By February 25, 2008

Panasonic HDC-SD5 HD Camcorder unboxed

For the past few weeks I’ve been trying out the Panasonic HDC-SD5 HD Camcorder and have been using it to record some of our unbox videos. Regular readers may have noticed the improvement in the video quality/clarity of our more recent recordings.

So far I’m enjoying using the SD5, tranferring video to the PC for editing is nice and easy thanks the fact that video is recorded on the standard SD or SDHC memory cards that can either by inderted into a card reader or else read via the SD5 itself when connected to a PC via USB.

The only issue we have at the moment is the seeming lack of support for Full HD video recorded in AVCHD format (native on the DS5) in almost every piece of editing software we’ve tried. The only alternative I’ve found is to convert the videos to 720×576 MPEG’s prior to editing.

I’ll cover this more in the final review, but until then have a look at the unbox video (recorded on a Sony DVD camcorder):

Panasonic HDC-SD5 unboxed

Panasonic HDC-SD5 specification:

  • Image Sensor Type: 3×1/6inch CCD
  • CCD Quantity: 3
  • Camcorder Resolution: High Definition
  • Recording Media: SD/SDHC
  • Connectivity: USB, Component Video, HDMI
  • Filter Diameter: 37 mm
  • Optical Zoom :10 x
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Size: 2.7 inches
  • Focus Adjustments: Auto & Manual
  • Sound Output Modes: Dolby Digital
  • Dimensions: 65 x 67 x 135 mm (w x h x d)
  • Weight: 400 grams
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