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Panasonic HDC-SD800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD800. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the reliability and portability. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the durability and battery. Opinions are divided on the size.

usability, image quality, price, portability, reliability

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the battery and size are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas views about the reliability and price are mixed. There are some negative comments about the design and durability.

usability, image quality, portability, size, battery

durability, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SD800 Full HD 1920x1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (3MOS sensor, SD Card Recording, x20 Intelligent Zoom, 35mm Wide Angle Leica Lens,Panasonic SD800 Full HD 1920x1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (3MOS sensor, SD Card Recording, x20 Intelligent Zoom, 35mm Wide Angle Leica Lens,

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


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


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:7.62


Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):2.53 / 2.63
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS / MOS
Total MegaPixels:3.05

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):35 - 420
Focal length range (f-f):3.45 - 41.4 / 35 - 700
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12 / 20

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F1.5 - 2.8
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):10.1
Power requirements:AC/DC, 7.2 - 9.3 V
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 3.0

Ports & interfaces

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


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

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):4608 x 3072 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2560 x 1920,2880 x 1920,3072 x 1728,3200 x 2400,3600 x 2400,3840 x 2160,4032 x 3024,4608 x 3072,4864 x 2736


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.6

White balance

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