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Panasonic HDC-SD9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 530 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD9. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the battery. There are some critical comments about the control panel and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD9 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the reliability and price are overall positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the size. Many are critical about the durability.

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89% 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-SD9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the control panel and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, viewfinder, control panel

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

It's easy to be seduced by how light and comfortable the 11.5-ounce HDC-SD9-8GB camcorder ($699.95 direct) feels. In fact, it weighs less than comparably priced camcorders by more than four ounces; it achieves this by forgoing an integrated hard drive...

Small form factor. Extremely lightweight. Dolby Digital 5.1 recording. Face detection.

Video quality is not as sharp as the competition. Struggles to adjust white balance when lighting changes. Mild purple fringing. Editing software is primitive. HDMI port is poorly placed.

This camcorder is small and lightweight, but its video quality is below par.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD9-8GB

 

The Panasonic HDC-SD9-8GB is small and lightweight, but its video quality is below par.

Small form factor. Extremely lightweight. Dolby Digital 5.1 recording. Face detection.

Video quality is not as sharp as the competition. Struggles to adjust white balance when lighting changes. Mild purple fringing. Editing software is primitive. HDMI port is poorly placed.

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Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD9 review: Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

Panasonic HDC-SD9

Compact and lightweight; saturated colors.

Moderate to low-light videos look cloudy; some awkward design choices; smallish LCD with terrible color reproduction; awful bundled software.

Despite its trio of CCDs, the video quality and performance of the Panasonic HDC-SD9 are a bit too inconsistent.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD9 review

 

With its eye-catching, compact body and relatively low price, the Panasonic HDC-SD9 seems to be quite an attractive buy for a flash-based AVCHD camcorder. At 11.7 ounces with battery and SD card and only 3.6 inches long, it's certainly one of the...

Compact and lightweight; saturated colors.

Moderate to low-light videos look cloudy; some awkward design choices; smallish LCD with terrible color reproduction; awful bundled software.

Despite its trio of CCDs, the video quality and performance of the Panasonic HDC-SD9 are a bit too inconsistent.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Alfredo Padilla (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD9 First Impressions Camcorder Review

 

The HDC-SD9 is Panasonic's third generation of memory card-based AVCHD camcorders, even though the first generation HDC-SD1 was announced only 13 months ago. In the interim, the form factor has changed little - these things are tiny. In fact, the...

Jan, 2008

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Panasonic HDC-SD9 – Compact and light weight camcorder

 

Panasonic HDC-SD9 has a low price, compact and eye-catching design. This device is a good buy if you are looking for a AVCHD camcorder based on flash technology. The device weighs just 11.7 ounces along with the battery and it is 3.6 inches long. I can...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : theninjapeanuts (brighthub.com)

HD Camcorders on a Budget: Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

The Panasonic HDC-SD9 is a great HD camcorder with a sleek, compact design and a small price tag.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Chambers (nvnews.net)

Panasonic HDC-SD9 High-Definition Camcorder Review

 

Prices of high-definition camcorders have steadily been dropping as a result of competition and maturing of the technology. The competition is fierce as major electronic manufacturers such as Canon, Hitachi, JVC, Panasonic, Samsung, Sanyo and Sony are...

The Panasonic HDC-SD9 Camcorder is an ideal high-definition camcorder for the beginner video enthusiast as illustrated by the recordings we produced for this article. And we certainly qualify as beginners since this was the first camcoder that we have...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (computershopper.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD9 Digital Camcorder

 

Super-small and offering great video quality for well-lit subjects, the HDC-SD9 is a very good camcorder that records in a hard-to-edit format.

Superb video in brightly lit conditions; extremely small; includes software to burn HD footage to standard DVDs

AVCHD files are problematic to edit; one-handed control is difficult; low-light footage lacks detail; no microphone jack

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Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Michael Perlman (washingtonpost.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

The HDC-SD9 captures and exports video in "full HD," meaning 1920 x 1080 at 17 Mbps. Previous generations were either a slower bitrate or a 1440 x 1080 image that was stretched for playback. The improvements have gone a long way in reducing the...

Low light performance is hindered by the camcorder's small imaging chips. The HDC-SD9 has three 1/6-inch CCDs. A three-chip construction generally produces more accurate color in adequate light, but low light capture is largely dependent on the surface...

Mar, 2008

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