Panasonic SDR-H81 reviews: Hard disk drive storage SD camcorder

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

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8.8 out of 10 based on 24 reviews.
Panasonic SDR-H81: 4x optical zoom camcorder using SD card. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Quality bad in poor light
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jan 2010

B, Devon Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Used this camcorder everyday for 3 weeks to film a project, never used one before, however I always buy Panasonic. What a bit of kit !
Bad points:
If I had to choose something on this camcorder that is not 100% it would be the still image quality on the memory card.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Dec 2009

Confirmed purchaser Just point and shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Nice video quality.
Bad points:
No touch screen function.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Feb 2010

Dave, Motcombe Dorset Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very good all round camera.
Bad points:
No Bad points found yet.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Feb 2010

May, Bolton Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
small and compact
Bad points:
does not come with a case
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Feb 2010

Sameer, Ilford Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Overall the product is excellent
Bad points:
The Zoom in and Zoom out button has not been placed in a comfortable position, you will need to adjust the strap on the side quite a bit to get that right!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Feb 2010

DAVE, BILLERICAY Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
VERY COMPACT - GOOD OVERALL PERFORMANCE
Bad points:
DIFFICULTY IN USING ZOOM FACILITY - TOO CLOSE TO RECORDING BUTTON
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2010

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
Resolution (Pixels) 704x576
Optical zoom ratio 4
Media format Hard disk drive
Type of memory card SD
Digital zoom ratio 8
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 60
Weight (g) 300
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Release date 2009-04-15

Also known as: PANASONIC SDR H81, SDR-H81

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Manufacturer's Description

60GB SD/HDD Hybrid Camcorder with 70x Zoom and Optical Image Stabilization

The new hybrid camcorder SDR-H81 can record either on its 60GB built-in hard disk drive or on SD/SDHC Memory Card. Besides the high capacity HDD this camcorder features a powerful 70x optical zoom combined with an advanced optical image stabilization system that corrects hand-shake around 4,000 times per second.

The SDR-H81 camcorder can hold up to 54 hours of recording in LP Mode when the built-in hard disk drive is used. with a 32GB SDHC Memory Card recording time can be as much as 26 hours.

The newly implemented Intelligent Auto Mode function automatically activates several convenient shooting assist functions. These functions include Advanced O.I.S.; Face Detection, which adjusts exposure settings in order to capture faces perfectly; and the Intelligent Scene Selector, which determines shooting conditions and selects scene settings accordingly.

The SDR-H81 camcorder features the new YouTube Uploader function that makes video uploading super easy! Simply set the camcorder to “Web Mode” and it will record the movie in a YouTube compatible format. After shooting connect the camcorder via USB to a PC and the YouTube Uploader automatically starts. Simply follow the procedure to upload your video clips to the YouTube video-sharing site.

The SDR-H81 camcorder offers a function that simplifies the process of copying recordings from the Memory Card or hard disk drive to a DVD. Simply connect the camcorder to a VW-BN1 DVD Burner (optional) and press the button. No PC is required. A DVD disc created this way can be easily played directly from a DVD player.


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