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Panasonic SDR-H60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Panasonic SDR-H60. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and connectivity. Opinions are divided on the battery.

usability, portability, zoom, price, size

design, connectivity, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-H60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H60 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the battery.

usability, price, zoom, portability, image quality

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-H60 60 GB Hard Drive Camcorder with 50x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic SDR-H60 60 GB Hard Drive Camcorder with 50x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2018

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Panasonic SDR-H60 review


This hard disk camcorder may not have the refined looks of Sony's DCR-SR55E, but it has impressive features. The most obvious of these is the 60GB hard disk, which holds 14 hours of video at the highest quality setting of 10Mbit/s.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


As the 'middle child' in Panasonic's standard-def HDD family, the SDR-H60 arguably serves little purpose. It lacks the advanced features found on the SDR-H280, yet adds little of note when compared to the SDR-H40.

Huge 50x optical zoom, 60GB hard drive + SD-card slot, good value for money

Plain, uninspired design, struggle in low light levels, the SDR-H40 represents even better value for money

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : David Kender (

Panasonic SDR-H60 Camcorder Review


The Panasonic SDR-H60 ($499 MSRP) is the company's top single-chip, standard definition hard drive camcorder, and it packs a wallop when it comes to features: 50x optical zoom and 60GB capacity. Nothing in this price range can beat the SDR-H60, at...

These improvements, however, are not without their disappointments. One of the best features from last year's HDC-HS100 and HDC-SD100 was the multi-function lens ring, which controlled zoom, focus, white balance, shutter speed, and iris. This year, the...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Jayesh Limaye (

Panasonic SDR-H60


This is a remarkably tiny camcorder that packs in a 60GB hard drive.

Compact size and light, 50x optical zoom, Optical image stabilization, Swivel LCD, 60 GB hard drive + SD HC storage, Good battery life, Good zoom microphone

Lackluster image quality, Dim image at maximum zoom, No headphone jack, No carry pouch, No remote controller, Thumb dial not easy to operate

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : David Kender (

Panasonic SDR-H60


The SDR-H60 is a standard definition camcorder from Panasonic that records to an internal hard drive. The performance is nothing of note, but the camcorder definitely has some allure. The 50x optical zoom is among the most powerful of any camcorder on...

Panasonic's typical claim to fame in camcorders is its appeal for the enthusiast market. The SDR-H60 does not disappoint, offering focus, white balance, gain, and fully independent aperture and shutter control. No other camcorder in its class can match...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : David Kender (

Panasonic SDR-H60


Panasonic SDR-H60 Camcorder Review

Nov, 2008

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Panasonic SDRH60


excellent zoom quality, easy to use.


Sep, 2008

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Panasonic SDRH60


excellent zoom quality, easy to use


Sep, 2008

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Panasonic SDRH60


This camera is extremely easy to use - menu functions easy to use - piccture quality on playback and stills excellent. No need to carry 2 cameras - took a lot of stills with this one as well as video.

battery life didn't last whole day - especially in the heat (Florida) had to charge every day - needs a stronger battery. Does not have a carry/neck strap which meant had to keep taking in an out of camera bag. No information on back light - no info on...

Aug, 2008

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Panasonic SDRH60


easy to use and lightweight

no protective case

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:2


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver


Display diagonal:6.86

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2500
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):34.5 - 1725 / 40.9 - 2046
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 90
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:50

Other features

Additional accessories:AC Adaptor, AC Cable, DC Cable, AV Cable, USB Cable
Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:1.8 - 90
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4
Power requirements:DC 7.2/9.3 V / DC7.2 V/9.3 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:VideoCam Suite 1.0

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 360,640 x 480 / 640 x 480


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:60


Video formats supported:MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes