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Panasonic HDC-SD9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 517 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD9. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the battery. The control panel and viewfinder get less positive reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability, viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD9 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the durability. Comments are divided on the size.

usability, image quality, portability, price, reliability

durability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD9EB-S HD CamcorderPanasonic HDC-SD9EB-S HD Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the control panel and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability, viewfinder, control panel

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD9 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic HDC-SD9 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The HDC-SD9 is an evolutionary upgrade of the SD5. While the majority of changes are arguably minor, they combine to lift the camcorder head-and-shoulders above its predecessor, not to mention the majority of competitors.

Ultra lightweight design, stunning 'full HD' video resolution, improved battery/SD card arrangement, solid still images mode, Face Detection technology

SDHC media not cheap, no external microphone jack

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (photoreview.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

An ultra-compact HD camcorder for everyday snapshooters.Panasonic's tiny HDC-SD9 camcorder represents the third generation of high-definition camcorders that record exclusively to an SD memory card. Designed for point-and-shoot video photographers, it...

Aside from providing a reasonably good range of video recording settings, the SD9 has a few manual controls to satisfy video enthusiasts. The video menu is straightforward and generally well designed, as shown i nthe illustration below.

Jul, 2008

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (pcauthority.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

Key improvements over the SD5 make this a still more enticing pocket HD camcorder prospect

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.6cm
Height:6.7cm
Weight:275g
Width:6.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86 / 7.62

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:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HDC-SD9/HDC-SD9EB-S/HDC-SD9EG-S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):2.61
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1 / 25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS / MOS
Total MegaPixels:2.1 / 3.32

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1500 / 700
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42.9 - 429
Focal length range (f-f):28 - 1120 / 3 - 30 / 42.9 - 429
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10 / 21
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:520Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:560Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

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

Other features

Additional accessories:AC Adaptor, AC Cable, DC Cable, Video Component Cable, AV Cable, IR Remote, USB Cable
Audio output:1 / Y
Audio recording formats:AC3
Auto Focus: Yes
Flash:Y
Flash memory:16384
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):5.8 / 6.8
Power requirements:DC 7.2/9.3 V / DC7.2 V/9.3 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer 2.5E / HD Writer AE 3.0

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

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):1920 x 1080 / 2592 x 1944

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:60

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:700
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8 / 12.6
Height :6.3 / 6.7 / 7.4
Weight:244 / 27.6 / 275 / 390
Width:5.1 / 6.5 / 7.5

White balance

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