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Panasonic HDC-SD5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

battery, durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD5 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

durability, viewfinder

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

Nov, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

durability, viewfinder

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD5

 

Preview of the Panasonic HDC-SD5.

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Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Perlman (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD5 First Impressions Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic HDC-SD5 ($999 MSRP) is the latest effort in the race to build the "world's smallest [something]," in this case the smallest 3-chip, 1920 x 1080 HD camcorder. While the HDC-SD5 is less than thrilling, and only a minor upgrade to last...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

As with the Sony HDR-CX7K, this is a solid product let down by the price of its recordable media. We'd therefore recommend it to people who already own a large collection of SD cards (or an even larger wallet).

3CCD sensor, 1920x1080 resolution, attractive looks

SDHC memory cards are expensive, a few niggles in the design

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD5

 

Using SD cards as its sole recording media, the HDC-SD5 maybe light and compact, but is it desirable?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Panasonic HDC-SD5 review

 

Panasonic's SD5 claims the smallest Full-HD 3CCD camcorder crown – but has too much been lost shrinking it down from the impressive SD1?

Panasonic's done it again. The world's smallest Full-HD 3CCD camcorder is also one of the world's best. Modest cutbacks aside, it's a real gem

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

PanasonicHDC-SD5

 

Panasonic's SD5 claims the smallest Full-HD 3CCD camcorder crown ' but has too much been lost shrinking it down from the impressive SD1?

Tiny size. Superb video. Easy to use

Wind noise. Fingers on the mic

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD5 review

 

Panasonic unveils its 3CCD, fully-specced AVCHD camcorder

Enjoyable to handle and easy to use ; Amazingly good images

No mic and headphone sockets ; Audio affected by light wind noise outdoors

Despite the fact that the SD5 lacks some of the features of its predecessor, there's no escaping the fact that it offers something very special for those looking for superb high-definition video in such a small and compact unit. Because of this, it's...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Richard Trenholm (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-SD5

 

Compact size. First-rate video.

Flash memory fills up fast.

The Panasonic HDC-SD5 delivers fantastic HD video and accessible but clever features in a petite package — we just wish it had more memory.

Oct, 2010

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by : James Morris (pcauthority.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-SD5

 

A dinky AVCHD camcorder, with respectable video performance and a reasonable price.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Mendelson Tiu (smarthouse.com.au)

Panasonic HD Camcorder HDC-SD5

 

If you have an HD TV, you might be considering upgrading to an HD camcorder as well. And Panasonic's SD5 may just be the trick - so long as you have enough memory cards to support your HD habit.

Form factor; Video quality; Connectivity options; Ease of use

Recording time (41 minutes in highest mode using 4GB SDHC card); Price of SDHC card

Oct, 2007

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