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Panasonic HDC-SD80

alaTest has collected and analysed 115 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and value for money are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the build quality.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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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

Despite being a lower end model, the SD80 still offers Panasonic’s latest Hybrid OIS. This blends electronic and optical systems to provide even more powerful stabilisation, tuned to smooth out the low-frequency vibrations caused by shooting whilst...

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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.

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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...

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 is a compact camcorder that's capable of shooting full high-definition movies. It can record four different HD formats, providing a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It records movies onto a SD memory card, with 64GB SDXC cards...

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 is a decent camcorder, offering good image quality, but at this price it doesn't really offer any stand out features. It's difficult to criticise, as it's a good all-rounder, but it could be a bit cheaper

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.

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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...

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD80

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 50 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD80 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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90% 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 - Brown (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New HybPanasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder - Red (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New HybriPanasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder - Red (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybri

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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

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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

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Horrendous instructions for old people

 

Picture quality is fantastic, and what it can do is superb. But it will take a 70 year old like me months to get to know how to use it.

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Nice features but...

 

Very, very fragile piece of equipment all round. Especially badly design zoom button, projects outside of the confines of the body and much care has to be taken to avoid breaking it off when handling, taking in/out of case/pocket. The lens rattles but...

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best purchase so far

 

after reading a few reviews i decided to buy this product and was over the moon withits value.

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.8''

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/25
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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