Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Panasonic HDC-SD40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and value for money also get good feedback. The resolution and memory get less positive reviews.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, size

memory, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

See all Panasonic Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 161 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 77 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 53 of 77 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (83)

Consumer review by:

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD40

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 20 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, value for money, usability, image quality, battery

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic SD40 Full HD Camcorder - White (SD Card Recording, x16.8 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + AF Tracking)

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, battery

memory

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD40K HD SD Card Camcorder (Black)Panasonic HDC-SD40 Camcorder Tripod Medium Flexible Tripod - by Vidpro

Expert review by:

Panasonic HDC-SD40

 

Like their cheap competitors from Sony and Canon, Panasonic's budget-priced HDR-SD40, TM40 and TM41 are only nominally high-definition; where HD requires a minimum of 2.07-megapixel resolution, these and their ilk use lower-resolution sensors and...

They're compact and have manual controls, a zoom lens, and a video light, which is nice for the price of the Panasonic HDC-SD40, TM40 and TM41 .

When it comes to video quality, you're getting what you pay for.

Panasonic's HDC-TM40, TM41 and SD40 are some of the cheapest camcorders you can buy with a zoom lens and manual controls. If you care about video quality, spend a little more money on another model; if you don't, buy the cheapest one of these you can...

ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by:

Panasonic HDC-SD40

 

Panasonic's HDC-SD40 packs a wealth of features into a tiny chassis, for a reasonable price.

Comprehensive manual settings ; Optical image stabilisation ; Built-in LED video light

CMOS doesn't have Full HD resolution ; Optical zoom smaller than some competitors ; No built-in memory

Panasonic hasn't economised so much when it comes to the SD40's shooting features though. Image stabilisation is of the company's optical Power OIS variety, which proved remarkably effective during testing, with no obvious drop in image quality. It's...

Consumer review by:

"Is good video quality, true colors, good lux/3.7"

 

Is good video quality, true colors, good lux/3.7, very good night shot with IR and the price is low for this camera!

Is good video quality, true colors, good lux/3.7, very good night shot with IR and the price is low for this camera!

Is good video quality, true colors, good lux/3.7, very good night shot with IR and the price is low for this camera!

Consumer review by:

Good quality video and pics

 

Very easy to strat up, good quality video with excellent still pictures. cant say about a long video and editing in computer yet, but so far very happy with the HD quality for this price.

Consumer review by:

Good value for money

 

The video camcorder appears to function fine at the moment

Consumer review by:

Nice little camera

 

I just want to say the camera is perfect in terms of size, design and simple operating system. I've yet to do full recording but have gone through it and I love it. I would recommend anyone buying this camera is good.

Consumer review by:

Great quality recordings.

 

Despite being very light & having a plastic case, the video quality is superb. For the price, it's fantastic quality, easy to operate & has advanced features if you want them. A great purchase.

Consumer review by:

Good compact camcorder

 

Bought this camera to record special moments of my new son.

Consumer review by:

Great little camera

 

Much smaller and lighter than I could have hoped for.

Consumer review by:

Great camcorder

 

Only had this a couple of weeks but workign great so far. Very simple to use, picture quality is amazing and battery working great.

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.8''

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/25
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
etilize
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT