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Panasonic HDC-SD200

We have collected and analysed 4 expert reviews and 62 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is 29-11-2009. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: 09-12-2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the portability. The design also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the battery and viewfinder.

usability, design, portability

price, viewfinder, battery

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-SD200 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with SD Card Slot & 3MOS Sensor - BlackPanasonic HDC-SD200 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with SD Card Slot & 3MOS Sensor - Black

Dec, 2018

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For me this camera have all


For handy cam this camera have all:n- 3 MOSn- FULL HD 1080pn- Excellent 5.1 ch audio (Witch levels control)n- Very good Battery lifen- Perfect Video and Picturen- Excellent AI functionsn- User friendly User Interfacen- Fast User Interfacen- Very bright...


Sep, 2011

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Panasonic HDC-SD200


easy to use, great image quality. linked to my Mac and I movie no problem.

battery life only an hour. will have to buy an extra for 2 hour life.

Apr, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD200


Excellent image quality, both movies and stills, very good low light performance.

Difficult to find at present, as this model appears to be being phased out, but no successor at present.

Apr, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD200


Compact, good image quality and relatively easy to use

On a bright day it is almost impossible to see what you are filming through the viewfinder

Mar, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD200


Very easy to use, SD card id the forward to me as i have a Viera TV

Mar, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD200


Excelient picture quality well built cant find a fault.


Feb, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD200


Looks like a great camera overall ( if the software worked!)

the software doesn't work with a number of operating systems and you don't find this out until you've bought it. It didn't work with my 64 Bit version of Vista, but apparently it doesn't work with Mac operating systems or some versions of XP. It does...

Feb, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD200


Excellent camera with great quality footage.

AVCHD a lttle difficult to deal with on MAC as software is windows only. Just needs working out with seperate software.

Feb, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD200


the writer software is dificult to use, i can't import video on my lap top

Feb, 2010

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Panasonic HDC-SD200


A superb all in one camera/camcorder with HD and many useful and easy to use features

Haven't found one yet

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:1.6


Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Silver


Display diagonal:6.86
Screen Resolution:230400
Screen Size:2.7
Screen Type:LCD


Web Cam Function: No


Built-in Flash: Yes
Internal flash/video light: Yes

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Effective mega pixels:6.21
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:4224x2376, 3840x2160, 3984x2656, 3520x2640, 3264x2176, 3328x1872, 3264x2448, 2560x1920, 2560x1440, 2592x1728, 1920x1080, 640x480
Total MegaPixels:9.15

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:10.6

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):44.9 - 539
Focal length range (f-f):4 - 48
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-2.8
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:700
Filter Size:43
Focal Length (35mm equiv):44.9-539
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):4-48
Image Stabilization:Yes (Optical)
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: Yes
Optical Zoom:12
Shutter speeds:1/50-1/8000
White Balance:Auto, Indoor1, Indoor2, Sunny, Cloudy, White set


Dimensions (HxWxD):68x68x132
Weight (lb):0.74

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):6.4
Power requirements:DC7.2V / 9.3V
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 1.0

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power source

Battery Type:Lithium-ion


Miscellaneous:Dolby Digital, Intelligent Auto Mode and AF Tracking


Sensor Size:1/4.1
Sensor Type:3MOS


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):3984 x 2656


Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0
External Memory Type:SD, SDHC
Extra Memory Support: Yes


HD Recording:HD 1080p
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG4-AVC/H.264
Recording Format:SDHC
Video Resolution:1920x1080 (13Mbps), 1920x1080 (9Mbps), 1920x1080 (6Mbps), 1440x1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.8

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes