Panasonic HDC-SD1 4GB HD Camcorder - £427.05 delivered

Panasonic HDC-SD1 4GB HD Camcorder - £427.05 delivered

Found 2nd Dec 2007
* High definition 1080i images giving broadcast quality video
* Simultaneous recording of video and 2.1 megapixel still images
* Records onto SD memory cards, a 4GB card is included
* Extremely compact HD camera, just 137mm (5.4in) long
* 3in widescreen LCD screen
* 12x optical zoom, no loss of detail on zooming
* 3CCD system gives remarkable colour, detail and graduation
* Mega Optical Image Stabiliser means crisp images, even when zoomed in close
* World-renowned Leica Dicomar lens developed specifically for camcorders
* Quick Start mode, ready to shoot in just 1.7 seconds
* Five microphones for full Surround Sound recording
* Focus assist for accurate focusing
* Panasonicâs HD Crystal Engine for superb colour reproduction
* Records in AVCHD format giving about 90 minutes at 6Mbps
* Burn your own Blu-ray discs
* HDMI and USB 2.0 connections
Weight (without battery): 430g
Dimensions: 74.1mm x 67mm x 137mm
Recording media: SD/SDHC memory card
Image Sensor: 3 x 1/4 inch CCD
Resolution: 2.1 megapixel 16:9
Still image: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
Video recording: AVCHD
Recording modes: HF 13Mbps/CBR, HN 9Mbps/VBR, HE 6Mbps/VBR
F Value: F1.8 wide, 2.8 telephoto
Focal Length: 4.0 - 48.0 mm
35mm film equivalent: 38.5mm - 462mm (16:9)
Zoom: 12x variable speed optical, 30x to 700x digital
Microphone: 5.1 channel Surround Sound
Image Stabiliser: Mega OIS
Flash: approximately 1m to 2.5m
Minimum Illumination: 2 Lux in colour night mode
Focus: AF/Manual
White Balance: Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/White Set
Shutter Speed: 1/50 to 1/8000 sec
EVF: 0.44 inches with 183,000 pixels
Monitor: 3.0in LCD with 250,000 pixels
Interfaces: AV out, HDMI out, USB 2.0, Video Component out

There's a new model HDC-SD5 (£544 at Amazon) out, but this one gets great reviews and has larger ccd's (1/4 inch) which I understand gives better clarity and low light resolution. QVC seems a bit embarrassing (found it on the net - not the Tv!) but it's the best price by £20, and registering only took 3 minutes.

First post - thought it was time to give something back to all you fantastic OP's. Hope it helps someone. Please forgive any errors!

PS Item number is 557846
- mooncaller


It works have to search at the seach not the middle of the page.

Original Poster

Not sure why the link isn't working. This link is the one I used for the page and works for me:…KMC

The AVCHD compression has got lots more support now, and looks as though it could become the de-facto standard. It says limited stock so I bought one straight away, as apparently they've got a good 30 day money back scheme where they collect the item themselves. Unusual for me as I often have to research for days! I like the fact that a Gb Sd card is included too.

Now just have to find a way to plat my mini DV tapes after I lost my previous camcorder. Any suggestions?

Don't forget 5% Quidco, saving another £20 !

This was out of stock for a while but it's now back in stock.

This is a great deal and a great HD camcorder but I prefer to stick with my MiniDV SD camcorder because its waay easier to edit and archive SD, low light performance is much better and no compression to worry about...

If I were buying into HD I would be placing an order right now though!!
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