Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder -, SD80 Full HD Camcorder

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I just wanted a decent camcorder to take out to australia to visit family, especially our first grand-child. I tend to look at panasonic av kit above other brands and this seems to offer really good features at a very decent price. No complaints so fat at all.

After finding out my 5d mkii can not auto focus for video shooting, we bought this as a handy camcorder for our new born. It got everything you would need.

I own an older sd60 which is basically identical to the new sd80. When i bought my sd60 last year i knew it did not have a viewfinder, which to me was not a problem. Adding a viewfinder to a camcorder would add bulk, weight and cost to a new product. In the days of film movie cameras, having just a viewfinder limited a shot and was not an option. With the introduction of digital technology and then the flip out/rotating screen, opened up in more freedom to the type of shot one could make. High and low shots are a doddle with a flip/swivel screen. By the way, a viewfinder that does not flip up through 45-90 degrees would not be much use unless one’s imagination was lacking. For really high shots i can mount my camcorder on a monopod, pointing the screen down. Before you say you could not see what you are shooting the idea of a viewfinder or screen is to just frame a shot not watch the action.

This camcorder is brilliant used to film a wedding, bought an extra bigger battery and bigger sd card and i filmed about 3 to 4 hours and both batteries lasted this length of time without being charged. Picture quality is good and it is even good when the light is poor. I replaced a sony handycam with this camcorder and this is far superior it focuses a lot quicker. The sound is good but really if you want excellent sound you need to get a camcorder with external mic jack.

After having a look online at countlees different models of hd camcorders, i settled for the panasonic sd80. It seemed to have everything i needed from a hd camcorder without being too exspensive and without too many gadgets or gimmicks that i would never use or even understand. The quality is amazing, its touch screen is responsive and easy enough to use with the on screen menu options, its quite light, battery is ok, interface with other devices is straight forward enough and its quick power on/off feature is great for catching spur of the moment videos. Great product, would recommend.

Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS) : This video camera is awesome, i couldn’t believe how small it was too. I am a guy and thought i might struggle with the controls because it is so small, but the side strap keeps it in place nicely. This video camera has a lovely touch screen for the options/settings, very easy to setup reading the manual. It has everything you need so as not to miss those memorable moments, it will also tell you when you are paning round to fast. This is a very nice bit of kit, you have to get the sd card seperately, but you can get a pretty good 16gb one for £15, so it’s not to bad. I managed to get this lovely camera for £209, which is a fantastic price.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

Light weight and easy to use. Low cost but is full hd, avchd, light weight and easy to use.
Light weight and easy to use. Low cost but is full hd, avchd, light weight and easy to use.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

I bought it when i was preparing for my grand tour in scotland. In my naivety, i want to place it on the board of my car to record the scenery i was driving through, but after my second sudden brake to avoid a sheep, the recorder fall over. Very good product for a naive driver :-).

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

I bought it when i was preparing for my grand tour in scotland. In my naivety, i want to place it on the board of my car to record the scenery i was driving through, but after my second sudden brake to avoid a sheep, the recorder fall over. Very good product for a naive driver :-).

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

This camcorder, i had to get used to, but i am not too good with modern technology, but then i am nearly 60 years old, it wasn’t too long before i was using it and also putting the film onto my computer, i am pleased with the camcorder, it is light and small, it fits into a pocket, so when we go out we take it and it is not in the way, we also are less likely to leave it somewhere, i would recommend.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

This camcorder, i had to get used to, but i am not too good with modern technology, but then i am nearly 60 years old, it wasn’t too long before i was using it and also putting the film onto my computer, i am pleased with the camcorder, it is light and small, it fits into a pocket, so when we go out we take it and it is not in the way, we also are less likely to leave it somewhere, i would recommend.
The camcorder is very easy to use and provides very good picture quality. It is simple to switch between video and photo mode and doesn’t need recharging too often. Fits neatly into one hand and the controls are easy to use but i found i needed to adjsut my hand position to use the record button – a minor point though.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

The camcorder is very easy to use and provides very good picture quality. It is simple to switch between video and photo mode and doesn’t need recharging too often. Fits neatly into one hand and the controls are easy to use but i found i needed to adjsut my hand position to use the record button – a minor point though.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

With taking trips on hols and having two grandchildren this wonderful camcorder gets lots of use. Would recommend to buy as its a really good model.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

With taking trips on hols and having two grandchildren this wonderful camcorder gets lots of use. Would recommend to buy as its a really good model.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

Product great service arrived on timexcellent e with no hassle whatsoever. I would recommend and use this company again if required.
Product great service arrived on timexcellent e with no hassle whatsoever. I would recommend and use this company again if required.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

Hd video best buy for price paid. Fantastic filming with ease and no shake even in wind thanks to anti shake option would recommend this small compact but brilliant camera to any up and coming spielberg movie maker.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

Hd video best buy for price paid. Fantastic filming with ease and no shake even in wind thanks to anti shake option would recommend this small compact but brilliant camera to any up and coming spielberg movie maker.
Bought this as a xmas present for my wife suprised how small it was but she has used now and it is a great piece of kit picture quality good and easy to use she loves it.
Bought this as a xmas present for my wife suprised how small it was but she has used now and it is a great piece of kit picture quality good and easy to use she loves it.
I have had this since june, it’s well worth the money. I got this camcorder in june to take on my holidays. My old camcorder was good, but i knew that high definition was the way to go. This camcorder is not the best on the market, but for the price, you can’t go wrong. I think that it is worth 5 stars. If you have not used a hd camcorder before, you will be overjoyed when you see your first family video and realise that everyone’s faces are crisp and clear. I got a 16gb memory card, (class 10) to go with the camcorder and you can shoot a lot of video with this much memory. The camera is very small and compact, easy to use and comes with hd writer software. The hd lead supplied with the camcorder is a component lead and not hdmi, this was not a problem for me, but may be for you if your tv does not have component inputs. I have recorded a lot of video on this camera.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

I have had this since june, it’s well worth the money. I got this camcorder in june to take on my holidays. My old camcorder was good, but i knew that high definition was the way to go. This camcorder is not the best on the market, but for the price, you can’t go wrong. I think that it is worth 5 stars. If you have not used a hd camcorder before, you will be overjoyed when you see your first family video and realise that everyone’s faces are crisp and clear. I got a 16gb memory card, (class 10) to go with the camcorder and you can shoot a lot of video with this much memory. The camera is very small and compact, easy to use and comes with hd writer software. The hd lead supplied with the camcorder is a component lead and not hdmi, this was not a problem for me, but may be for you if your tv does not have component inputs. I have recorded a lot of video on this camera.
Suitable for people with small hands. Used by my wife with little trouble to date, however much too small for my large mitts, can be difficult to use in strong sunlight.
Suitable for people with small hands. Used by my wife with little trouble to date, however much too small for my large mitts, can be difficult to use in strong sunlight.
Battery lasts quite a long time for a camcorder. Item is very light, child could use in 30 seconds, no learning curve. You get a dvd to load on your computer if you want to download pictures for viewing on pc which is simple to use and most of all works. Like all camcorders and cameras the weakness is always if facing bright light burned out images due to the sensor and associated microelectronics. This item is value for money as far as any electronic item is value for money. Consider this item as something that you can pop into your shirt pocket when not in use as its so small, the results are not bad, so unless you want to pay a great deal of money to get a slightly better picture. I would be satisfied with this item. One minor point is the recordings are saved onto a memory card, this card can simply be inserted into a sd card on a panasonic blue ray player which are now being sold for a song compared to what they used to cost, the result is the best picture you will get being displayed on your tv screen. One can save to a dvd etc on a computer if wanted but i have found there is always a slight reduction in picture quality as the format is changed.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

Battery lasts quite a long time for a camcorder. Item is very light, child could use in 30 seconds, no learning curve. You get a dvd to load on your computer if you want to download pictures for viewing on pc which is simple to use and most of all works. Like all camcorders and cameras the weakness is always if facing bright light burned out images due to the sensor and associated microelectronics. This item is value for money as far as any electronic item is value for money. Consider this item as something that you can pop into your shirt pocket when not in use as its so small, the results are not bad, so unless you want to pay a great deal of money to get a slightly better picture. I would be satisfied with this item. One minor point is the recordings are saved onto a memory card, this card can simply be inserted into a sd card on a panasonic blue ray player which are now being sold for a song compared to what they used to cost, the result is the best picture you will get being displayed on your tv screen. One can save to a dvd etc on a computer if wanted but i have found there is always a slight reduction in picture quality as the format is changed.
This is a very good first video/cam i would suggest having a second battery and maybe a second card (16gb)the unit doe’s not come with a card.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

This is a very good first video/cam i would suggest having a second battery and maybe a second card (16gb)the unit doe’s not come with a card.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

Panasonic sd80 full hd camcorder. After a detailed selection of which camcorder i wanted, i have been looking for this product in various specialised retail shops and online shops. And amazon was the only place this product was still available. Only 2 left in stock at the time. So this product either was in huge demand or at the end of his production, not sure. In any case, it has been an excellent purchase. This camcorder has all the great functions, powerful zoom, touch screen, photo feature, flash light, wide angle. . Excellent product at less than £200. Extremely good value for money. And excellent speedy delivery from amazon and the supplier.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

Panasonic sd80 full hd camcorder. After a detailed selection of which camcorder i wanted, i have been looking for this product in various specialised retail shops and online shops. And amazon was the only place this product was still available. Only 2 left in stock at the time. So this product either was in huge demand or at the end of his production, not sure. In any case, it has been an excellent purchase. This camcorder has all the great functions, powerful zoom, touch screen, photo feature, flash light, wide angle. . Excellent product at less than £200. Extremely good value for money. And excellent speedy delivery from amazon and the supplier.

This review is from : Panasonic SD80 Full HD Camcorder – Black (SD Card Recording, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

This camcorder takes very clear and pristine moving pictures. It is also very handy with the still pictures as well. I was pleasantly surprised on the ease of use and how nimble it is. You can very easily fit it into a small handbag. It was definitely a bargain at £200.
This camcorder takes very clear and pristine moving pictures. It is also very handy with the still pictures as well. I was pleasantly surprised on the ease of use and how nimble it is. You can very easily fit it into a small handbag. It was definitely a bargain at £200.
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