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Panasonic HDC-SD40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD40. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SD40 Full HD Camcorder - Black (SD Card Recording, x16.8 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + AF Tracking)Panasonic SD40 Full HD Camcorder - Black (SD Card Recording, x16.8 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + AF Tracking)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the memory.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD40 Camcorder Tripod Medium Flexible Tripod - by VidproPanasonic HDC-SD40 Camcorder Tripod Medium Flexible Tripod - by Vidpro

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1 / 7
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, NOR, POL, SWE, TUR

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.19
Effective megapixels (movie):1.19 / 11.9
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42.9 - 721
Focal length range (f-f):2.9 - 48.7
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:16.8

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F1.8 - 2.6
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.7
Power requirements:AC/DC, 3.6 - 5.0 V / AC/DC, 3.6/5.0 V
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer LE 1.0
Cables included:AC, AV, USB

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/25
Shutter speed (video):1/30-1/8000 / 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i / 1080p
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8
Height :5.74 / 5.75
Weight:169
Width:5.15

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Manual / Auto, Cloudy, Sunny