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Panasonic HDC-SX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SX5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and size. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the portability. Some have doubts about the color and design.

usability, price, image quality, size, battery

design, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SX5 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-SX5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SX5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the zoom and size. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the price.

usability, image quality, portability, size, zoom

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SX5EB Hybrid High Definition Camcorder (Memory & DVD)Panasonic HDC-SX5EB Hybrid High Definition Camcorder (Memory & DVD)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SX5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SX5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The battery and price are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, battery, portability, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SX5 AVCHD 3CCD High Definition Flash Memory & DVD Camcorder with 10X Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic HDC-SX5 AVCHD 3CCD High Definition Flash Memory & DVD Camcorder with 10X Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2016

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

Expert Review

 

Despite being soundly beaten with the ugly stick, this is a quality piece of hardware capable of capturing beautiful high-def video. If you can get past the bulky design, you won't be disappointed.

Unsurpassed high-def visuals, two recording formats in one, plenty of modes and features

Bulky and unattractive design, poorly designed directional stick

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
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

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1 / 5
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.2cm
Height:9.4cm
Weight:0.54kg
Width:8.4cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:300000

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-SX5E-S/HDC-SX5EB-S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total MegaPixels:0.56 / 2.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:25 / 700
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42.9 - 429
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 30
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
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, PC Cable
Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
I/O ports:A/V
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):10.2
Power requirements:DC 7.2/9.3 V
Recording speed:13 Mbps
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer 2.0E

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported:DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.2 / 9.35
Height :15.1 / 9.35
Weight:540
Width:8.35

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes