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Panasonic SDR-H250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the color and design. The battery and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and value for money.

usability, image quality, battery, design, color

portability, value for money, viewfinder

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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SDR-H250

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H250 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, image quality

portability, value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

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Panasonic SDR-H250 review

 

A hybrid approach to storage

p>Versatile storage options Easy to use Good overall quality</p

p>Not HD</p

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Panasonic SDR-H250

 

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

Despite its recording flexibility, the SDR-H250 is very much for the point and shoot crowd. It has no accessory shoe, no microphone input and no headphone output. What looks like a lens ring in fact operates the built-in cover. Instead, the joystick...

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Panasonic SDR-H250 review

 

Panasonic arrives at the hard drive party just as everyone is leaving for the hi-def shindig up the road. The H250 has a lot to recommend it today -- notably a great lens, flexible storage and usable manual features -- but it'll soon look as quaint and...

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

Average video in standard def ; No viewfinder ; Ugly photos

Unfortunately for Panasonic, standard-definition shooters are starting to look endangered as we enter the hi-def age, with products like Sony's Handycam HDR-SR1 around. Although this smart, sexy model is a great introduction to digital movie-making,...

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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.

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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...

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Panasonic SDR-H250

 

simply best 3ccd camera

always clean lcd, i hate touch screen

no strap

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: 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
Format:HDD
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Lens

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

Recording

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