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Panasonic HDC-SD20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD20. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are overall positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the viewfinder and color.

usability, price, image quality, portability, design

control panel, color, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the zoom and memory are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the price, and many are negative about the design.

usability, image quality, portability, memory, zoom

design

52% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and usability. The memory and battery are also mentioned favorably.

price, battery, memory, usability, portability

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD20

 

James finds out how the budget Panasonic HDC-SD20 Full HD camcorder performs.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD20 review

 

You wouldn't know the HDC-SD20 is a budget AVCHD camera to look at it.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-SD20-K camcorder

 

Ultra-compact HD camcorder with optical image stabilisation

Portable design, user-friendly interface, effective optical image stablisation

Outdated specifications, cheap aesthetics, image quality could be better

The Panasonic HDC-SD20-K is a reasonable high-definition camcorder that manages to impress thanks to its low price tag. It distinguishes itself from the SD crowd thanks to the inclusion of O.I.S and lots of user-friendly features.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD20

 

If you're in the market for your first HD camcorder, the HDC-SD20 Flash camcorder makes an excellent choice. It's packed with features, reasonably-priced and built with Panasonic quality. Panasonic has made a name for itself in digital photography...

Record full HD 1920x1080 video16X optical zoomOptical Image Stabilization5.1 channel surround sound9 lux (1/30 low light mode) / 1 lux

The Panasonic HDC-SD20 HD Flash camcorder is a new 16X zoom HD camcorder...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD20 Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic HDC-SD20 is one of three models designed by the company to appeal to the more budget-conscious entry-level camcorder user. With an MSRP of $549, it's several hundred dollars less expensive than many models from the competition. What you...

The Panasonic HDC-SD20 offers a truly entry-level high definition camcorder experience. The video performance isn't in the same league as the Canon HF20, but neither is the price tag. For $300 less, we weren't expecting the smooth motion or vivid...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (washingtonpost.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD20

 

The Panasonic HDC-SD20 is an mid-level HD camcorder that should appeal to budget-conscious consumers. With an MSRP of only $549, the camcorder is a much cheaper alternative to the higher-end Panasonic HDC-TM300 ($1299) and numerous top-of-the-line...

The HDC-SD20 records HD video to SD/SDHC memory cards, and one of the reasons the camcorder is so inexpensive is the fact that it offers no internal memory. The camcorder captures video using the AVCHD codec, which is essentially the standard for all...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (reviewed.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD20

 

Can't compete with pricier models, but offers a strong, intuitive experience for beginners

Incredibly low noise; Intuitive auto modes

Poor sharpness; Few extras

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.co.uk)

Panasonic - not pro perfection, but still a pleasing past time

 

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. If ever the urge took me to video anything I'd...

easy to use, fits well in hand, good quality results

software doesn't work with new computer systems ie. Windows 7/8, photos not great

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD20

 

Image quality, easy to transfer to DVD, excellent optical zoom.

Batteries very expensive, no separate viewfinder - makes it more difficult if one wears reading glasses.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD20

 

Very good image quality and after buying a memory card ready for use.

no

Feb, 2010

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