Panasonic HDC-SD800 Camcorder


What does the 62% ReviewGist Score mean?

Going by the low ReviewGist score of 62% that Panasonic HDC-SD800 has received, you are advised to buy with caution. This is because even though the Panasonic HDC-SD800 has garnered good reviews from most reviewers, it might not come with the latest specifications as it is a relatively very old model.

  • Good ratings from over 8 review sources with an average rating of 3.5 stars. Top review sources include stars), stars) and stars).
  • Released 3 years 9 months ago (Apr 2011) which makes it one of the very old camcorders in the market.


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Key Features
Camcorder Type Digital
CCD Quantity 3.0
Memory Still Resolution 2.63 MegaPixels
Optical Zoom 12.0 x
Recordable Media Flash Media, High Definition
Recording Format Flash Media, High Definition
Recording System NTSC
Use Video
Sensor Pixels 3050.0 K pixels
CCD Quantity 3.0
Sensor Size 1/4.1
Image Sensor Type CMOS
LCD / Viewfinder
Color Viewfinder Not Color Viewfinder
Display Type With LCD Panel, Touchscreen
LCD Panel Size 3.0 in.
Digital Zoom 700.0 x
Filter Diameter 46.0 mm
Lens Focal Length 3.45 mm - 41.4 mm
Video Modes
Image Stabilizer Optical Image Stabilizer
Low Lux 1.0 Lux
Night Shot Night Shot
Recommended Illumination 1.6 Lux
Recording Speed HE, HX, HG, HA
Audio Format Stereo
Memory Photography
Digital Still Shot Mode Digital Still Shot Mode
Max Still Image Size 4864 x 2736
Memory Card Type SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Memory Card
MPEG Movie Mode MPEG Movie Mode
MPEG Movie Mode Resolution 1920 x 1080
Input Interfaces HDMI, USB 2.0, A/V
Microphone Type Built-in
Output Interfaces HDMI output, Hi-Speed USB, Component video output
Power Supply
Battery Type Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1250 mAh
Depth 5.24 in.
Height 2.6 in.
Weight 0.73 lb.
Width 2.48 in.
Warranty 1 Year
Family Line Panasonic HDC
Included Accessories AC Adaptor, AC Cable, USB Cable, Stylus Pen, CD-ROM, Lens hood, Rechargeable Battery Pack, IR Remote, AV Multi Cable
Product ID 106617246
ReviewGist ID 64458,106617246

Manufacturer Description

The Panasonic HDC-SD800 High Definition Camcorder is a high-end HD offering from Panasonic. Right off the bat a few of the camera's most desirable features include: 1920 x 1080/60p recording, an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot, the option to record in 3D and a quality image sensor system. These features alone give you detailed, beautiful images, a plethora of recording space and the ability to shoot fun and unique movies in 3D with an optional lens. Panasonic's proprietary '3MOS' is a 3 sensor CMOS that adds up to 9.15MP (3 x 3.05MP). These sensors work together with another Panasonic technology, Crystal Engine PRO. This engine is a fast processor which writes those gigantic HD files to the HDD or SD card quickly and efficiently. It also allows for high-res zooming when exceeding the optical range. In addition, the engine works to reduce image noise, rendering beautiful, like-like images. These two work together to produce 1080/60p footage. The "p" means progressive; when recording in a progressive frame rate the footage captures is more vibrant and detailed than even "i", or interlaced, HD recording. Of course the sensor and engine wouldn't be able to do their job without a high-quality lens. The SD800 comes with a 35mm Leica Dicomar lens that sports a 3.45-41.4mm focal length, 12x optical zoom range, 46mm filter diameter and a 1.5-2.8 f/stop. Lens can zoom up to 20x using the Intelligent Zoom; and it features a manual ring for more control and creativity with your shooting. Another way in which the camera works to create clean video is with HYBRID O.I.S. (optical image stabilization). This O.I.S. keeps your shots steady when hand-holding the camera. It reduces the effects of hand-shake for an easy-to-view, clean shot. Other useful tools of the camera include a 3.0" touch screen LCD. This screen provides you with options like, "Touch Zoom" and "Touch Shutter". The zoom function allows you to zoom in by dragging your finger across
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