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Panasonic HDC-SD90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 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. Comments about the zoom and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and viewfinder. Comments are divided on 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 are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the viewfinder. There are some mixed reviews about the design.

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 &

May, 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 are impressed by the price and zoom. The portability and image quality also get good feedback.

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)

May, 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

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, HUN, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230400

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):2.61
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:3.32

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1500
Filter Size:4.15
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):28 - 729
Focal length range (f-f):2.82 - 59.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:21

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens focal range:F1.8 - 3.5
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.7
Power requirements:AC/DC, 3.6 - 5.0 V
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

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

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2688 x 1792
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2592 x 1944,2816 x 1584

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8
Height :6.3
Weight:244
Width:5.05

White balance

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