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Panasonic SDR-H40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H40. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SDR-H40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality. The price is also appreciated.

usability, price, image quality

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-H40 40GB Hard Drive Camcorder with Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic SDR-H40 40GB Hard Drive Camcorder with Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SDR-H40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

viewfinder

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-H40 40GB Hard Drive Camcorder with 42x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic SDR-H40 40GB Hard Drive Camcorder with 42x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2016

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

Expert Review

 

With its 30GB hard drive, SD card slot and 42x optical zoom, the SDR-H40 is a versatile little performer. If you're on the lookout for an affordable standard-def camera for casual use, it is definitely one of the better buys on the market.

Solid video performance for specs and asking price, 30GB hard drive, 42x optical zoom, records to both SD card and HDD

Image quality takes a significant hit under dim lighting

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: MightyTriby (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

Great camera, very easy to use. Just turn it on and it records. No complicated touch screen menus etc. Picture quality is good, only standard definition (not into HD tv etc, so SD is fine for me). Saves straight onto the hard drive, so no tape or discs...

Love the zoom on the H60 - best closeups ever. Easy to use, turn it on and it goes. Camera menu is easy. Handshake stabiliser works great.

When transfering from the camera to the computer, a bit fiddly having to use mains power instead of the battery power. Didn't dislike it, just a bit awkward with having to plug the charger into the camera via a dummy batttery.

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Minimum illumination:2

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.3 / 0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):34.5 - 1449 / 40.7 - 1710 / 40.9 - 1718
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 75.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:42

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Y
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4
Power requirements:DC 7.2/ 9.3 V / DC 7.2/9.3 V / DC 7.2V / 9.3V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:A/V

Packaging Content

Bundled software:VideoCam Suite 1.0

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000 / 1/30 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage

Internal storage capacity:40

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6
Height :7 / 7.01
Weight:340 / 340.1
Width:6.7

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes