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Panasonic HDC-SD20

alaTest has collected and analysed 96 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the portability and battery are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the color.

usability, price, image quality, battery, portability

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and memory. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the design, while views are divided on the price.

usability, image quality, portability, memory, zoom

design

55% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD20 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with Intelligent Auto Mode & 16x Optical Zoom - BlackPanasonic HDC-SD20 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with Intelligent Auto Mode & 16x Optical Zoom - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability and usability. The memory and battery are also mentioned favorably.

price, battery, memory, usability, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD20 HD Flash Camcorder (Black)Panasonic HDC-SD20 HD Flash Camcorder (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-SD20-K camcorder

 

Ultra-compact HD camcorder with optical image stabilisation

Portable design, user-friendly interface, effective optical image stablisation

Outdated specifications, cheap aesthetics, image quality could be better

The Panasonic HDC-SD20-K is a reasonable high-definition camcorder that manages to impress thanks to its low price tag. It distinguishes itself from the SD crowd thanks to the inclusion of O.I.S and lots of user-friendly features.

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:9

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.7cm/12.8cm
Height:6.7cm/6.9cm
Weight:270g/360g
Width:6.4cm

Display

Display:LCD
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:Beach / Fireworks / Low light / Portrait mode / Scenery / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HDC-SD20EB-K/HDC-SD20EB-R/HDC-SD20EB-S/HDC-SD20EC-S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:1.17

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):44.1 - 706
Focal length range (f-f):2.95 - 47.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.3
Max Focal Length:47.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.95mm
Optical Zoom:16
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black/Red/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.17Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.17Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.47Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

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

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):5.6
Power requirements:DC7.2V / 9.3V
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 1.0

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / H.264
Digital Zoom:1000
Face Detection:Built-in/Built-in / Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.7
Height :6.7
Weight:270
Width:6.4

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes