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Panasonic HDC-SD100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD100. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the reliability and zoom. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

design, zoom, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the memory and durability. The battery and portability also get good feedback, but the size and design get critical opinions.

usability, portability, battery, durability, memory

zoom, design, size

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic HDC-SD100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability. The image quality also gets good views, but there are some less positive views about the reliability.

image quality, portability

reliability

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD100 Review

 

You're much better off spending the extra cash and buying the Canon HG21, Sony HDR-SR12/SR11, JVC GZ-HD40/HD30.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD100 review: Panasonic HDC-SD100

 

Panasonic HDC-SD100

Full set of manual controls; EVF.

Middling video quality; some annoying design quirks.

Though it has a nice feature set for the price, the Panasonic HDC-SD100 doesn't deliver the quality of video you expect from an HD camcorder in its price segment.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Alex Lindsay (pcworld.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD100

 

Works with iMovie ‘09 ; Great manual controls ; 24p video support ; Good audio quality ; Good focus assist

Poor video image quality ; USB, mini HDMI, and power ports placed behind the battery

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Jim Feeley, PC World (pcworld.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS100 Camcorder Review - PCWorld

 

Best-in-class handling and manual control

Flawed low-light performance

Offers great usability and control, but its image quality is merely decent.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Roger Hibbert (wired.com)

Review: Panasonic HDC-SD100

 

You've longed to document your fascinating life for some time now, but you just haven't found the right lightweight HD camcorder. Well, here's the perfect...

Lighter than a feather in deep space. Useful remote lets you direct scenes from afar. Manual focus offers extra control not found in many other cams. Included 8-GB SD card gets you up and running on the quick

You have to remove the battery to switch to AC power or connect via USB or HDMI. Video editor is a clunky chunky monkey. Menu-control "joystick" is extremely sensitive. Record time is limited by SD capacity — it really can’t hang with its hard-drive...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD100 Camcorder Review

 

Having reviewed Panasonic's highly anticipated HDC-HS100, we thought it only fair to give equal treatment to its slightly less expensive model, the Panasonic HDC-SD100 ($1099.95 MSRP). Without the large hard drive bulking up the right side of the body,...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS100 Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS100, though it was announced only a few weeks ago, is an anticipated camcorder. Many years ago, Panasonic ruled the roost for power users and budget videographers. The Panasonic PV-GS400 was the king of them all, so loaded with...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Alex Lindsay (macworld.com)

Review: Panasonic HDC-SD100 HD camcorder

 

The Panasonic HDC-SD100 HD camcorder provides a great set of well-implemented tools that are in the right place at the right price. Unfortunately, poor connection placement and poor imaging make it hard to recommend this camera.

The HDC-SD100 is very comfortable to hold and shoot. Panasonic uses a lens ring that gives the HDC-SD100 great manual controls, and the ring is even more intuitive than the HDR-CX12’s manual dial. You can use it to control the focus, iris, shutter...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (reviewed.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD100

 

Having reviewed Panasonic\'s highly anticipated HDC-HS100, we thought it only fair to give equal treatment to their slightly less expensive model, the Panasonic HDC-SD100 ($1099.95 MSRP). Without the large hard drive bulking up the right side of the...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Alex Lindsay (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-SD100 camcorder

 

A compact, high-definition Panasonic camcorder with a 3-chip sensor.

Compact size, external audio jack, 24p progressive scan mode

Poorly thought out design, below par image quality, too expensive

The Panasonic HDC-SD100 provides a great set of well-implemented tools that are in the right place at the right price. Unfortunately, poor connection placement and poor imaging make it hard to recommend this camcorder.

Apr, 2009

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