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Panasonic HDC-SD800

alaTest has collected and analysed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the memory and color are generally positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical comments about the build quality. Opinions about the battery and value for money are mixed.

usability, image quality, portability, color, memory

durability

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 139 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD800

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 27 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, usability, image quality, battery

value for money, build quality

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic SD800 Full HD 1920x1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (3MOS sensor, SD Card Recording, x20 Intelligent Zoom, 35mm Wide Angle Leica Lens,

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, image quality, value for money, portability, memory

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HDC-SD800K 3 MOS Twin Memory 3D Compatible Camcorder (Black)

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Panasonic HDC-SD800 review

 

Panasonic's single-sensor Panasonic HDC-SD90 impressed us with its detailed outdoor footage. The HDC-SD800 doesn't have the SD90's accessory shoe or microphone input - you'll need to buy the high-end HDC-SD900 for those - but its array three dedicated...

A superb all-round camcorder - if you want the best video quality currently available, this is the model to buy.

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Panasonic HDC-SD800

 

Panasonic has a history of producing solid prosumer camcorders that deliver excellent video quality and performance, but have unexciting, functional designs. That tradition continues with the latest crop of models. Updates to last year's 700 series,...

Generally excellent video quality and a straightforward, if somewhat unglamorous, interface highlight the Panasonic HDC-HS900 , TM900 , and SD800 's capabilities.

Wonky white balance and lack of a built-in neutral density filter are the two biggest drawbacks of an otherwise very good series of prosumer camcorders.

Panasonic's trio of prosumer camcorders, the hard-disk-based HDC-HS900 and flash-based TM900 and SD800, deliver generally excellent video quality and provide the full set of manual controls and features advanced users want. But you have to be willing...

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Panasonic HDC x900

 

Panasonic's trio of prosumer camcorders, the hard-disk-based HDC-HS900 and flash-based TM900 and SD800, deliver generally excellent video quality and provide the full set of manual controls and features advanced users want. But you have to be willing...

Generally excellent video quality and a straightforward, if somewhat unglamorous, interface highlight the Panasonic HDC-HS900 , TM900 , and SD800 's capabilities

Wonky white balance and lack of a built-in neutral density filter are the two biggest drawbacks of an otherwise very good series of prosumer camcorders

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Panasonic HDC-SD800 Review

 

'The Panasonic HDC-SD800 HD Camcorder\xa0is part of the new, 4-model HDC series of camcorders from Panasonic, which are the follow-ups to the successful 700 HDC models. Priced at $849.99 -- the lowest out of the four new HDC models -- the SD800 offers...

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Panasonic HDC-SD800

 

Superb image quality. Light and easy to carry

High performance PC needed to view and process images although I assume this would apply to all similar HD camcorders. Not used enough to assess battery life properly but seems reasonable

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"Panasonic HDC-SD800 have great quality of video!"

 

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great video quality, great low light

no viewfindner, short working time from battery

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"Great Almost Pro Camera!"

 

I had been waiting a long time to find a camera with high visual fidelity without all of the consumer oriented junk that comes with most home cameras, and this is it. I will go from the most annoying problems/features, and move up from there.

+ 3 CMOS sensors an excellent job at color accuracy

- Lack of accurate auto color balance

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Panasonic HDC-SD800

 

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:3X 1/4.1''

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
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:3D READY
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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