Panasonic HDC-SD10 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 16x Optical Zoom - Black £258.49 @ Costco - HotUKDeals
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Costco have a £30 discount voucher from 18/1 to 07/2 on the Panasonic HDC-SD10 high def camcorder - discount price is £219.99+vat. Amazon price is currently £323.10.

Product Features

* Full HD 1920x1080 recording with SD card slot
* Advanced optical image stabiliser, face detection, intelligent scene selector
* Leica Dicomar lens with 16x optical zoom
* Intelligent auto mode and autofocus tracking
* Touch screen operation

Technical Details

Power Supply DC7.2V / 9.3V
Power Consumption 5.5W
Weight (w/o Battery) approx. 228g (0.50 lb)
Dimension (W x H x D) 48 x 63 x 115 [mm]( 1.89 x 2.48 x 4.53 [inch])
Media SD/SDHC Memory Card
On-Screen Display Language Please refer to "OSD" sheet
IMAGE SENSOR
Image Sensor 1/6" MOS
Total Pixels 1.47 megapixels
Effective Pixels
Motion Image 1.17 megapixels [16:9]
Still Image 1.17 megapixels [16:9]
LENS SECTION
Lens Brand
F Value F1.8(WIDE)/2.8(TELE)
Optical Zoom 16x
Digital Zoom 40x- 1000x
Focal Length 2.95-47.2 mm
35mm Film camera Equivalent 44.1-706mm (16:9)
Filter Diameter 30.5mm
CAMERA SECTION
Standard Illumination 1400 lx
Minimum Illumination 9 lx (1/25 Low Light Mode) 1 lx (Colour Night View Mode)
Image Stabilizer Advanced O.I.S. [Optical Image Stabilization] with Active Mode
Focus Auto / Manual
White Balance Auto / Indoor1 / Indoor2 / Sunny / Cloudy / White set
Shutter Speed
Motion Image Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/25-1/8000 , OFF : 1/50-1/8000
Still Image Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/25-1/8000 , OFF : 1/50-1/8000 (Progressive : 1/25-1/500)
Iris Auto / Manual
Backlight Compensation Yes
MONITOR
Monitor (LCD) 2.7 Wide LCD ( 230,400 pixels)
STILL IMAGE SECTION
Recording Format JPEG
Recording Image Size
Still Picture 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]
Simultaneous Recording 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]
Creating still picture from motion picture 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]
Flash Yes
DPOF Max. 999 images
PictBridge Yes
RECORDING SECTION
Signal System 1080 / 50i
Recording Format MPEG4-AVC/H.264 (AVCHD standard compliant)
Recording / Playback Mode
HA (17Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HG (13Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HX (9Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HE (6Mbps / VBR) , (1440 x 1080)
Audio Recording System Dolby Digital (2ch)
Microphone 2ch Stereo, Zoom mic.
Speaker Dynamic type
Media Remaining Indication Yes
INTERFACES
AV Out
HDMI Yes (mini)
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Component Yes
OTHERS
LED Video Light Yes
STANDARD ACCESSORIES
AC Adaptor Yes
AC Cable Yes
DC Cable Yes
Rechargeable Battery Pack min. 725 mAh / Lithium-Ion
Video Component Cable Yes
AV Cable Yes
USB Cable Yes
Included Software HD Writer AE 1.5
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#2
"Recording / Playback Mode
HA (17Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HG (13Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HX (9Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HE (6Mbps / VBR) , (1440 x 1080)
"
does this mean that generally only the bottom recording mode (whatever the letters stand for) will be stutter free?
ie class 6 card or is there some sort of buffering?
#3
Shouldn't be any stutter on any of the settings with a class 6.
#4
The older models (SD9 & HS9) had a 3 CCD sensor but theres no mention of it on this model?

Great price anyway as you'll pay £200 for the normal version. Heat.
#5
It has a 1/ 6" MOS image sensor (whatever that is) - review here:

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/camcorders/panasonic-hdc-sd10-609533/review

- Simon.
#6
brilly;7532394
"Recording / Playback Mode
HA (17Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HG (13Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HX (9Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)
HE (6Mbps / VBR) , (1440 x 1080)
"
does this mean that generally only the bottom recording mode (whatever the letters stand for) will be stutter free?
ie class 6 card or is there some sort of buffering?


