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Panasonic SDR-H81

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. Comments about the size and durability are on the whole positive. The memory and portability are also appreciated, whereas opinions about the battery and design are mixed. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and image quality.

usability, portability, memory, durability, size

zoom, image quality, viewfinder

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic SDR-H81 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the usability. The design also gets good feedback.

design, usability

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

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Dec, 2017

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