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Panasonic HDC-SD10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD10. 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 price and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity and battery. There are some mixed comments about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD10 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 People are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas the connectivity and durability get negative opinions.

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD10 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 16x Optical Zoom - BlackPanasonic HDC-SD10 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 16x Optical Zoom - Black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Panasonic HDC-SD10 Video Camera


The SD-10 is targeted towards the casual user that will have the camera on auto mode pretty much all the time.

The SD-10 is targeted towards the casual user who wants to record decent quality videos without really getting in the details and manually adjusting settings. From that aspect, its a decent camera and at a retail price of AED 2399/- makes it a good...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Dean Evans (

Panasonic HDC-SD10 review


The HDC-TM10's little brother is cheaper but still a strong contender

Gloriously lightweight ; Surprisingly versatile ; iA mode is great

Doesn't like fast panning ; Only £30 cheaper than TM10

Twinned with the Panasonic HDC-TM10, the only way to tell these two HD camcorders apart is that the HDC-TM10 features 8GB of extra flash memory alongside its SD/SDHC slot. With only a £30 difference in pricing (at least on Amazon's UK store), the...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Gary (

Panasonic HDC-SD10 review


There is a dilemma, if you bought the TM10 instead of this (for around £25-30 more) you would get the same camera but with 8GB of internal memory or you could buy the SD10 without the internal memory but with the savings go out and buy a larger memory...

Aug, 2009

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Most affordable HD camcorder in the market ”


Ok, so here I am going to review this camcorder in a layman's point of view, that is me. This is my first ever camcorder that I own. I bought this camcorder for personal use only, to capture some very precious moments with my wife, my nephews, my...

Jan, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD10


the item is compact lightweight and easy to carry and use, I would recommend this product to anyone


Jul, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD10


Light, simple to use - if you you just want a cool straightforward HD camera this is the one.

When windy microphone picks up the noise. Need to get a new computer to be able to view, edit and burn the videos smoothly.

Jul, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD10


Full of features. Very light. Excellent picture quality. Focussing seems faultless - not one out of focus shot. Best with the higher capacity battery - which I got from internet. Small enough to carry anywhere. HD software is very useful and enables...

With so many features it takes some learning. A bit awkward to hold with the hand strap. Touch screen inevitably needs regular cleaning. Otherwise great.

Jul, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD10


this is only the second cam that we have owned takes a bit of time getting used to the touch screen keep forgetting to open the lens cover old one was automatic

you need to get the biggest card possiable the 2 Gb that comes with the unit only holds 40 clips

Jul, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD10


Ease of use & set up. Great HD footage play back.

Battery life which comes with camcorder not very long, would reccommend getting bigger battery for longer life!

Jul, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD10


The camera is so light. And it is so small it is so easy to take with you. The quality of the videos is great, and the camera snap shot option is pretty good too. I am really pleased with this. And for a camera of this quality for under three hundred...

You don't get a case with it. And to work out all the special features etc is a bit confusing. Also when uploading on to a Mac you have to put the videos on iVideo which always takes ages to load.

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

The SD10 features a 16x optical zoom. You can zoom close to catch dynamic shots of distant objects. And because the zoom is optical, there's limited image degradation. Also, Panasonic's Advanced O.I.S. helps prevent blurring - typically a big concern when shooting with a zoom. This combination of optical zoom and Advanced O.I.S. gives you the ability to take fantastic zoom shots. Panasonic's Advanced O.I.S. helps suppress the effects of hand-shake as you shoot, for both motion and still images. This system uses gyro-sensors to detect even tiny amounts of hand-shake, then shifts a lens and adjusts the optical axis to compensate - all at an astounding 4,000 times per second. Because the system is optical, there's only minimal loss of image quality even when viewed on a large-screen TV. In addition, to shoot high-resolution still images, the normal O.I.S. mode 1 is joined by an O.I.S. mode 2, which has a higher stabilization capability. The O.I.S. corrective lens shifts and stabilizes the image the instant that the shutter button is pressed, to enable greater precision in stabilization. You get all the beauty and minimal blurring. There's nothing more disappointing than shooting an once-in-a-lifetime event on video, only to discover that the images are blurry or poorly exposed because of backlighting. Panasonic's iA helps avoid problems in difficult shooting situations by automatically making the optimal camera settings and activating certain functions. For example, iA includes AF tracking, a function that "locks" on and follows a subject as it moves, so images are sharply focused and properly exposed. This technology is a huge help for everyone.


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1 / 2

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Color of product:Black / Red / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230400

Display (Projector)

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


Built-in flash: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.17
Effective megapixels (movie):0.52 / 1.17
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:MOS
Total megapixels:1.47 / 2.1

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.66 - 19.9 / 1.74 - 27.8
Digital Zoom:1000 / 700
Filter size:1.2 / 1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.66 - 19.9 / 1.74 - 27.8
Focal length range (f-f):0.116 - 1.39 / 0.116 - 1.86
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable Lens: No
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:47.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.95mm
Optical Zoom:16
Optical Zoom:12 / 16
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.17Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.17Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.47Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

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

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Flash:1 - 2.5 m.
Focus:F1.8 (WIDE)/F2.8 (TELE)
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):5.5 / 5.7
Power Requirements:DC7.2 V/9.3 V / DC7.2V / 9.3V
Video out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 1.5

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD / H.264,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:1000
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Camera viewfinder:Electrical
Viewfinder type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.53 / 5.43
Height:2.48 / 2.83
Weight:11.3 / 8.01
Width:1.89 / 2.56

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Sunny