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Panasonic HDC SD60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 479 reviews of Panasonic HDC SD60. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the control panel and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

reliability, viewfinder, control panel

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 user reviews of Panasonic HDC SD60 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the size and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the memory and reliability. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SD60 Full HD Camcorder With SD Card Recording, X35 Intelligent Zoom, X25 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + Face Recognition - SilverPanasonic SD60 Full HD Camcorder With SD Card Recording, X35 Intelligent Zoom, X25 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + Face Recognition - Silver

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic HDC SD60


alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Panasonic HDC SD60 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. The viewfinder and reliability get negative views.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

reliability, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD60K SD Based Hi-Def Camcorder with 35X Intelligent Zoom (Black)Panasonic HDC-SD60K SD Based Hi-Def Camcorder with 35X Intelligent Zoom (Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (

Panasonic HDC-SD60


An affordable model in Panasonic's HDC series of camcorders, the HDC-SD60 sports a 2.11 megapixel MOS sensor and a 35.7 millimeter lens with 35x intelligent zoom.

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Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

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...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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.


Expert review by: James Morris (

Panasonic HDC-SD60


Can Panasonic's latest HD camcorder find greater recommendation at the entry level than its predecessors?

Excellent video quality ; Comprehensive range of recording settings

None at this price

Panasonic appears to have finally cracked the lower end of the high definition market. The HDC-SD60 and its siblings don't offer quite the gobsmacking value of Samsung's HMX-R10, but the prices of these models are still extremely good, and their...

Jul, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD60 review


HD movies and 5MP stills combine to give this cam plenty of all-rounder potential. But will it hit the heights in all departments?

Great movies and surprisingly good still shots at a very attractive price

Apr, 2010


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Panasonic HDC-SD60 review


The SD60 packs lots of impressive features into its petite shell. The lens benefits from Panasonic's superb Power O.I.S. stabilisation system to counteract camera shake, and has a massive 25x zoom range. A so-called Intelligent Zoom function extends...

Competitive picture quality, a great collection of features and a price that should appeal to the masses

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Panasonic HDC-SD60


The HDC-SD60 has a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for its class.

Manual shutter-speed and iris controls ; Comfortable size ; Smarter-than-average autofocus ; Lens focuses relatively closely ; Decent battery life

Soft video ; Cramped, low-resolution touchscreen


Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (

Panasonic HDC-SD60


Look closely at Panasonic's impressive new SD60 and you'll discover features you won't find on last year's models. In many respects, the SD60 picks up where the popular SD20 left off. For a start, Panasonic has at last provided a larger 1/4in Cmos...

There's one noticeable omission from the new model: a remote control. This isn't good because it makes it awkward to control the camera when showing off clips on an HDTV when you're slumped in your favourite armchair. That said, if you're importing its...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Ren (

Impressive 35X iZoom


Overall, it's a good deal to buy this cam.

Grate value for money. High speed startup. 25X Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer really is a big plus. 35X iZoom 's not like the conventional digital zoom, can provide with the high quality HD video shots aswell in 35X end. Bright 2.7'' screen...

It's not a 1080P HD Videocam - although we can hardly tell the difference when re-play in the large screen LCD panel. Low resolution static picture with a 5M pixel - but for me myself, I will use DSLR to take static photos rather than use Videocam....

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: jennyandjohn (

Nice video camera ”


I enjoy taking pictures, but I wanted to record my children's milestones and interactions, so I decided that a camcorder would be useful. I know nothing about video cameras, so I left it up to my anal perfectionist-of-a-father to do all of the...

Mar, 2011

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.


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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: Yes


Minimum illumination:4
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Color of product:Black / Red / Red, Silver / Silver

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230400

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


Built-in flash: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total megapixels:3.32

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.41 - 35.2 / 1.42 - 35.4
Digital Zoom:60
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.41 - 35.2 / 1.42 - 35.4
Focal length range (f-f):0.119 - 2.97
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.3
Max Focal Length:75.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.02mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens



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.)

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0, AV multi
Lens system:Panasonic Lens
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/2000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2592 x 1944


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.58 / 4.41
Height:2.58 / 4.41

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight