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Panasonic HDC-SD9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 527 reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD9. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the control panel and viewfinder. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability, viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-SD9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD9 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and price. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability. Reviews are divided on the size.

usability, image quality, portability, price, reliability

durability

89% 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-SD9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-SD9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the control panel and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, viewfinder, control panel

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD9 - Full HD Camcorder

 

James gets his hands on Panasonic's SD card-based HDC-SD9 again for a more extensive test.

Now we've had a chance to give Panasonic's HDC-SD9 a proper going over, we can't help being rather bowled over. It's definitely not a camcorder for the serious hobbyist, even if it can shoot great-quality video in all but the worst lighting conditions....

Feb, 2008

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Panasonic HDC-SD9 - Preview

 

James previews the HDC-SD9 on show at Panasonic's HD Networking Convention in Valencia.

The HDC-SD9 has a similar basic specification to its predecessor. It sports Panasonic's trademark trio of CCDs, in this case 1/6in units with 560,000 pixels apiece. These will have a good effect on colour fidelity, but sensors this small usually have a...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD9 review

 

Great attention to detail on this small camcorder

Stylish design ; Solid build ; Impressive spec ; Compact ; Good picture quality

Awkward controls ; No microphone input

A good looking and tidy package, great value

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD9 review

 

If you've been keeping an eye on the camcorder market, you'll know tape and disks are conceding to models that record high quality video onto memory cards.

Small camera, big picture. Great features, superb quality, ideal for newcomers to HD.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : PC Advisor staff (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD9 review

 

Acclaimed for its three-CCD sensor set-up, Panasonic's HDC-SD9 is half the size of competing camcorders – due in part to its favouring of SD storage.

While you must sacrifice a little quality to get a camcorder as diminutive as the Panasonic HDC-SD9, given the ease of use and responsiveness, many will may feel it's a sacrifice worth making.

May, 2008

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA (tipa.com)

Best Camcorder: Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

With this 3 CCD, full HD camera Panasonic has succeeded in bringing a very compact model into the market. On top of the excellent image quality, this camcorder also has advanced features like face detection and the unique Intelligence Shooting guide....

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

Whether you're in the market for a new camcorder for that trip of a lifetime or are a newcomer thinking of getting into video blogging, there's plenty of choice when it comes to how (and in which format) you record your home movies.

Small yet well constructed, fast in operation, storage capacity expandable via larger SDHC media

Storage via SD media only, picture and sound not as impressive as competing larger-build models

While it seems like a good mid-range option, performance in low light is not as good as the others, with overall picture quality not as sharp. Auto white balance performance is also variable, and its audio is not quite as 'full' sounding as we'd like....

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (best4reviews.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD9 review

 

Panasonic's full High Definition camcorder, which records straight to SD card, is claimed to be the smallest and lightest in the world. So how does it measure up in its Best4Reviews test?

Small yet well constructed, fast in operation, storage capacity expandable via larger SDHC media, easy to use and can be carried in the pocket

Storage via SD media only, picture and audio not as impressive as competing larger build models

The Panasonic HDC-SD9 is small and perfectly formed, but appears more a triumph of design and engineering over performance - meaning that there are models out there (JVC's GZ-HD3) that will deliver better overall results for a similar price or a little...

May, 2008

Expert review by : PC Advisor staff (techworld.com)

Panasonic HDC-SD9 review

 

Acclaimed for its three-CCD sensor set-up, Panasonic's HDC-SD9 is half the size of competing camcorders – due in part to its favouring of SD storage.

While you must sacrifice a little quality to get a camcorder as diminutive as the Panasonic HDC-SD9, given the ease of use and responsiveness, many will may feel it's a sacrifice worth making.

May, 2008

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

James Morris reviews Panasonic's new, improved pocket HD camcorder.

Feb, 2008