Panasonic - not pro perfection, but still a pleasing past time
22 July 2013
Excerpt: As a professional photographer I've never really had much of an interest in video – until last year I still owned a Sony Hi8 camcorder that used to be my mum's and hadn't been put to use for about 4 years.
Pros: easy to use, fits well in hand, good quality results
Cons: software doesn't work with new computer systems ie . Windows 7/8, photos not great
Summary: I previously had a simple easy to use jvc camcorder which i got on with very well, however, i wanted something a little more modern which would shoot in hd. I chose panasonic as i was under the impression it was as good as any other brand if not better.
Summary: It is not a bad camera overall. It is small, intuitive, looks nice, and records in a pretty good quality. The touch screen works good too and enables some nice functions: you can point an object to track, focus on and set exposition for, and in playback you can easily pick a clip to play from the...
Summary: It's second time I try video, I'm a photographer, I own a Nikon D300. Camcorder works perfectly, light, easy to use, but I'm disapointed with the colors, not vivid, more greyish (using Intelligent Auto Mode)and sharpness is an issue !
Summary: Just bought this as it seemed to do everything I need for occasional movie recording. I also saw the Mac compatible label on the box and I am running a Power Mac with Leopard and iLife 09 so thought there wouldnt be a problem.
Summary: I bought mine for £298 from qvc.I took it away to Las Vegas and Memphis,with a 16gb card,which gave me just over 2 hours of the best quality video.The camera is really light and easy to use.Battery life was very good,easily lasting the whole day,with the camera on and off.Picture quality is very...
Summary: Just upgraded from 10 yr old Canon camcorder and cannot fault the Panasonic SD20, the touch screen is ideal and the 50 frames per second motordrive facility is superb for ensuring that the best stills image is obtained.
Summary: I am unable to find the design fault described by one reviewer of this camera.I have tested twice using two different SD cards to battery levels below one minute. Each time the battery indicator flashed in red at 3 minutes.
Summary: I don't now what the last reviewer is rambling on about. This is a very desent camera for the price. The picture quality is great and is very easy to upload your videos to the web, youtube etc. Playback on HDTV is also great.
Panasonic HDC-SD20, great compact HD camcored for less then $600
23 May 2009
Excerpt: The Panasonic HDC-SD20 This is a great compact high definition camcorder for the price. The small design allows for easy travel, it can fit in your purse, a large pocket and doesn't take up much room in your luggage when going on vacation.
Pros: Some great features are the optical image stabilization and Intelligent Auto (iA) technology .