I've used Class 4 cards for HD recording at similar bitrates to these and never had an issue.
#7
sburley
I've used Class 4 cards for HD recording at similar bitrates to these and never had an issue.


oh megabit not megabyte
so class 4 only needed for HA and class 2 ok for anything else?
#8
I've been looking for an HD camcorder for ages. Can anyone get this from costco or do you need to be a member? Thanks
#9
benneth
I've been looking for an HD camcorder for ages. Can anyone get this from costco or do you need to be a member? Thanks


You have to be a member and typically pay switch or cash - Its £12 a year for one person a year -not too diffciult to get your company to join - but they have some great deals and also some misses - I htink you can get a days membership.

Plenty of US market items - can be very interesting.

My favourite there are their Blooms Vienna that are half the price of Blooms themselves!
#10
Shame theres none near the South coast :-( Just what i needed, a small compact HD cam !
#11
Croftybaby
The older models (SD9 & HS9) had a 3 CCD sensor but theres no mention of it on this model?

Great price anyway as you'll pay £200 for the normal version. Heat.


No the SD10 doesnt have the 3 CCD sensor it has a CMOS instead, means its low light performance wont be as good as the SD9. All of the latest camcorders in this range/price point are using CMOS sensors now though because they're a lot cheaper that CCD.
banned#12
hot!!
#13
bykergrove
hot!!


For when 'voting something hot' is just not enough.
#14
The Canon cameras have a feature whereby the camera can be set to always record into RAM, keeping the last 3 seconds of content. Then, when you press the "record" button, it dumps those seconds onto the start of your recording. That way, you don't miss any of the action. It effectively starts recording 3 seconds BEFORE you press the record button.

Does anyone know if this feature is available on any other makes of camera ? I really need this feature, but don't want to be stuck considering only one make of camera....
#15
Gib
The Canon cameras have a feature whereby the camera can be set to always record into RAM, keeping the last 3 seconds of content. Then, when you press the "record" button, it dumps those seconds onto the start of your recording. That way, you don't miss any of the action. It effectively starts recording 3 seconds BEFORE you press the record button.

Does anyone know if this feature is available on any other makes of camera ? I really need this feature, but don't want to be stuck considering only one make of camera....


The SD9 definitely did, so I'd guess this does too, but not owning one means I can only make an educated guess of "probably".
banned#16
The HDC-SD10 uses an SDHC/SD Memory Card as recording media. In addition to bringing significant advantages to smaller and lighter camcorder, the SDHC/SD Memory Card also differs from a hard-disk drive because it has no transport mechanism, making it highly shock resistant and enabling faster recording start, 1.9-sec Quick Power-On, or Pre-Rec function. These functions are especially helpful in capturing sudden shooting opportunities
#17
According to this review ..

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/camcorders/panasonic-hdc-sd10-609533/review?artc_pg=2

The 3 second buffering happens on this camcorder too
#18
Is there a URL to see costco items? Do they sell Digital SLRs?
#19
Thanks for the pre-rec info kind folk!
#20
If in doubt, dont be, its a great camcorder, great quality images and well worth the money especially for FULL HD recording, really small and a great camera.
Even the wife can use it!!, just make sure you get a large capacity memory card
#21
Gib
The Canon cameras have a feature whereby the camera can be set to always record into RAM, keeping the last 3 seconds of content. Then, when you press the "record" button, it dumps those seconds onto the start of your recording. That way, you don't miss any of the action. It effectively starts recording 3 seconds BEFORE you press the record button.

Does anyone know if this feature is available on any other makes of camera ? I really need this feature, but don't want to be stuck considering only one make of camera....


Yup, this camera has that feature too. You can buffer up to 3 seconds. :thumbsup:
#22
is this any good for making backups of the movies i legally pay to see in the cinema?
#23
just wonder can i do standard quality video(DVD) on a full hd one, or is it just limited to FHD.
#24
Can't decide between this and Sony CX105. Tempted by Sony because of better low light performance. Any one have an opinion?
#25
Gypsy301
just wonder can i do standard quality video(DVD) on a full hd one, or is it just limited to FHD.


