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Panasonic SDR-H90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H90. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and zoom are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the color and viewfinder. There are some mixed reviews about the battery and image quality.

portability, usability, price, zoom, size

viewfinder, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H90 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the price and size are overall positive. The zoom and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the viewfinder, and some have doubts about the image quality.

portability, usability, zoom, size, price

image quality

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-H90 Camcorder With 80GB Hard Disc Drive & SD Card compatibility (70x Optical Zoom) - BlackPanasonic SDR-H90 Camcorder With 80GB Hard Disc Drive & SD Card compatibility (70x Optical Zoom) - Black

Mar, 2018

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Panasonic SDR-H90 Camcorder


The first thing that you will notice about the Panasonic SDR-H90 is just how small and light it is, weighing in at just over 300 grams. This weight and size means that it is easy to slip into your pocket when out and about and only really notice it...

This is a very high performance camera for a very low price, and as such it has become very popular. It certainly is a great piece of kit for those who want a camcorder that is easy to transport, or one that gives good results with very little...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Sandeep Balachandran (

Panasonic SDR-H90 - Tech2


A compact little camcorder with a mighty optical zoom.

Mar, 2010

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Panasonic SDR-H90


light weight and easy to use

Jun, 2010

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Panasonic SDR-H90


I have been using this camcorder for the past weeks, especially during a recetn holiday. I found it to be easy to use, with good sound reproduction and sharp images. Battery life is excellent, needing only one charge during the holiday. I was...

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Jun, 2010

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Panasonic SDR-H90


easy to use.

no eye view finder(a must have) lens cover is manual. very frustrating on moving objects, (this is where an eye view finder is needed) take pot luck in bright sunlight. no case included.veery dissapointed. will be on offer on Ebay shortly. of little...

Apr, 2010

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great quality images, eay to use, light and compact, great value for money.


Oct, 2009

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It's Small And Compact Great For holiday's

None yet!!!

Sep, 2009

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Panasonic SDR-H90


great quality images, eay to use, light and compact, great value for money


Sep, 2009

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Very easy to use.

Cannot buy a spare battery at present. The sotware does not give you the ability to print of still photos directly.

Jul, 2009

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Light weight and like built in hard drive

Low light video poor

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

The hybrid camcorder SDR-H90 can record either on its built-in hard disk drive or on SD/SDHC memory card. Besides the high capacity HDD the SDR-H90 camcorder features a powerful 70x optical zoom combined with an advanced optical image stabilization system that corrects hand-shake around 4,000 times per second. The SDR-H90 camcorder features the YouTube Uploader function that makes video uploading super easy! Simply set the camcorder to "Web Mode" and it will record the movie in a YouTube compatible format. After shooting connect the camcorder via USB to a PC and the YouTube Uploader automatically starts. Simply follow the procedure to upload your video clips to the YouTube video-sharing site. The SDR-H90 camcorder offers a function that simplifies the process of copying recordings from the memory card or hard disk drive to a DVD. No PC is required. A DVD disc created this way can be easily played directly from a DVD player.


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Manufacturer Battery Name:Panasonic VW-VBG070

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:6


Colour of product:Black

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:3500
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38.5 - 2695
Focal length range (f-f):1.5 - 105
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.9-5.7
Max Focal Length:105mm
Min Focal Length:1.5mm
Optical Zoom:70
Optical Zoom:70
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.41Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8" ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Advanced O.I.S.)

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.8
Power requirements:DC7.2V / 9.3V
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:VideoCam Suite V2.0

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Internal storage capacity:80

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:3500
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.7

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes