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Panasonic SDR-H60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H60. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and zoom are also appreciated. The reliability and connectivity get critical comments, and there are some mixed views about the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H60 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The zoom and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed views about the battery.

usability, price, zoom, portability, image quality

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-H60 60 GB Hard Drive Camcorder with 50x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic SDR-H60 60 GB Hard Drive Camcorder with 50x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Panasonic SDR-H60 review


This hard disk camcorder may not have the refined looks of Sony's DCR-SR55E, but it has impressive features. The most obvious of these is the 60GB hard disk, which holds 14 hours of video at the highest quality setting of 10Mbit/s.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


As the 'middle child' in Panasonic's standard-def HDD family, the SDR-H60 arguably serves little purpose. It lacks the advanced features found on the SDR-H280, yet adds little of note when compared to the SDR-H40.

Huge 50x optical zoom, 60GB hard drive + SD-card slot, good value for money

Plain, uninspired design, struggle in low light levels, the SDR-H40 represents even better value for money

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: David Kender (

Panasonic SDR-H60 Camcorder Review


The Panasonic SDR-H60 ($499 MSRP) is the company's top single-chip, standard definition hard drive camcorder, and it packs a wallop when it comes to features: 50x optical zoom and 60GB capacity. Nothing in this price range can beat the SDR-H60, at...

These improvements, however, are not without their disappointments. One of the best features from last year's HDC-HS100 and HDC-SD100 was the multi-function lens ring, which controlled zoom, focus, white balance, shutter speed, and iris. This year, the...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Jayesh Limaye (

Panasonic SDR-H60


This is a remarkably tiny camcorder that packs in a 60GB hard drive.

Compact size and light, 50x optical zoom, Optical image stabilization, Swivel LCD, 60 GB hard drive + SD HC storage, Good battery life, Good zoom microphone

Lackluster image quality, Dim image at maximum zoom, No headphone jack, No carry pouch, No remote controller, Thumb dial not easy to operate

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: David Kender (

Panasonic SDR-H60


The SDR-H60 is a standard definition camcorder from Panasonic that records to an internal hard drive. The performance is nothing of note, but the camcorder definitely has some allure. The 50x optical zoom is among the most powerful of any camcorder on...

Panasonic's typical claim to fame in camcorders is its appeal for the enthusiast market. The SDR-H60 does not disappoint, offering focus, white balance, gain, and fully independent aperture and shutter control. No other camcorder in its class can match...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: David Kender (

Panasonic SDR-H60


Panasonic SDR-H60 Camcorder Review

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: clive (

Panasonic SDRH60


excellent zoom quality, easy to use


Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Cam


It was just so easy to operate. My Mom baught a new Easy Share Kodak and can't figure everything out lol. But mine has made me a believer on New Eggs products. I have built my entire computer through this site and this Panasonic SDR-H60 complements...

Great 50x zoom, was a daughters track meet sitting high up in bleachers and could zoom on her all around the track with a great quality. Yook it home hooked up to pc and in 10 min shared with all family across the nation and they all couldn't believe...

None so far and don't think there ever will be

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Jonas (

Good Little Camera


Don't use in areas that aren't well lit, it doesn't show up too well

Small, easy to use. Decent still pictures for a video camera. Quality is pretty good, hard drive is nice to have. Battery lasts quite a while for how small it is and doesn't take long to charge

Almost too small for somebody with larger hands. Software that comes with it is marginal at best, if you really want to do some video editing, get some decent software. Plus, it doesn't work on my laptop (that might be an issue with my comp though, not...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: MADMAT (

Should be $79.99 at Walmart.


The video from this thing reminded me of a toy from Walmart or one of those really lame police videos from TV where you are like WTH kind of ancient security camera was that??? Why did they even install it if you can't see the robbers/murderers/muggers...

Newegg. They allowed me to confess my mistake of buying this thing and allowed me to exchange it for a nice Canon HD. I really had done no homework and if I would have just read the NEWEGG reviews ( I can't believe I didn't....I ALWAYS ALWAYS DO!!) I...

Bad picture quality and proprietary video format. But most importantly just plain old pathetic video quality. Spend the extra 200 for a good high def hard drive camera.

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:2


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver


Display diagonal:6.86

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2500
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):34.5 - 1725 / 40.9 - 2046
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 90
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:50

Other features

Additional accessories:AC Adaptor, AC Cable, DC Cable, AV Cable, USB Cable
Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:1.8 - 90
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4
Power requirements:DC 7.2/9.3 V / DC7.2 V/9.3 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:VideoCam Suite 1.0

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 360,640 x 480 / 640 x 480


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:60


Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes