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Panasonic HDC-SD80

Panasonic HDC-SD80
alaScore 87

203 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD80. 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.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD80 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder - Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New HyPanasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder - Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hy

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD80K HD SD Card Camcorder (Black)Panasonic HDC-SD80K HD SD Card Camcorder (Black)

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic SD80 review

 

There's a lot to like about this little series of camcorders. But while the 16GB Panasonic HDC-TM80 and its similar kin, the no-internal-memory SD80 and 120GB hard-disked HS80 do provide a surprisingly full set of manual controls for the money, like...

The Panasonic HDC-TM80, SD80 and HS80 camcorders provide manual controls in a functional, if somewhat boring, design.

The sub-HD resolution sensor produces merely satisfactory video.

A functional trio of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80, and HS80 are notable for their manual exposure controls, unusual for their price class, and well designed touch-screen interface but otherwise you can find better options. Of the three, the...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD80 HD Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic SD80, as well as the TM80 and HS80, are really tweener devices. They have advanced features only found on the high-end Panasonic models just last year and a handful of manual controls, yet they lack the options that I think make for a...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

A budget model that still offers some user controls.

Decent low-light performance, Touch-screen LCD, Manual features

Relatively expensive for a budget model, No accessory shoe, No mic input

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD80EB-K review

 

The first of Panasonic's new camcorders, the SD card-based HDC-SD90, gained a five-star rating thanks to its great image quality. The HDC-SD80 is the next model down. It's even smaller, being almost as tiny as an airline-sized ginger ale, also records...

Panasonic's SD80 has far worse video quality than the SD90, so it's definitely not worth the £50 saving.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

Panasonic's SD card-based HD camcorder has exceptional zoom quality and a blinding front LED light.

A good range of automatic features ; Compact and lightweight ; Good video quality

Intelligent auto lighting can be blinding ; Stills are predictably not a strong point ; Battery jutting out makes hitting the record button a little tough

Sitting price-wise, as it does, at the intersection of more fully featured prosumer models and the really cheap entry-level camcorder range, the SD80 offers a fair balance of quality and features that should enable amateur videographers to improve...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

With the latest camera phones capable of shooting 1080p video, manufacturers of camcorders are having to try harder than ever to sell their products. The Panasonic HDC-SD80 sits at the affordable end of the market, offering loads of features at a price...

Overall, we like the Panasonic HDC-SD80. Although there are more affordable options on the market, it's a very capable device, and the decent touchscreen, big zoom and ability to shoot Full HD video make it an attractive option. Panasonic HDC-SD80 is...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Cybershack (cybershack.com)

Review: Panasonic HDC-SD80 Camcorder

 

Panasonic has been hitting the market with more camcorders than you can poke a fluffy microphone at. And as if to prove the point, enter the HDC-SD80, which the company released earlier this year, and might be one of those camcorders that will make...

light, easy to use, great features

May, 2011

Consumer review by: DanyRambe (ciao.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

The first of Panasonic's new camcorders, the SD card-based HDC-SD90, gained a five-star rating thanks to its great image quality. The HDC-SD80 is the next model down. It's even smaller, being almost as tiny as an airline-sized ginger ale, also records...

The spring-loaded lens cover is another cost-cutting exercise. Unusually, it flicks down automatic

Our biggest worry when looking at the specs was the sensor size. Instead of the SD90's 1/4.1in sen

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Denise (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC SD80

 

Easy to use good quality images

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Jared (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC SD80

 

The camera is amazing, best money I have spent. Quality is fantastic and it's very easy to use.

Only thing I can pick at is that the battery only lasts around 2 hours when being used, But this is to be expected as is recording in such high quality so I am just nit picking.

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

The model covers a wide range of shooting situations from close distances to faraway subjects. Using Intelligent Zoom that employs super-high resolution technology and the Crystal Engine PRO, it offers ultra-telephoto Intelligent Zoom shooting to exceed the magnification range of the optical zoom, up to a high-powered 42x zoom. It also features a 33.7mm* wide-angle lens. to realize shooting at a close distance from the subject while fitting both the subject and the surrounding area into the frame.

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1790
Battery performance:1790
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6
Charging source:AC

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1 / 7
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / ENG, ESP
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown / Red / Silver
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.1
Effective megapixels (movie):1.3
Optical sensor size:1 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS
Total megapixels:1.5

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.33 - 48.8
Digital Zoom:2000 / 90
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.33 - 48.8
Focal length range (f-f):0.0937 - 3.19
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):48.8
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.33
Optical Zoom:34

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4
Audio Output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:1.8 - 4.0 / F1.8 - 4.0
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual exposure: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.4 / 7.7
Power Requirements:AC/DC, 3.6 - 5.0 V
Video out:1
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 3.0
Cables included:AC, USB / AV, USB
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1 / 2
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000 / 1/30-1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/25
Shutter speed (video):1/8000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2304 x 1296
Still image resolution(s):1856 x 1392 / 640 x 480,1856 x 1392,1920 x 1080,2064 x 1376,2304 x 1296 / 640 x 480,1856 x 1392,1920 x 1080,2304 x 1296

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:17
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.29
Height:2.32
Weight:6.77
Width:2.02 / 2.03

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, daylight, manual / Auto, Cloudy, Sunny / Auto, Manual, Sunny