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Panasonic SDR-H250

We have collected and analyzed 14 expert reviews and 61 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 79/100. The average review date is Feb 24, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SDR-H250


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H250 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the image quality. The portability is also mentioned favorably. The reliability and price get negative reviews.

usability, portability, image quality

price, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-H250 SD/HDD Hybrid Camcorder (30GB HDD, 10 x Optical Zoom, 3CCD)Panasonic SDR-H250 SD/HDD Hybrid Camcorder (30GB HDD, 10 x Optical Zoom, 3CCD)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Panasonic SDR-H250


With a 30GB hard disk and the option to record video to SD cards, does this 'hybrid' cut the mustard?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : staff (

Panasonic SDR-H250 review


A hybrid approach to storage

Versatile storage options ; Easy to use ; Good overall quality

Not HD

A generous set of user-friendly features together with its combined ability to shoot either to SDHC cards or HDD in impressive widescreen makes this camcorder the obvious choice for upgraders who aren't quite ready to make the leap to HD quite yet

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Mark Harris (

Panasonic SDR-H250


The H250 has a lot to offer today — notably a great lens, flexible storage and usable manual features — but it'll soon look as quaint and outmoded as VHS.

Hard drive/memory card combination ; Superb Leica lens ; Easy creative features

Average video in standard def ; No viewfinder ; Ugly photos

The Panasonic SDR-H250 is slated to arrive in stores in April.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : CB (

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic SDR-H250 HDD/SDHC Camcorder


Unless you've been living on the moon for the last couple of years you'll know that tape and even DVD is giving way to camcorders that record to hard disc and solid-state media. Panasonic's SDR-H280 offers both.

Ok, let's be realistic. At a point in the evolution of home video when everything is leaning towards high definition very quickly (as witnessed by Panasonic's own offerings), the SDR-H280 isn't a high-def camcorder. It's a standard definition model...

Apr, 2008

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Panasonic SDR-H250


Panasonic's "hybrid" camcorder offers a choice of video recording to either internal Hard Disc Drive or high-capacity SD card media and, on first impressions at least, shares an outward appearance with several models in the JVC Everio G range of HDD...

1GB onboard memory, Excellent call quality, Innovative design, Versatile storage options, Easy to use, Good overall quality

Small screen, Sluggish scroll wheel, Poor camera, Not HD

A generous set of user-friendly features together with its combined ability to shoot either to SDHC cards or HDD in impressive widescreen makes this camcorder the obvious choice for upgraders who aren't quite ready to make the leap to HD quite yet

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic SDR-H250 Hybrid HDD/SD 3CCD camcorder


Overall design and handling very good. Menu system not over-featured, selection via mini-joystick is quick and easy. 3CCD picture and sound quality excellent for the price. MegaOIS is excellent. DVD Copy feature invaluable for the first-time user who...

If you're a camcorder newbie looking for a good first-time domestic model, and you like the idea of shooting high-quality tapeless video, then you'll consider this great value for money and a good choice.

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Panasonic SDR-H250


A fantastic camera, that still competes well with current cameras on sale. I use it for still shots too.

Great battery life. Easily imports into iMovie on my Mac

Only 10x zoom

Jan, 2011

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Panasonic SDR-H250


3ccd really makes a difference to the colors when compared to a single ccd camera, which makes all the difference when looking at value for money.

excellent color, good battery life and some good features

no viewfinder

Jun, 2009

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Panasonic SDR-H250


simply best 3ccd camera

always clean lcd, i hate touch screen

no strap

Jan, 2009

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Panasonic SDR-H250


Clear video...

good to shoot video

bad for after-processing and DVD authoring. Software provided is such crap ; Also, the video clips format isn't recognized in any editing/authoring software I could find

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:1 / 2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Color of product:Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:123000

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8 / 3.1

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.71 - 18.5 / 1.81 - 18.1
Digital Zoom:700
Filter size:1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.71 - 18.5 / 1.81 - 18.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.118 - 1.18
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Other Features

Audio Output:1 / Y
Auto focus: Yes
Flash memory:512
Manual focus: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Power Requirements:DC 7.9/ 7.2V / DC 7.9/7.2 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:VideoCam Suite 1.0

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/8000 / 1/50 - 8000; 1/25 - 2000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080


Internal storage capacity:30


Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes