Panasonic HDC-SX5 reviews: DVD storage Full HD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 3 reviews.
Panasonic HDC-SX5: Horizontally held, 10x optical zoom camcorder using SDHC card. See full product description

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Tony, Hexham keen amateur videographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
superb picture quality ; ease of use
Bad points:
battery life when recording to disc , poor disc capacity on HDef.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Sep 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
HD capable 10x Zoom combined with ND. Stabilisation
Bad points:
Performance at low light. DVD capacity
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Sep 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture quality
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Oct 2007

This Panasonic HDC-SX5 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Resolution quality Full HD
Resolution (Pixels) 1920x1080
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 10
Media format DVD
Connections USB
Type of memory card SDHC
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) 450
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 2.8
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 42.9
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 429
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2007-09-25

Also known as: PANASONIC HDC-SX5EB, Panasonic HDC SX5

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Manufacturer's Description

Full HD 1920 × 1080


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