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Panasonic SDR-H85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H85. 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. Views about the zoom and size are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder. Views are divided on the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SDR-H85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H85 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and reliability. The zoom and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the image quality and size.

usability, portability, zoom, reliability, price

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SDR-H85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H85 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the zoom and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, zoom

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Panasonic SDR-H85 review: Panasonic SDR-H85

 

Panasonic SDR-H85

Very good image stabilization; well-designed; manual controls.

Low-resolution LCD; dated user interface; poor low-light video; no external mic, headphone jacks.

The Panasonic SDR-H85 standard-definition camcorder is worth considering for its manual controls and powerful zoom lens in a very compact body--not video quality.

Mar, 2010

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Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic SDR-H85-K camcorder

 

The Panasonic SDR-H85-K is a standard-definition HDD camcorder equipped with a 78x optical zoom lens and an 80GB hard drive. Like its predecessor, the...

Good performance for the asking price, massive 78x optical zoom, OIS Active mode

Poor still image mode, not much different to Panasonic SDR-H80-K

The Panasonic SDR-H85-K is an excellent standard-definition camcorder that offers some great features for the asking price. If you're on the look-out for a model that's user-friendly yet highly functional, it's hard to look past the SDR-H85-K.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic SDR-H85 review: Panasonic SDR-H85

 

Panasonic SDR-H85

Very good image stabilization; well-designed; manual controls.

Low-resolution LCD; dated user interface; poor low-light video; no external mic, headphone jacks.

The Panasonic SDR-H85 standard-definition camcorder is worth considering for its manual controls and powerful zoom lens in a very compact body--not video quality.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-H85

 

Definitely not what I intended to buy, due to adverse reviews, but fortunately I went to Comet Middlebrook where they have taken the trouble to set up all makes and models for the public to play with. Fantastic facility, the only retailer I could find...

1. Not High Definition, but I am not a great fan, as I find it is often too crisp and clinical. Colour and brightness is not a problem with this camcorder. 2. Mechanical lens cover. Good, one less electronic item to go wrong, but must be closed when...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Light and easy to use

 

This camera is so light to hold and easy to use. It fits in my handbag, which is not enormous! I can just video the children as soon as I spot them doing something funny or cute when we're out and about. The picture quality is good and the battery...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Very easy

 

Very nice easy use good price very think nice

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

ok buy

 

its a ok camcorder the picture quality could be better, the zoom is awesome but starts getting very shaky,

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Wrong purchase

 

Not HD quality video as expected

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-H85

 

Very simple to operate and set up. Light weight so easy to carry - especially if going on holiday!! Zoom is very good - used at rifle range for sighting on target and advising where shots were going!

Wind across microphone sometimes drowns out voices. Low light images poor quality / grainy. Battery supplied has short life before re-charging. Recommend upgrading to bigger battery for prolonged filming.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

excellent product

 

Easy to use, fantastic memory with built in hard drive, who needs a memory card?, excellent for widescreen use eg:landscapes,family photos etc. small and compact for easy carry. The only problem i foresee is the joystick is a little fiddly,if you have...

Feb, 2011

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