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Panasonic HDC-SD10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD10. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the design and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas the connectivity and viewfinder get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and durability.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD10 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 16x Optical Zoom - BlackPanasonic HDC-SD10 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 16x Optical Zoom - RedPanasonic HDC-SD10 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 16x Optical Zoom - Black

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Panasonic HDC-SD10 Video Camera


The SD-10 is targeted towards the casual user that will have the camera on auto mode pretty much all the time.

The SD-10 is targeted towards the casual user who wants to record decent quality videos without really getting in the details and manually adjusting settings. From that aspect, its a decent camera and at a retail price of AED 2399/- makes it a good...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Dean Evans (

Panasonic HDC-SD10 review


The HDC-TM10's little brother is cheaper but still a strong contender

Gloriously lightweight ; Surprisingly versatile ; iA mode is great

Doesn't like fast panning ; Only £30 cheaper than TM10

Twinned with the Panasonic HDC-TM10, the only way to tell these two HD camcorders apart is that the HDC-TM10 features 8GB of extra flash memory alongside its SD/SDHC slot. With only a £30 difference in pricing (at least on Amazon's UK store), the...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Gary (

Panasonic HDC-SD10 review


There is a dilemma, if you bought the TM10 instead of this (for around £25-30 more) you would get the same camera but with 8GB of internal memory or you could buy the SD10 without the internal memory but with the savings go out and buy a larger memory...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: PC Pro (

Panasonic HDC-SD10


Packed with features and highly pocketable, but image quality is lacking considering the high price

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: himildesai (

Most affordable HD camcorder in the market ”


Ok, so here I am going to review this camcorder in a layman's point of view, that is me. This is my first ever camcorder that I own. I bought this camcorder for personal use only, to capture some very precious moments with my wife, my nephews, my...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The SD10 features a 16x optical zoom. You can zoom close to catch dynamic shots of distant objects. And because the zoom is optical, there's limited image degradation. Also, Panasonic's Advanced O.I.S. helps prevent blurring - typically a big concern when shooting with a zoom. This combination of optical zoom and Advanced O.I.S. gives you the ability to take fantastic zoom shots. Panasonic's Advanced O.I.S. helps suppress the effects of hand-shake as you shoot, for both motion and still images. This system uses gyro-sensors to detect even tiny amounts of hand-shake, then shifts a lens and adjusts the optical axis to compensate - all at an astounding 4,000 times per second. Because the system is optical, there's only minimal loss of image quality even when viewed on a large-screen TV. In addition, to shoot high-resolution still images, the normal O.I.S. mode 1 is joined by an O.I.S. mode 2, which has a higher stabilization capability. The O.I.S. corrective lens shifts and stabilizes the image the instant that the shutter button is pressed, to enable greater precision in stabilization. You get all the beauty and minimal blurring. There's nothing more disappointing than shooting an once-in-a-lifetime event on video, only to discover that the images are blurry or poorly exposed because of backlighting. Panasonic's iA helps avoid problems in difficult shooting situations by automatically making the optimal camera settings and activating certain functions. For example, iA includes AF tracking, a function that "locks" on and follows a subject as it moves, so images are sharply focused and properly exposed. This technology is a huge help for everyone.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


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 / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:47.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.95mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.17Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.17Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.47Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:1000
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG