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Panasonic SDR-H250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H250. 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. Reviews about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the zoom and viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, design

viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H250 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the image quality. The portability also gets good feedback, but the reliability and price get negative reviews.

usability, portability, image quality

price, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-H250 SD/HDD Hybrid Camcorder (30GB HDD, 10 x Optical Zoom, 3CCD)Panasonic SDR-H250 SD/HDD Hybrid Camcorder (30GB HDD, 10 x Optical Zoom, 3CCD)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Panasonic SDR-H250


With a 30GB hard disk and the option to record video to SD cards, does this 'hybrid' cut the mustard?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : staff (

Panasonic SDR-H250 review


A hybrid approach to storage

Versatile storage options ; Easy to use ; Good overall quality

Not HD

A generous set of user-friendly features together with its combined ability to shoot either to SDHC cards or HDD in impressive widescreen makes this camcorder the obvious choice for upgraders who aren't quite ready to make the leap to HD quite yet

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : CB (

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic SDR-H250 HDD/SDHC Camcorder


Unless you've been living on the moon for the last couple of years you'll know that tape and even DVD is giving way to camcorders that record to hard disc and solid-state media. Panasonic's SDR-H280 offers both.

Ok, let's be realistic. At a point in the evolution of home video when everything is leaning towards high definition very quickly (as witnessed by Panasonic's own offerings), the SDR-H280 isn't a high-def camcorder. It's a standard definition model...

Apr, 2008

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Panasonic SDR-H250


Panasonic's "hybrid" camcorder offers a choice of video recording to either internal Hard Disc Drive or high-capacity SD card media and, on first impressions at least, shares an outward appearance with several models in the JVC Everio G range of HDD...

1GB onboard memory, Excellent call quality, Innovative design, Versatile storage options, Easy to use, Good overall quality

Small screen, Sluggish scroll wheel, Poor camera, Not HD

A generous set of user-friendly features together with its combined ability to shoot either to SDHC cards or HDD in impressive widescreen makes this camcorder the obvious choice for upgraders who aren't quite ready to make the leap to HD quite yet

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic SDR-H250 Hybrid HDD/SD 3CCD camcorder


Overall design and handling very good. Menu system not over-featured, selection via mini-joystick is quick and easy. 3CCD picture and sound quality excellent for the price. MegaOIS is excellent. DVD Copy feature invaluable for the first-time user who...

If you're a camcorder newbie looking for a good first-time domestic model, and you like the idea of shooting high-quality tapeless video, then you'll consider this great value for money and a good choice.

Expert review by : Mark Harris (

Panasonic SDR-H250


The H250 has a lot to offer today — notably a great lens, flexible storage and usable manual features — but it'll soon look as quaint and outmoded as VHS.

Hard drive/memory card combination ; Superb Leica lens ; Easy creative features

Average video in standard def ; No viewfinder ; Ugly photos

The Panasonic SDR-H250 is slated to arrive in stores in April.

Mar, 2007

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Panasonic SDR-H250


Good images even in low light. Easy to understand and use and very light to carry.

None at the moment

Sep, 2009

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Panasonic SDR-H250


Good images even in low light. Easy to understand and use and very light to carry

None at the moment

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (

Panasonic SDR-H250 camcorder


At first I thought that this camcorder was going to be the next big thing with the hard disk built in with 30gb of memory. But it's not all it's cracked up to be. The display screen on the side of the camcorder is actually quite small compared to other...

Easy of use

Biggest disadvantage is the display screen

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Panasonic SDR-H250


So easy to use and loads of fun!

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances. PRODUCT FEATURES: Hybrid recording SD/30GB HDD with up to 27 hours Stable Continuous Recording and 2 MP Still Picture Recording; 3CCD Camera System - superior color, detail and gradation; Tele-Macro - sharp focusing even right up close; High-Picture-Quality 2.7 inch Wide Power LCD Plus Screen - Shoot wide, view wide, that's easy to see indoors or out; Leica Dicomar Lens provides Superior Leica-certified image quality.


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:1 / 2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:512MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8 / 3.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.4 - 470 / 46.1 - 461
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 30
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.5Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.4Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Flash memory:512
Manual Focus: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power requirements:DC 7.9/ 7.2V / DC 7.9/7.2 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:VideoCam Suite 1.0

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/8000 / 1/50 - 8000; 1/25 - 2000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080


Internal storage capacity:30

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.58

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes