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Panasonic HDC SD700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Panasonic HDC SD700. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the reliability and price, while there are some mixed opinions about the zoom.

usability, image quality, portability, size, design

battery, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC SD700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-SD700 Full HD camcorder

 

The Panasonic HDC-SD700 is a Full HD camcorder that records AVCHD video to removable flash memory cards. With a retail price of $1499, it slots snugly...

Superb 1080p HD video performance, 14.2-megapixel still image mode, lots of high-end features for videophiles (including external audio and a manual focus ring)

A bit bulkier than competing flash memory-based camcorders, no inbuilt memory

The Panasonic HDC-Sd700 is everything that a high-def camcorder should be. It provides a wealth of advanced features for experienced videographers, while remaining very user-friendly for beginners. Without question, it is one of the best HD camcorders...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager, PCW (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD700 review

 

The Panasonic HDC-SD700 slots snugly between the Panasonic SDR-H280 and the Panasonic HDC-HS700-K as the company's midrange offering.

The Panasonic HDC-Sd700 is everything that a high-def camcorder should be. It provides a wealth of advanced features for experienced videographers, while remaining very user-friendly for beginners. Without question, it is one of the best HD camcorders...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD700

 

Image quality

Built in audio mike poor compared with my external Sony mike, expected better.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD700

 

Easy to use and simple

weigth video to transfert in standard HD

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Andry (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD700

 

photos sharpness (number of pixel) numerical indications for manual mode very easing use in manual mode

no manual gamma check (gamma too high like in my previous Panasonic HDC-SD1)

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD700

 

Excellent camcorder with great image and sound quality

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Dave (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD700

 

Excellent high quality camcorder - easy to use in auto with all of the manual controls if you want them

Haven't found any yet

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Patrik (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD700

 

Where do I start, this unit is lightweight but robust and offers superior picture quality and complete ease of use.

None that I can think of.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD700

 

its simply the best

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Jonathan (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD700

 

Lightweight, powerful, auto and manual settings, easy to use out of the box, advanced setting when you need them.

Just make sure you buy a spare battery and SD card.

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Minimum illumination:1.6

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total megapixels:9.15

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.38 - 16.5
Digital Zoom:12 / 700
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.38 - 16.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.136 - 1.63
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12 / 30

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0, AV multi
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual focus: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

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

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):2880 x 1920,3072 x 1728,3600 x 2400,3840 x 2160,4608 x 3072

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.72 / 5.43
Height:2.72 / 5.43
Weight:13.2
Width:2.6

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes