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Panasonic SDR-H280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H280. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the color and image quality are on the whole positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the connectivity and battery.

usability, portability, size, image quality, color

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H280 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the zoom and size. The usability and image quality also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

portability, image quality, usability, size, zoom


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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-H280 SD/HDD Hybrid Camcorder (30GB HDD, 10 x Optical Zoom, 3CCD)Panasonic SDR-H280 SD/HDD Hybrid Camcorder (30GB HDD, 10 x Optical Zoom, 3CCD)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


The SDR-H280 is a well-rounded hybrid camcorder that offers high-grade standard-definition video. It might not represent the best value for money when compared to Panasonic's other SD efforts, but it certainly offers the best video quality.

Records to both SD cards and inbuilt 30GB memory, high quality 3CCD sensors

Underperformed in dim lighting, lacks certain selling points found in its cheaper siblings, connectivity is a pain

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (

Panasonic SDR-H280


At a time when increasing numbers of consumers are switching their allegiance to high-definition video, the major brands are having to work that bit harder to convince first-time camcorder owners that standard-definition products are a good buy. One...

In all, then, the Panasonic SDR-H280 represents pretty good value for money for those who really don't want the hassle of either tapes or DVD discs

May, 2008

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

Consumer review by: freston09 (

enjoy when you use it


PANASONIC SDR-H280 3CCD Camera System & Leica Dicomar Lens 3.1 Megapixel still picture recording 30GB HDD with Optical Image Stabiliser VideoCam Suite 1.0 Crystal Engine Leica Dicomar Lens One-Touch Navigation Power LCD Soft Skin Detail Colour Night...

easy and comfort to use

not found yet

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: adamtm (

Panasonic SDR-H280


Video. Nah problems with this Panasonic camcorder that can bring the process of recording when the camcorder is not in a position such as detached from the grip of sudden or not in the normal horizontal position. Through (for a Panasonic digital...

Easy to use ; screen format 4:3 and 16:9 ; zoom Mic ; color reproduction ; support software

I can not take photos while recording video ; Aug feature less sensitive ; without flash

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: antonsus (

Panassonic Camcorder


Condition that is not possible? Panasonic SDR-H280 may be an alternative of your choice. Because the camcorder is equipped with this AGS (Anti Ground Shooting), which function will stop recording if the camcorder position apart from the hand or in a...

Simple to use, the power saver

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: wasitdinem (

Panasonic SDR-H280


Video.this solusi problems with the Panasonic camcorder that can stop the recording when comcorder in the unaccustomed position such as detached from the grip of sudden or not in a horizontal position . series this is the SDR-H280, features Aug...

Get the video recording with the most


Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: akuwirabumi (

Easy to Use


As a digital camcorder, SDR-H280 is quite comfortable to use. Additional facilities such as Zoom Mic to get the audio recording that is more clear from the sound source is also very helpful. The facility is complemented Windcut useful to Reduce...

Easy to Use

No Blitz

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: ciaoholic (

Panasonic SDR H280


Position. Through (for a Panasonic digital camcorder) SDR-H280 series this feature AGS (Anti-Ground Shooting) is implemented. SDR-H280 is one of a Panasonic camcorder recording media series that use a hard disk and SD memory card that is now...

Easy to use, zoom Mic and economical power (5.7 watts)

I can not take pictures while recording video

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: loka (

Camcorder Panasonic SDR-H280


Is problematic to bring Panasonic camcorder that can stop the process when camcorder recordings in the unaccustomed position as detached from the handle of a sudden or not in the normal horizontal position. Through (for a Panasonic digital...

Can detect the position of anchor middle video recording

Access the hard disk is rather slow

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6''
Smartphone Remote Control: No


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Near Field Communication: 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