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Panasonic SDR-H18

We have collected and analysed 2 expert reviews and 29 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 74/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is 12-02-2008. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 77/100 = Good. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SDR-H18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-H18 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

reliability, battery, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-H18 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 32x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic SDR-H18 30GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 32x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Panasonic SDR-H18 review: Panasonic SDR-H18

 

Records to hard drive or SD card; optical image stabilization; 32X optical zoom; comfortable grip.

No macro mode; menu button a bit hard to reach with a thumb; USB jack hidden behind battery; awkward manual control switch.

Combining the simplicity of SD recording, a roomy 30GB hard drive, a long zoom, and pleasing image quality, the SDR-H18 is a good choice for a standard-definition, hard-drive camcorder.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : About.com (about.com)

Panasonic SDR-H18 Hybrid camcorder Review

 

Overall Thoughts The Panasonic SDR-H18 is a relatively easy to use camcorder and can be a great choice for someone who is looking for a entry-level standard definition camcorder that can record a lot of video without switching out tapes or DVDs. The...

May, 2008

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Easy to Use!

 

We bought this Palmcorder basically to tape my daughter's gymnastics meets. We are very satisfied with the quality and performance thus far. The software that is included works okay but isn't the greatest for editing and producing quality movies. It is...

Very good zoom! Excellent volume when played back. Easy to use

Software is hard to use. Hard to understand how to edit/burn a movie to DVD

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Easy to Use!

 

We bought this Palmcorder basically to tape my daughter's gymnastics meets. We are very satisfied with the quality and performance thus far. The software that is included works okay but isn't the greatest for editing and producing quality movies. It is...

Very good zoom! Excellent volume when played back. Easy to use

Software is hard to use. Hard to understand how to edit/burn a movie to DVD

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

No manual required, point and shoot! ”

 

I wanted a camcorder that wouldn't need endless tape or disc replacement. With this Panasonic model, i never have to buy anymore accessories. just download video and pictures directly to my computer, up to 16 hours! I could go on vacation for a week,...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

exactly what we needed

 

My wife bought this for me as an early birthday present - so we could take it on our honeymoon. The camera has good battery life, but when you travel make sure charge the battery nightly. The camera is very light and easy to carry around. Taking video...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

exactly what we needed ”

 

My wife bought this for me as an early birthday present - so we could take it on our honeymoon. The camera has good battery life, but when you travel make sure charge the battery nightly. The camera is very light and easy to carry around. Taking video...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Average

 

So, after reviewing camera after camera in the $500.00 price range I chose this Panasonic model. It was a coin flip between this one and the JVC Everio-G GZ-MG255. I eventually chose this one due to better reviews on this and other sites. First off, ...

Small, Easy To Use

Jerky, POOR Backlighting, Difficult Software

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Average

 

So, after reviewing camera after camera in the $500.00 price range I chose this Panasonic model. It was a coin flip between this one and the JVC Everio-G GZ-MG255. I eventually chose this one due to better reviews on this and other sites.

Small, Easy To Use

Jerky, POOR Backlighting, Difficult Software

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

I love it- easy to use and great videos ”

 

I love this camcorder.  It is easy to learn to use, and takes great videos.  The controls are easy to use, and I don't have to worry if I have a shaky hand.  The only thing I don't like is that you have to make sure to buy the right kind of disc.  I do...

Dec, 2007
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