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Panasonic HDC-SD90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD90. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the reliability and viewfinder, and there are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

viewfinder, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD90 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-SD90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD90 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good comments, but reviews are divided on the design. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

viewfinder

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SD90 Full HD 1920x1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (SD Card Recording, x40 Intelligent Zoom, x26 Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide Angle Lens &Panasonic SD90 Full HD 1920x1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (SD Card Recording, x40 Intelligent Zoom, x26 Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide Angle Lens &

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD90 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and zoom. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, portability, zoom, price

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HDC-SD90K 3D Compatible SD Memory Camcorder (Black)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Marc Chacksfield (t3.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD90 review

 

The key to producing a decent 3D camcorder is to make sure that, first and foremost, it is a great 2D camera. Panasonic managed this admirably with its first 3Dcorder – the high-end HDC-SDT750 – but now it has brought the technology to the mid-range...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD90 - Pocket-lint

 

We've seen a few 3D-capable camcorders making their debuts recently, including JVC's GS-TD1 and GZ-HM960 and Panasonic's HDC-SDT750. The HDC-SD90 is Panasonic's

Slick design, comfortable, flexible shooting options, 1080p capture

3D capability is patchy, no headphone socket

Overall, the SD90 is a splendid camcorder for the sub-£500 price bracket and offers lots to get excited about, even before you consider its 3D capabilities. Apart from its slick chassis and comfortable design, its versatility is a key selling point and...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Robert Hull (techradar.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD90 review

 

Full HD camcorder with option for 3D shooting

HD movie quality ; 28mm wide-angle lens ; Responsive touchscreen ; Input/output terminals ; Range of manual features

Auto white balance issues ; Average bass quality on audio ; Unnecessary 3D option ; Zoom too fast

Panasonic's HDC-SD90 records Full HD 1920 x 1080/50p video to SDHC and SDXC cards and is part of the firm's 1MOS range for 2011.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD90 first look

 

The Panasonic HDC-SD90 is the flagship of Panasonic's single CMOS sensor (or 1MOS) camcorder range.

The Panasonic HDC-SD90 is well built and has good ergonomics with an intuitive touchscreen control. It has a bright lens plus decent lens reach and feature set but is relatively expensive and clad in a plastic-y high gloss case.

Aug, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD90

 

Panasonic's latest mid-range offering can shoot 3D, but there's much more to it than that.

Great video performance ; Comprehensive enthusiast features ; Optional 3D shooting

No headphone minijack ; 3D lens £280 extra

The 3D compatibility may be the biggest headline for the HDC-SD90, but at its core this is essentially a very well featured midrange HD camcorder. If your budget can’t quite stretch to a high-end model, this model would make a very acceptable...

Mar, 2011

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD90 review

 

Panasonic's HDC-SD90 mid-range HD camcorder replaces last year's Best-Buy-winning Panasonic HDC-SD60. The camcorder feels tiny - it's the height of a can of Coke but skinny as a Red Bull. The SD90 records on SD cards only, but you can fit up to a 64GB...

Great all-round image quality in a compact package - the best mid-range camcorder we've seen.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD90 review

 

Panasonic's mid-range digital camcorder sports some surprisingly high-end features, but how's the quality?

But, the biggest challenge for the SD90 comes not from its bigger brother, or even other camcorders at the same price, but the steady encroachment on its territory by DSLRs and SLD (single lens, direct view) stills cameras, whose raw quality is...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (techworld.com)

Panasonic SD90 review

 

Full HD video shooting and intuitive function selection at your fingertips thanks to the SD90's flip-out touch-screen LCD

In short, here is a device comparable with the semi-enthusiast Canon in terms of quality, yet boasting a smaller form factor more in common with an entry level camcorder.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD90

 

The Panasonic HDC-SD90 measures 50.5mm x 63mm x 118.5mm (W/H/D) and weighs just 244g. The included battery offers great recording time. We got about 120 minutes on full HD setting. The camera records to SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, so expect to buy at least a...

The Panasonic HDC-SD90 is a brilliant little camera - packing in many of the features of its considerably pricier sibling, the HDC-SD90 is a great all round performer at a price that won’t break the bank. Panasonic HDC-SD90 is tagged with Panasonic...

Apr, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD90

 

Panasonic's mid-range digital camcorder sports some surprisingly high-end features, but how's the quality?

A very good, compact camcorder with rock-steady image stabilisation and great low ligh358t performance

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size: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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