features such as Face Detection and the Intelligent Shooting Guide, which make it easier to capture mistake-free shots. It also offers Panasonic’s original 3CCD camera system, Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), and a Leica Dicomar lens – three technologies that team up to deliver full-HD images of exquisite beauty. Viewed on today’s high-quality large-screen TVs, video clips shot with the HDC-SD9 are simply breathtaking.

The SD9 records on both SD and SDHC Memory Cards. The SD9 debuted as the world’s smallest and lightest* 3CCD full-HD camcorder (*For 3CCD camcorders capable of high-definition recording, as of 6 January 2008). Because SD Memory Cards require no transport mechanism, the SD9 is highly resistant to external impact. This combines with its small size and weight to achieve unmatched mobility.

The SD9 also features an outstanding 5.1-channel sound system with five microphones. When you listen to recordings made with the HS9 on a good surround sound audio system, you feel as if you’re right in the scene. This adds to the awesome entertainment that comes with viewing HD images on a large-screen HDTV. Users can enjoy producing and viewing their own videos with a film-like richness and levels of picture and sound quality that have simply never been attainable until now. *Black Model – HDC-SD9EB-K, Silver Model – HDC-SD9EB-S


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