No problem,
#26
Got mine from the local Panasonic shop in Perth for £299.99 inc. a 32 meg card and a voucher for £50 cashback. Also picked up a leather case at 1/2 price, also part of the deal. Postie brought the cheque this morning. :thumbsup:
Not sure if the cash back is still on but may be worth a look.
#27
Flombard
Can't decide between this and Sony CX105. Tempted by Sony because of better low light performance. Any one have an opinion?


I'm no reviewer by any means but having had both a sony and panasonic DV cameras i've noticed that Sony really do skimp on the quality in the cheaper models while panasonic to offer good quality all round.
You would also have the added expense of the Memory sticks for the Sony which I believe are always higher than the SD alternative.
16x optical zoom on the panasonic vs a 10x on the Sony.

I'd go Panasonic, but thats my choice. To help yopu decide its worth putting the model numbers into YouTube and seeing the quality for yourself. Remember to select HD when viewing the vids though. :-D
#28
I bought this camcorder about 6-8 months ago for £345, and I believe it is well worth that price.
The HD quality is excellent in daylight,but like all camcorders,except for really expensive ones, only average at night.We used on holiday in florida, and the footage of the parks is first class.
I have a panasonic 46g10,so I can just take the card straight out of the camcorder,into the TV, and watch HD video,and pictures.I used class 4, 16GB cards from play.com @ £17.99 on the best quality setting,giving 2 hours recording.Not the greatest amount of recording time,I know,but £18 x 2 for 4 hours of best quality holiday footage was fine by me.When this years trip to the states comes around, I'll just buy a couple of new 16gb cards,Thus keeping all future holiday footage on tiny SD cards.
#29
Do you not need a super duper computer in order to edit HD footage. Correct me if HOPEFULLY i am wrong as this camera looks a bargain.
#30
markoUK
Do you not need a super duper computer in order to edit HD footage. Correct me if HOPEFULLY i am wrong as this camera looks a bargain.


I haven't put any of my recordings through the computer, as I can view it all on the TV.
But I believe you have to have quite a decent spec computer to handle editing.
#31
Has anyone else gone and bought one in Costco ?
I went to John Lewis today and told them about the deal, asking them to price match. They're going to look into the price and get back to me to tell me if they can match it.

Has anyone else tried to get John Lewis to match Costco before ? Do they ?
#32
Gib
Has anyone else gone and bought one in Costco ?
I went to John Lewis today and told them about the deal, asking them to price match. They're going to look into the price and get back to me to tell me if they can match it.

Has anyone else tried to get John Lewis to match Costco before ? Do they ?


John Lewis will not price match Costco as far as I know because you need to be a member (annual fee payable) in order to shop with them.

Cheekster.
#33
That sucks, thanks cheekster.

Edit: Has now been confirmed by John Lewis themselves. A woman rang me back and said they don't match Costco or online stores.
#34
Is the voucher available to pick up in-store?
#35
I see an online retailer "Pluckpoint" have the camera for 287.99, plus 2.99 postage.
http://www.pluckpoint.com/product.aspx?productid=383&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Has anyone dealt with them before ?

Otherwise the cheapest brick-and-mortar store I might be able to get John Lewis to price match with is Argos, at 314.99
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5633630/Trail/searchtext%3EPANASONIC+CAMCORDER.htm
#36
Gib
I see an online retailer "Pluckpoint" have the camera for 287.99, plus 2.99 postage.
http://www.pluckpoint.com/product.aspx?productid=383&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Has anyone dealt with them before ?

Otherwise the cheapest brick-and-mortar store I might be able to get John Lewis to price match with is Argos, at 314.99
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5633630/Trail/searchtext%3EPANASONIC+CAMCORDER.htm


thank you pick one up in glasgow:thumbsup:
#37
toby8
thank you pick one up in glasgow:thumbsup:


You got one in Glasgow Argos ? Excellent.
#38
Gib
You got one in Glasgow Argos ? Excellent.


yes in glasgow argos . thank you so much !! just try to use this camcorder just now.
the camcorder is superb but the software:x
#39
So, I've gone and picked up my camcorder at John Lewis. they matched Argos.

Can someone recommend a good, value for money case for my new piece of kit ?

Preferably soft and slim fitting...

Cheers!

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