Released April, 2010
The Pros:Image stabilization handles shaky camera work well. Video picture is sharp and clear. Battery is very long-lasting, will exceed documented spec.
The Cons:Automatic white balance varies, sometimes its right and sometimes way off. In auto mode, the wind cut filter is stuck on and can't be turned off. Low light recording shows a lot of grain.
The Panasonic HDC-SD60 is a high-definition camcorder set for release sometime in 2010. The camcorder is intended to be used by experienced users and newcomers to camcorders alike, and utilizes a compact, sleek design and an on-screen LCD touch interface to target both groups.
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The camcorder has a 35.7mm wide-angle lens, suitable for landscape and portrait shots, and a 25X optical zoom that extends further to 35X with Panasonic's Intelligent Zoom technology that correct image quality as the lens is zoomed out. In addition, Intelligent Auto technology is also featured, meaning the camcorder can be set to register six faces that it will from then on recognize and focus on during video capture sessions. The HDC-SD60 uses only SD and SDXC memory card for storage and saving videos, meaning that it has no built-in memory or internal hard drive; this also means it is more resistant to strenuous use as it has no drive mechanism to damage with impacts.
Specifications and Features
- dimensions: TBA
- battery life: TBA
- Eco Mode; turns off after 5 minutes of inactivity
- Wind Noise Canceller; reduces wind noise
- 25X zoom; 35X with Intelligent Zoom
- Intelligent Auto registers and recognizes faces
- compact, user-friendly design
- LCD Touchscreen interface
- High Definition video capture
- saves video only with memory cards; no on-board drive
- compatible with SD and SDXC memory cards
- warranty: TBA
User Reviews (2)
image stabilization handles shaky camera work well
video picture is sharp and clear
battery is very long-lasting, will exceed documented spec
comes with some easy to use software for creating clips and burning them to video DVDs
automatic white balance varies, sometimes its right and sometimes way off
in auto mode, the wind cut filter is stuck on and can't be turned off
low light recording shows a lot of grain
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