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Panasonic SDR-H250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H250. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability. There are some negative views about the zoom and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H250 from 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 People are impressed by the image quality. The portability is also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability and price.

usability, portability, image quality

price, reliability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-H250 SD/HDD Hybrid Camcorder (30GB HDD, 10 x Optical Zoom, 3CCD)Panasonic SDR H250 (30GB HDD Camcorder)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: staff (

Panasonic SDR-H250 review


A hybrid approach to storage

Versatile storage options ; Easy to use ; Good overall quality

Not HD

A generous set of user-friendly features together with its combined ability to shoot either to SDHC cards or HDD in impressive widescreen makes this camcorder the obvious choice for upgraders who aren't quite ready to make the leap to HD quite yet

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Panasonic SDR-H250


With a 30GB hard disk and the option to record video to SD cards, does this 'hybrid' cut the mustard?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Harris (

Panasonic SDR-H250


The H250 has a lot to offer today — notably a great lens, flexible storage and usable manual features — but it'll soon look as quaint and outmoded as VHS.

Hard drive/memory card combination ; Superb Leica lens ; Easy creative features

Average video in standard def ; No viewfinder ; Ugly photos

The Panasonic SDR-H250 is slated to arrive in stores in April.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: CB (

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic SDR-H250 HDD/SDHC Camcorder


Unless you've been living on the moon for the last couple of years you'll know that tape and even DVD is giving way to camcorders that record to hard disc and solid-state media. Panasonic's SDR-H280 offers both.

Ok, let's be realistic. At a point in the evolution of home video when everything is leaning towards high definition very quickly (as witnessed by Panasonic's own offerings), the SDR-H280 isn't a high-def camcorder. It's a standard definition model...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (

Panasonic SDR-H250


Panasonic's "hybrid" camcorder offers a choice of video recording to either internal Hard Disc Drive or high-capacity SD card media and, on first impressions at least, shares an outward appearance with several models in the JVC Everio G range of HDD...

1GB onboard memory, Excellent call quality, Innovative design, Versatile storage options, Easy to use, Good overall quality

Small screen, Sluggish scroll wheel, Poor camera, Not HD

A generous set of user-friendly features together with its combined ability to shoot either to SDHC cards or HDD in impressive widescreen makes this camcorder the obvious choice for upgraders who aren't quite ready to make the leap to HD quite yet

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic SDR-H250 Hybrid HDD/SD 3CCD camcorder


Overall design and handling very good. Menu system not over-featured, selection via mini-joystick is quick and easy. 3CCD picture and sound quality excellent for the price. MegaOIS is excellent. DVD Copy feature invaluable for the first-time user who...

If you're a camcorder newbie looking for a good first-time domestic model, and you like the idea of shooting high-quality tapeless video, then you'll consider this great value for money and a good choice.

Consumer review by: br45 (

Panasonic SDR-H250


A fantastic camera, that still competes well with current cameras on sale. I use it for still shots too.

Great battery life. Easily imports into iMovie on my Mac

Only 10x zoom

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: ruddy (

Panasonic SDR-H250


3ccd really makes a difference to the colors when compared to a single ccd camera, which makes all the difference when looking at value for money.

excellent color, good battery life and some good features

no viewfinder

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: tin (

Panasonic SDR-H250


simply best 3ccd camera

always clean lcd, i hate touch screen

no strap

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: aleksax (

Panasonic SDR-H250


Clear video...

good to shoot video

bad for after-processing and DVD authoring. Software provided is such crap ; Also, the video clips format isn't recognized in any editing/authoring software I could find

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6''


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

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/50
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3