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Panasonic HDC SD60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 350 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the resolution. The control panel and features get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC SD60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic HDC-SD60S (silver)

 

Is it just me, or are four nearly identical versions of the same product a wee bit much? Panasonic seems to be taking a carpet bomb approach to the entry-level HD camcorder market, with those four models in the slim range between $500 and $700. The...

Manual shutter-speed and iris controls; comfortable size; smarter-than-average autofocus; lens focuses relatively closely; decent battery life

Soft video; cramped, low-resolution touch screen

Panasonic's quartet of entry-level HD camcorders--the HDC-HS60, TM60, TM55, and SD60--delivers a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for their class. As long as you don't pay list price, the SD60 is a great...

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Panasonic HDC-SD60 First Impressions Camcorder Review

 

Panasonic really went to town updating the internal specs for its new mid-range HD camcorder line. The HDC-SD60 features a larger, 1/4.1-inch CMOS sensor, and it includes a 25x optical zoom lens (up from 16x on last year's models).

Most of Panasonic's updates with the HDC-SD60 took place under the hood. We're very excited to test the camcorder with its new 1/4.1-inch CMOS sensor and we should see some stronger results over last year's models. The HDC-SD20 (the predecessor model...

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Panasonic HDC-SD60K

 

This camcorder is ideal if portability is important to you.

This Panasonic device features face recognition technology

The LCD display screen is small on this HDV camcorder

We liked the Panasonic HDC-SD60K and it offers users a nice, compact size, buttons and controls and gorgeous zoom capabilities. This is a simple HDV camcorder, that will get the job done but with less advanced technology.

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"Bought it, terrible interface with Mac."

 

Thumbs down

Beautiful picture quality

Have to transfer video data IN REAL TIME by cable into imovie software on the MAC before it can be burned to DVD. Ridiculous. The files are not in mpeg 2 or 4 so it was a pain to convert to DVD. It is even more complicated than using tapes. So many ot

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Bought it, terrible interface with Mac.

 

Thumbs down

Beautiful picture quality

Have to transfer video data IN REAL TIME by cable into imovie software on the MAC before it can be burned to DVD. Ridiculous. The files are not in mpeg 2 or 4 so it was a pain to convert to DVD. It is even more complicated than using tapes. So many ot

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Pretty good

 

Very good camera, selected after searching for a handycam almost a month. Image stabilisation is wonderful, thats the main reason I selected this and I am happy now with the selection. Indoor performance is also good. No need to think twice if you are...

Image Stabilizer, OIS is superb ; Ease of operation & nice touch screen ; Compactness

only on camera charging ; no option to select video resolution other than full hd

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"Pretty good"

 

Very good camera, selected after searching for a handycam almost a month. Image stabilisation is wonderful, thats the main reason I selected this and I am happy now with the selection. Indoor performance is also good. No need to think twice if you are...

Image Stabilizer, OIS is superb!!!

only on camera charging

Product Specifications

The SD60 Series features a 25x optical zoom and an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 35x. When using intelligent zoom, Intelligent Resolution technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving the image resolution. You get sharp images of highly detailed objects - without the blurry edges. Plus, Power O.I.S. suppresses even slight hand-shake, which is a must for extreme zooming, because of its high susceptibility to hand-shake. The 35.7mm wide-angle lens on the SD60 Series fits more people and more of the background into the frame than a conventional 44.1mm lens. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room. It fits your subjects in even when you shoot from up close, and makes it possible to pick up even small sounds with the microphone. It also gives you more ways to enjoy your camcorder, like taking self portraits or capturing sweeping landscapes without losing the sense of scale.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:2.6in
Weight:9oz
Width:2in

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:Snow / Beach / Sunset / Sports mode / Night scene / Low light / Fireworks / Scenery / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Spotlight

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HDC-SD60K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.3
Max Focal Length:75.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.02mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.32Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.11Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.32Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.1 / 1/4.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.2 mm ( 1/4.1 ) / 6.2 mm ( 1/4.1" )
Optical Sensor Type:MOS
Sensor Qty:1MOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (POWER O.I.S.)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:1500
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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