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Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilization

Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilization
Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilization


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Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilization


Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilization

The HDC-SD5 hi-def camcorder can copy recordings from the SD Memory Card to a DVD disc, maintaining the original full-HD format, or use the included software to burn a full-HD recording from an SD Memory Card to a DVD disc on your PC.Images recorded by conventional HD camcorders have only 1,440 horizontal pixels, while full-HD camcorders have 1,920; that’s about 30 percent more recording pixels! The result is a level of detail and resolution that goes beyond anything you’ve ever experienced before. And because full-HD recordings contain a vast amount of picture information, they look beautiful not only on high-definition TVs, but on standard-definition TVs as well.Camera shake happens. Unsteady hands, shooting while in motion: these factors can reduce the quality of your video. But Panasonic has developed its best-ever built-in Optical Image Stabilization, which compensates for hand-shake and helps keep your videos crisp, steady and blur-free.The HDC-SD5 comes with a world-class Leica

  • Record HD video direct to SDHC cards; up to 1 hour on a 4 GB SDHC card
  • 1920 x 1080 full-HD recording; HD Advanced Pure Color Engine
  • Leica Dicomar lens with 10x optical zoom; built-in Advanced O.I.S.
  • 2.7-inch wide-angle LCD monitor; 170-degree viewing angle
  • Intelligent Contrast Control

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  1. 68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Just the right combination…, September 16, 2007
    By 
    Kent (Newfields, NH, United States) –
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    This review is from: Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilization (Electronics)

    I was thrilled with how small this camera is. It fits in your hand as if it were a half full 12 oz. can of soda. It’s very light, but the fortunately the image stabilization makes it shoot like it was a heavier camera.

    I ran into an issue with iMovie ’07 (part of Apple’s iLife ’08) that caused the screen to stretch wider, making people look fat. This will likely be resolved soon by Apple, and for now I’ve taken to using the 1440 X 1080 resolution which imports just fine.

    I’ve also fitted a 37mm mount size aftermarket wide angle lens which really helps for shooting indoors. Some have complained that the video is a bit more grainy while indoors and in darker conditions than the HD1, but I can’t complain.

    So far, the battery life seems to run an hour and 10 minutes, which is better than the 55 minutes it’s rated for.

    This camera does not include an SD card, so you’ll want to pick up a 4GB (40 minutes) or 8 GB (80 minutes) card. I got the class 6 version of those SDHC cards for a faster transfer. I think I might stick with the 4 GB size in the future so I can easily burn the files to a blank DVD which holds 4.7 GB. Also, make sure you have a card reader that supports SDHC. It also doesn’t include an HDMI cable, so pick one of those up if you have a TV capable of HDMI. Belkin makes the least expensive cable at $20.

    And finally, if you’re a Mac user, you should know that only the Intel Macs (that have been out since January of ’06) support the AVCHD editing.

    Some have complained about the low light grain that this camera tends to have. I’ve noticed it as well, and apparently the HD1 is slightly better indoors. But this wasn’t a huge issue for me.

    The only thing that would make this camera perfect for me would be an external mic input.

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  2. 25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best that’s out there right now., November 27, 2007
    By 
    A. Johnston (TX) –
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    This review is from: Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilization (Electronics)

    This is the first camcorder I have bought in a while. My last one was a Canon MiniDV that did progressive frame shooting. I’ve been researching for months on and off and following the progress of HD camcorders.

    I personally love this camera, there are only a few, mute things about this camera that I miss.

    Pros:

    – It’s small and very light weight; almost too light. I *almost* found myself wishing it were a little heavier to make it easier to hold the camera steady. But it’s great like it is.
    – The picture quality is great. Having had a progressive scan camcorder before, I notice the interlacing, but it’s no where near as bad as the MiniDV camcorder I had before that did interlacing. There is a slight grain to the picture in low light, but this is to be expected, and after reading several reviews about how “horrible” the low light was, I thought it was great. It wasn’t near as bad for me as people were making it out to be, but that’s a subjective thing. (I viewed this on both a 720 and 1080 screen)
    – Audio is good, it doesn’t make me too loud (since I’m holding the camera and the mic is right next to me) and I can clearly hear thing that are farther out.
    – Battery life is great. I can easily get over an hour, and it seems to indicate it can do more than that, though I haven’t put that to the test yet and the manual says I can only get a maximum of 1 hour and 25 minutes (55 minutes actual). So we’ll see.
    – I kind of like that the battery and SD card are tucked away underneath. I don’t agree with a previous review that the door and hinge are made cheaply. It seems standard to me.
    – I love the SD card recording media. No more tapes! No more mini-DVDs! No more having to hook up your hard drive based camcorder to the computer to copy files!

    Cons:

    – I imagine I’ll miss that there’s no external mic input. But I bought this anticipating to use it as a point-and-shoot camcorder. I’m just starting a family and wanted to capture everything, and this will do it. I don’t plan on making any little movies with it. (I’ll probably continue to use my progressive scan camera for that)
    – The field of view is narrow. I don’t know if this is just how camcorders are these days, or if I’m just used to my Kodak digital camera that has a wide-view mode. I ended up buying a 0.5x and 0.7x lens to put on it, and this helps be get “the big picture” so I can capture more of what’s going on in a scene.
    – I don’t know where to get an extra battery. Do the SD1 batteries work with this? Where do I buy them? The manual gives me model numbers of 3 different batteries, but finding a place to buy them is though; and the ones I do find are $100+!
    – It doesn’t remember my last shooting preferences. Sometimes I turn on the back light or another feature. But if I turn the camera off for a moment and back on, I have to go turn that feature on again.

    Recommendations:

    – Buy bigger capacity memory cards. I bought 2 – 2GB, and I’m filling them up faster than I can copy them to my computer. I ordered a 16GB one which should help a lot. Another reviewer mentioned that it’s good to get 4GB ones so you can easily copy them to a DVD, that sounds like a good idea.
    – Get a wide angle lens. I really didn’t like how narrow the view was, whether this is normal or not. (though with my 0.7x lens, I can only zoom in 2x before everything becomes out of focus and there’s no fixing it. Just a warning!)
    – Check out the back light compensation for low light shooting. It helps a lot!
    – Check out the contrast compensation feature! I love this! It makes shadows lighter without making everything else saturated and ugly. Very cool!

    Other Thoughts:

    I have a new iMac with iMovie08. The importing does take a bit, and a lot of disk space. Editing is good, and after an export the quality is good (if you have your settings right).
    I’m anxious about the first video editor that natively supports AVCHD, cause it is frustrating that I can’t just “shoot and edit” anything. I have to shoot, copy, transcode, edit and then export. Too much of a process to make lots of family movies to give to close family. (Maybe that’s a good thing for them, eh? hehe)

    This camera is exactly what I was looking for except for the AVCHD (and mic input), but hopefully the future will prove the format to not be a problem anymore.

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  3. 20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Camera Is Great…If You’re Ready, September 26, 2007
    By 
    Brian Stucki (Las Vegas, NV) –
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    This review is from: Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilization (Electronics)

    I had been waiting for my SD5 to ship from Amazon, but I saw the camera at Circuit City in stock and $50 less so I decided to just get it there.

    The camera feels great in your hands. It is small and light, but even in my large hands it feels stable. I like that the battery is now inside of the camera and not attached to the back. This lets the center of gravity sit right there on your hand.

    The LCD screen looks good, though a little pixelated in darker rooms.

    I brought the camera out yesterday to go for a walk with my infant son. Even while walking and trying to film my son the image was quite stable.

    One piece of warning, if you use this camera with a Mac be sure to have a large internal drive or get an external one. With the new iMovie 08, it works with the AVCHD wonderfully but when it imports it converts it to AIC. The video still looks great and they are easy to work with, but they files are quite big. If you import at the Large setting, you lose very little in image and one hour of video is about 13GB. If you import at full resolution you’re looking at 40GB per hour. Wow.

    For my own workflow, I import with Large to save the space. I then put the source AVCHD files on a DVD so I have the option of importing them later at the full resolution. This allows me to reuse my SD cards but still have the original footage.

    Overall, very nice camera. The Menu options are easy to work with and the final video is just great.

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