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Panasonic HDC-SD40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD40. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the memory.

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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.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the memory.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HDC-SD40 Camcorder Tripod Medium Flexible Tripod - by Vidpro

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic HDC 40 review: Panasonic HDC 40

 

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...

Oct, 2011
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Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: nik199 (cnet.com)

"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!

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: pia (argos.co.uk)

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.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (argos.co.uk)

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.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Isabelle (argos.co.uk)

Good value for money

 

The video camcorder appears to function fine at the moment

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Nem Thapa (argos.co.uk)

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.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Stu (argos.co.uk)

Good compact camcorder

 

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

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Marc the Jeweller (argos.co.uk)

Great little camera

 

Much smaller and lighter than I could have hoped for.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Dianne (argos.co.uk)

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.

Jul, 2012

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
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