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Panasonic SDR-H200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and memory are overall positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the value for money. Some have doubts about the features and viewfinder.

usability, image quality, portability, memory, size

battery, viewfinder, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SDR-H200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

value for money, color

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-H200 30GB 3CCD Hard Disk Drive/SD Palmcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic SDR-H200 30GB 3CCD 3.1MP Hard Disk Drive with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

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Panasonic SDR-H200

 

High video and image quality, Long battery life

High price, One-handed operation is awkward

This camcorder delivers impressive battery life, but its three CCDs promise more than they deliver.

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Panasonic SDR-H200 30GB Hard Drive Camcorder (10x Opt, 700x Dig, 2.7

 

Not graced with sophisticated styling, the Panasonic SDR-H200 ($720 as of April 24, 2007) has no more in the way of extra features than competing models that cost $100 to $200 less. One possible reason for the high price is the camcorder's three-chip...

High video and image quality ; Long battery life

High price ; One-handed operation is awkward

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Panasonic SDR-H200 Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic SDR-H200 is the company's leading camcorder in their new hybrid hard disk drive (HDD) / SD card camcorder. Featuring an identical imaging set to the VDR-D310, their top DVD camcorder, and the PV-GS320, their top MiniDV camcorder,...

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Panasonic SDR-H200 Review and Prices

 

The Panasonic SDR-H200 is the company's top of the line standard definition HDD DV camcorder. If you're judging a camcorder on video quality and manual control options alone, the SDR-H200 is at the top of the amateur level HDD units out there. Yet it's...

Excellent image quality in good lighting, great handling, impressive OIS

Disappointing low light performance, awkward placement of connections

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Panasonic SDR-H200

 

The SDR-H200 is Panasonic's top of the line hybrid camcorder, recording video and stills to either a 30GB hard disk drive (HDD) or SDHC flash memory card. This means no tapes or DVD discs to deal with-everything is recorded internally - keeping it...

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Panasonic SDR-H200

 

Panasonic SDR-H200 Camcorder Review

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Panasonic SDR-H200

 

Superb image quality and extremely long recording times are the star attractions with the Panasonic SDR-H200 hard drive, standard definition camcorder. Though it shouldn't be confused with a high definition video camera, it employs some very high end...

The Panasonic SDR-H200 offers excellent video quality in a standard definition camcorder due to its advanced 3CCD image sensor system coupled with a superb processor and augmented by impressive optical image stabilization. Its hard drive recording...

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unbelievable! I'm content.

 

I've had it for 5 months now. No problems. Bought it to record our newborn son growing up. I made several DVD copies so far, and my family loved it. It's easy to hook up to my lap top and make DVD movies. Picture quality is great, and it has lots of...

image stabalizer, movie maker software, easy menu, lots of recording options. Standard or widescreen options. Date/Time stamp

battery life minimal, no flash for still pics

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Panasonic SDR-H200 30GB Hard Drive Camcorder (10x Opt, 700x Dig, 2.7

 

Mediocre. The 3CCD system feature led me to buy it because my priority was video quality, which I found poor in some high valued brands like Sony. However, the problems I found to pass the saved video to a DVD were dissapointing. Working with a MPEG...

High video and sound quality, good image stability, easy to use

Terrible video software, outrageous burning process due to maker's software dependency, no possibility to add a flash lamp

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Panasonic SDR-H200 30GB Hard Drive Camcorder (10x Opt, 700x Dig, 2.7

 

Bought this camera for my fiancee for the holidays for we have a 7 month old son who was a preemie and has been growing up fast. I chose the right camera! So easy to use that she figured it out quite quickly and she is not a tech person! Can't pass up...

Panasonic, great video, large hard drive size, and the ability to use SD Memory

Image quality for pictures is really grainy

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances. PRODUCT FEATURES: 3CCD camera system; OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer); Advanced Pure Color Engine; High quality MPEG2 engine; 10x optical zoom; Tele-macro; High-picture-quality 2.7" LCD.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:2.9in
Weight:15.9oz
Width:2.8in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:512MB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:SDR-H200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.5Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.4Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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