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Panasonic SDR-H 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H 20. 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. Views about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H 20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the price. The portability is also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the usability, while there are some negative opinions about the battery.

portability, price


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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic - SDR-H20 - HDD and SD CamcorderPanasonic - SDR-H20 - HDD and SD Camcorder

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : staff (

Panasonic SDR-H20 review


A hard disk drive camcorder for the everyman

30GB hard drive ; SD memory support ; Dolby Digital sound

Poor still images ; Slight jitter in video ; Average sound

A great set of manual controls and videomaking features is let down a little by the image and sound performance

Feb, 2007

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I've had this camera a few days now and I love it. Although it's a bit painful to download to my PC, the actual use of the camera is fantastic. It's intuitive to use and takes great quality film and pictures. It was definitely worth the money.

A 30GB hard drive, included SD card, feels pretty light in small hands. A trivial thing, but I love that the lens cap clips on to the hand strap so it's not dangling down as you try to film.

Port to connect the USB cable to the camera is underneath the battery. I would have thought it would make more sense to put the port somewhere more accessible so that you didn't have to remove the battery to connect the camera to your PC. Considering...

Apr, 2008

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Panasonic SDR-H20


Good picture quality for the money paid (value for money)

Menu navigation is not very user fraindly

Feb, 2008

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Panasonic SDR-H20


Good size and very simple to use.

Feb, 2008

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Panasonic SDR-H20


overall quality,great price, ease of use

no bad points

Feb, 2008

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Not the best, but excellent for the money.

Feb, 2008

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Panasonic SDR-H20


Easy to use, with clear menus.

Filming at night or in dark surroundings could be better.

Feb, 2008

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Panasonic SDR-H20


A great quality product everything I expect a Panasonic to be I have a flat screen tv and a hdd dvd recorder and this is a great addition to them both.

Feb, 2008

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Panasonic SDR-H20


Easy to set up - had it up and running in 2 minutes (after charging battery. Seems perfect so far for people who just want a simple HDD camcorder.

Non as of yet. Going away for a month soon though so will no doubt find some, if any, then!

Feb, 2008

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Panasonic SDR-H20


Very pleased, nice and compact and superb picture quality and quite easy to use. A great product and good value for money.

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:1


Color of product:Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.42 - 45.4
Digital Zoom:1000
Filter size:1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.42 - 45.4
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 2.9
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:32

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Flash memory:512
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual focus: No
Night mode: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power Requirements:DC 7.9 V/7.2 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:1

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/8000


Internal storage capacity:30


Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes