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Panasonic SDR-H90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H90. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and zoom are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, but there are some negative comments about the color and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H90 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the price and size are overall positive. The zoom and usability also get good views, but there are some negative opinions about the image quality.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic SDR-H90 Camcorder With 80GB Hard Disc Drive & SD Card compatibility (70x Optical Zoom) - Black

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Sandeep Balachandran (

Panasonic SDR-H90


A compact little camcorder with a mighty optical zoom.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (

Panasonic SDR-H90 Camcorder


The first thing that you will notice about the Panasonic SDR-H90 is just how small and light it is, weighing in at just over 300 grams. This weight and size means that it is easy to slip into your pocket when out and about and only really notice it...

This is a very high performance camera for a very low price, and as such it has become very popular. It certainly is a great piece of kit for those who want a camcorder that is easy to transport, or one that gives good results with very little...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: ross (

Panasonic SDR-H90


great quality images, eay to use, light and compact, great value for money


Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Haq (

Panasonic SDR-H90


Easy to use, Fits well in my hand, good picture in day light

At full zoom struggles with focus, in low light colors aren't crisp, for this price can't complain

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic SDR-H90


ease of use, clarity and light weight

none - unless willing to sepnd a lot more

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Stephen (

Panasonic SDR-H90


Impressivley small and light - should be easy to slip into a pocket and take on holiday or a day out, without feeling that it's getting in the way. Good value for money - I've been shopping around for a while, and this was the best deal I saw. Video...

Replacement/additional batteries are VERY expensive - I hadn't really factored that in when I was weighing up the purchase. The instruction manual could be clearer - some of it was in poorly translated English which didn't make a lot of sense

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic SDR-H90


very impressive camcoder. very pleased all round

none so far

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Leon (

Panasonic SDR-H90


God zoom 70x for birdwatching (document your observations even on long distance

Red light appears on the elements at sun and water - so here the max zoóm should not exceede 50-60x ; Much micro noise in windy weather

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

The hybrid camcorder SDR-H90 can record either on its built-in hard disk drive or on SD/SDHC memory card. Besides the high capacity HDD the SDR-H90 camcorder features a powerful 70x optical zoom combined with an advanced optical image stabilization system that corrects hand-shake around 4,000 times per second. The SDR-H90 camcorder features the YouTube Uploader function that makes video uploading super easy! Simply set the camcorder to "Web Mode" and it will record the movie in a YouTube compatible format. After shooting connect the camcorder via USB to a PC and the YouTube Uploader automatically starts. Simply follow the procedure to upload your video clips to the YouTube video-sharing site. The SDR-H90 camcorder offers a function that simplifies the process of copying recordings from the memory card or hard disk drive to a DVD. No PC is required. A DVD disc created this way can be easily played directly from a DVD player.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


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 / Scenery / Spotlight


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.9-5.7
Max Focal Length:105mm
Min Focal Length:1.5mm
Optical Zoom:70
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.38Megapixel/380Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:380Kpix/380Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8 ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Advanced O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:3500
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG