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Panasonic HDC-SD9 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Panasonic HDC-SD9 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Panasonic HDC-SD9 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom


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Panasonic HDC-SD9 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom


Panasonic HDC-SD9 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Use of the super-small SDHC/SD memory card helped Panasonic to create the world’s smallest and lightest 3CCD full-HD camcorder. The SD9 fits comfortably in the hand and can be used for long periods without causing fatigue. Panasonic full-HD camcorders record horizontal pixels at an HD resolution of up to 1920 pixels, which results in a total of around 2,070,000 pixels. And with progressive scanning, our hi-def camcorders provide twice as much data per picture as conventional interlace scanning. This means you get breathtaking images with exceptional resolution and detail. Combine that with a 1080/24p format, which lets you capture scenes with a rich, film-like quality, and you can see why Panasonic full-HD camcorders take visual expression to the next level. With Face Detection – offered for the first time for recording moving pictures with a video camera – Panasonic makes it easy to capture beautiful faces and clear backgrounds even in dim or backlit scenes. This new function, which c

  • Capture high-definition video to flash memory; 1920 x 1080 progressive recording
  • 10x optical zoom; Advanced Mega Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Face detection technology; Intelligent Shooting Guide
  • 5.1-channel surround sound; Zoom mic feature
  • Compatible with SD/SDHC memory cards

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  1. 169 of 170 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    First impressions (4.75 stars, really, but I had to balance the other review), February 28, 2008
    By 
    Maek (Phoenix, AZ United States) –
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    This review is from: Panasonic HDC-SD9 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Electronics)

    I just received my camera today. Of course, I’ve been researching this little gem since it was first announced for production by Panasonic a few months ago. Along with that research, I’ve been playing with it now for several hours and I wanted to run by some first impressions:

    Pros:

    * Lightweight! Panasonic touts this as the smallest, lightest HD camera available for HD recording (as of 1/2008). That’s certainly no joke. You’re expecting this to weigh like a brick given it relatively compact size, but it’s extremely light. I’m not expecting any arm fatigue here!

    * Exceptional image quality. HD recording at 17 MBPS (variable bit rate) is exceptional and image artifacting that occurred in previous generations (SD1 and SD5) are pratically eliminated. I typically burn to DVD, but I’m assuming that image quality should be good considering my eventual plan on burning to Blu-Ray through Sony Vegas Pro. The video compression uses AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) which is based on the very efficient H.264 compression.

    * Flash media storage. No more dropped frames/corrupted media on magnetic tapes! No limitations imposed by a fixed hard drive! No more wasted DVD media for footage that I want to edit anyway! More importantly for me, NO MORE MOTOR NOISE. Now I can film an art gallery in true silence. Also, with the only motor in the camera servicing the camera lens (which can’t be heard at all), there will be considerably less wear and tear on the camera overall. The SDHC cards are pricey, but you can get an 8 GB SDHC Sandisk Extreme III card for about $[...] – $[...] through independent sellers on Amazon, although I suspect the price for this media will be headed down. I bought 3 that way. An 8GB card will store about 1 hour of video footage at the maximum bitrate setting. Note: It is IMPORTANT to get at least a Class 4 card to record at the substantially quick bitrates. Personally, I just went ahead and got Class 6 cards (faster) since it wasn’t that much more. Pony up the extra cash for the SDHC cards – at the rate that I film, it will pay for itself after several usages. Try and make the same claim about using a tape more than 2 times without some noticeable degradation.

    * Image advisor. Are you panning too quickly? Subject too dark? Too much backlight? Are you not holding the camera still (pops up if you have the image stabilizer off)? The advisor identifies these issues and brings a menu option up immediately to rectify the issue; all you have to do is simply accept the advice and you’re good to go! I’ve exposed the camera to several unfriendly environments and the advisor was quick to chime in with problem identifications/solutions.

    * OIS. The image stabilizer on this camera is exceptional…and I have NEVER said that about any stabilizer for cameras that I’ve owned in the past. Image stabilizers are typically exaggerated on most cameras (i.e., super steady-no-motion claims), but this one does a “wow” kind of job. At 4,000 times a second, the optical stabilizer does an impressive job at stabilizing an image even at the full 10x optical zoom. This is approximately 5 times faster than Panasonic’s predecessor’s. I’ve tried the system on and off and it’s extraordinarily impressive. Don’t expect the same results, however, on digitially enhanced zooming which I never use anyway.

    * Pre-record. Ever catch yourself saying, “Man, I wished that I had hit record about a second sooner to catch my kid saying that!” Well, with pre-record enabled, the camera keeps the last 3 seconds of video buffered in standby mode so if you do hit record at the opportune time, you can “go back 3 seconds in time to capture what you might have missed!”

    * Exceptional sound. Yep, the camera comes with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. I’m a bit of an audiophile, so I truly appreciate being immersed in a home movie environment that has sound around me as if I was still there filiming it. There are 3 options with the micorphone: surround, zoom mic, and focus mic. The regular surround options records all ambient noise equally, although you can actually change the gain, if you want. The zoom mic actually directs more input to the front microphone if you zoom in closer to an object further away; this allows you to “zoom” in on sound originating directly ahead. I haven’t had a chance to fiddle with the focus mic, but I’m sure that it works just as well.

    Cons:

    * Battery life. According to the manual, the supplied battery can optimistcally handle 1 hour and 45 seconds of continuous record time (a full charge does register at 119 minutes). Realistically, the manual says, it would last about 1 hour, if you factor in zooming, switching it on but not recording for a few minutes between shots, lighting conditions (and compensation), etc.; Panasonic’s predicted time is probably close. I would recommend…

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  2. 26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    TINY and awesome camera, March 16, 2008
    By 
    Derek Gregg (Huntington, WV United States) –
    This review is from: Panasonic HDC-SD9 AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Electronics)

    I got this camera as soon as it came out. I’m extremely happy with how small and light it is – i can carry it around in a coat pocket and record easily. The pre-record function is very nice, especially if you don’t want to be recording all the time.

    Video editing was a little sluggish, but that’s not hte camera’s fault – just takes a lot of muscle to edit HD video. I started out with the included software (Pinnacle 11 trial) with a Quad-core 2.4Ghz machine with 2GB of ram, 800mhz FSB, and the computer just about died. I upgrade the RAM to 3GB and it is still sluggish but works. So definately should make sure you have a FAST computer.

    I would agree with other reviewers that having the HDMI port behind the battery is bad. Also, you ahve to have the camera on AC power to move video from the card to the computer. Otherwise, you can just unplug the SD card and plug it straight into the computer througha card reader – seems to be alot faster that way anyhow.

    Battery life seems pretty good, especially since you are using the LCD screen all the time. Which, by the way, even in bright sunlight is very visisble.

    Overall, very happy with the camera, and looking forward to taking lots of videos of our upcoming newborn. But i will definately be looking to upgrade the software package to get better editing.

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  3. 22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    GREAT!, May 12, 2008
    By 
    Nisim Heletz (Concord, CA USA) –
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    This camera is great! I have had this camera for 3 months… The highlights include great HD video quality, very straight forward usage, very good and easy SD to DVD transfer software and tiny size. You can take the SD card out and pop it right into your PS3 for immediate HD playback. You can also use the software to create same quality HD-DVDs on DVD-R-DL discs that hold 1 hour each. Buy the 8GB SD card to match 1 hour of DVD-R-DL. I thought that the price was good at $800 for this camera and now I see that it’s less than $600. Buy it – you will want to send me a thank you note after you get it… (but it’s really not me you should thank – I thank panasonic for coming up with this winner).

    PS. While some people here complain about the low light performance, I think that they should really read the manual… They probably tried the Low Light mode (which really isn’t very good)… they just need to switch to manual mode and open up the iris a couple of notches (1 switch move + 4 clicks) , it’s very quick and easy to do with this camera and then the low light videos will be good and the camera will also stop playing with the white balance as is commonly an issue with indoor video camcorder shooting).

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