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Panasonic SDR-H81

Panasonic SDR-H81
alaScore 80

20 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H81. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H81 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: DAVE (

Panasonic SDR-H81




May, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic SDR-H81


Nice video quality.

No touch screen function.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: May (

Panasonic SDR-H81


small and compact

does not come with a case

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic SDR-H81


Quality bad in poor light

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Dave (

Panasonic SDR-H81


Very good all round camera.

No Bad points found yet.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: B (

Panasonic SDR-H81


Used this camcorder everyday for 3 weeks to film a project, never used one before, however I always buy Panasonic. What a bit of kit !

If I had to choose something on this camcorder that is not 100% it would be the still image quality on the memory card.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Sameer (

Panasonic SDR-H81


Overall the product is excellent

The Zoom in and Zoom out button has not been placed in a comfortable position, you will need to adjust the strap on the side quite a bit to get that right!

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Huw (

Panasonic SDR-H81


Very user friendly, chnage modes with a twist of a dail.

Download software not brilliant - does not include 'ignore duplicate images'.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Nicola (

Panasonic SDR-H81


Really easy to use

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: joshua (

Panasonic SDR-H81


60GB internal memory

I miss the old style veiw finders, the fold out screens just don't feel the same.

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications




Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
USB Connection: Yes


Screen Resolution:123200 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 in
Screen Type:LCD

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Effective Pixels:0.4 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:640x480, 640x360 pixels
Total MegaPixels:0.8 Megapixels


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.9-5.7
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:100 x
Filter Size:37 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):38.5-2695 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):1.5-105 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Optical)
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: Yes
Optical Zoom:70 x
Shutter speeds:1/25-1/8000 s
White Balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, White Set


Dimensions (HxWxD):67x53x107 mm
Weight:300 g


Miscellaneous:YouTube Uploading Function, Easy Copying to DVD Disc with VW-BN1


Sensor Size:1/8 in
Sensor Type:CCD


Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:60 GB
External Memory Type:Secure Digital, SDHC
Extra Memory Support: Yes


HDV Recording: No
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-2
Recording Format:Hard Drive / SDHC / MMC