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Panasonic HDC-SD80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD80. 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. People really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the battery, while the reliability and memory get less positive reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

viewfinder, memory, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD80 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the zoom and price are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

viewfinder

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder - Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New HyPanasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder - Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hy

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD80 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. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the size. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD80K HD SD Card Camcorder (Black)Panasonic HDC-SD80K HD SD Card Camcorder (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

A budget model that still offers some user controls.

Decent low-light performance, Touch-screen LCD, Manual features

Relatively expensive for a budget model, No accessory shoe, No mic input

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD80EB-K review

 

The first of Panasonic's new camcorders, the SD card-based HDC-SD90, gained a five-star rating thanks to its great image quality. The HDC-SD80 is the next model down. It's even smaller, being almost as tiny as an airline-sized ginger ale, also records...

Panasonic's SD80 has far worse video quality than the SD90, so it's definitely not worth the £50 saving.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

With the latest camera phones capable of shooting 1080p video, manufacturers of camcorders are having to try harder than ever to sell their products. The Panasonic HDC-SD80 sits at the affordable end of the market, offering loads of features at a price...

Overall, we like the Panasonic HDC-SD80. Although there are more affordable options on the market, it's a very capable device, and the decent touchscreen, big zoom and ability to shoot Full HD video make it an attractive option. Panasonic HDC-SD80 is...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic SD80 review: Panasonic SD80

 

The Panasonic HDC-TM80, SD80 and HS80 camcorders provide manual controls in a functional, if somewhat boring, design.

The sub-HD resolution sensor produces merely satisfactory video.

A functional trio of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80, and HS80 are notable for their manual exposure controls, unusual for their price class, and well designed touch-screen interface but otherwise you can find better options. Of the three, the...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

Panasonic's SD card-based HD camcorder has exceptional zoom quality and a blinding front LED light.

A good range of automatic features ; Compact and lightweight ; Good video quality

Intelligent auto lighting can be blinding ; Stills are predictably not a strong point ; Battery jutting out makes hitting the record button a little tough

Sitting price-wise, as it does, at the intersection of more fully featured prosumer models and the really cheap entry-level camcorder range, the SD80 offers a fair balance of quality and features that should enable amateur videographers to improve...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Cybershack (cybershack.com)

Review: Panasonic HDC-SD80 Camcorder

 

Panasonic has been hitting the market with more camcorders than you can poke a fluffy microphone at. And as if to prove the point, enter the HDC-SD80, which the company released earlier this year, and might be one of those camcorders that will make...

light, easy to use, great features

May, 2011

Expert review by: Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD80 HD Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic SD80, as well as the TM80 and HS80, are really tweener devices. They have advanced features only found on the high-end Panasonic models just last year and a handful of manual controls, yet they lack the options that I think make for a...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: DanyRambe (ciao.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

The first of Panasonic's new camcorders, the SD card-based HDC-SD90, gained a five-star rating thanks to its great image quality. The HDC-SD80 is the next model down. It's even smaller, being almost as tiny as an airline-sized ginger ale, also records...

The spring-loaded lens cover is another cost-cutting exercise. Unusually, it flicks down automatic

Our biggest worry when looking at the specs was the sensor size. Instead of the SD90's 1/4.1in sen

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: asoltas (ciao.co.uk)

Its worth it!

 

Panasonic's High Definition HDC-SD80 camcorder features a 33.7mm wide lens, 42x Intelligent Zoom, the newly developed Hybrid O.I.S, a 2.7” touch screen and iA (Intelligent Auto). These slim and stylish camcorders are perfect for anyone who is looking...

When using Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Resolution technology lets you shoot at high-zoom rates w

havent found any

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Denise (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC SD80

 

Easy to use good quality images

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital / STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1790
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6
Charging source:AC

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1 / 7
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / ENG, ESP
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black / Brown / Red / Silver
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.1
Effective megapixels (movie):1.3
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000 / 90
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):33.7 - 1240
Focal length range (f-f):2.38 - 81
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):124
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.37
Optical Zoom:34

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4
Audio output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:1.8 - 4.0 / F1.8 - 4.0
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual exposure: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.4 / 7.7
Power requirements:AC/DC, 3.6 - 5.0 V
Video Out:1
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 3.0
Cables included:AC, USB / AV, USB
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1 / 2
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000 / 1/30-1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/25
Shutter speed (video):1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2304 x 1296
Still image resolution(s):1856 x 1392 / 640 x 480,1856 x 1392,1920 x 1080,2064 x 1376,2304 x 1296 / 640 x 480,1856 x 1392,1920 x 1080,2304 x 1296

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:17
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9
Height :5.9
Weight:192
Width:5.13 / 5.15

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Manual / Auto, Cloudy, Sunny / Auto, Manual, Sunny