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Panasonic SDR-H 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H 20. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The memory and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the battery.

usability, portability, memory, size, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H 20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the price. The portability is also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the usability. There are some critical opinions about the battery.

portability, price


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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic - SDR-H20 - HDD and SD CamcorderPanasonic - SDR-H20 - HDD and SD Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: staff (

Panasonic SDR-H20 review


A hard disk drive camcorder for the everyman

30GB hard drive ; SD memory support ; Dolby Digital sound

Poor still images ; Slight jitter in video ; Average sound

A great set of manual controls and videomaking features is let down a little by the image and sound performance

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: rcoleman (



I've had this camera a few days now and I love it. Although it's a bit painful to download to my PC, the actual use of the camera is fantastic. It's intuitive to use and takes great quality film and pictures. It was definitely worth the money.

A 30GB hard drive, included SD card, feels pretty light in small hands. A trivial thing, but I love that the lens cap clips on to the hand strap so it's not dangling down as you try to film.

Port to connect the USB cable to the camera is underneath the battery. I would have thought it would make more sense to put the port somewhere more accessible so that you didn't have to remove the battery to connect the camera to your PC. Considering...

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:1


Colour of product:Silver


Display diagonal:6.86

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36 - 1152
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 73.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:32

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Flash memory:512
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual Focus: No
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power requirements:DC 7.9 V/7.2 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/8000


Internal storage capacity:30


Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.1

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes