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Panasonic HDC-SD10K SD Full HD Camcorder - Black

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  • Captures 1080p HD video
  • Super-compact design; weighs only 1/2 pound
  • Intelligent Auto mode takes the guess-work out of recording and allows anyone to record picture perfect moments
  • 16x Optical Image Stabilized zoom with Active mode anticipates your movement to correct jitters and shakes and allow smooth movement when recording
  • Record to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Product Description

Product Description

The Panasonic HDCSD10 features a 16x optical zoom. You can zoom close to catch dynamic shots of distant objects. And because the zoom is optical, there's limited image degradation. Also, Panasonic's Advanced O.I.S. helps prevent blurring - typically a big concern when shooting with a zoom. This combination of optical zoom and Advanced O.I.S. gives you the ability to take fantastic zoom shots. You get all the beauty and minimal blurring. There's nothing more disappointing than shooting a once-in-a-lifetime event on video, only to discover that the images are blurry or poorly exposed because of backlighting. Panasonic's iA helps avoid problems in difficult shooting situations by automatically making the optimal camera settings and activating certain functions. For example, iA now includes AF Tracking, a new function that "locks" on and follows a subject as it moves, so images are sharply focused and properly exposed. This technology is a huge help for everyone. HD images contain 6 times as much information as standard images. HDTV has 1,080 horizontal scan lines, SDTV has 480. That translates into much higher resolution and much finer detail. With HD images on an HDTV, pictures are so clear and sharp that you can see textures. The shift in the industry from SDTV to HDTV is well underway. For shooting once-in-a-lifetime scenes that you want to capture in full beauty, the Panasonic HDCSD10 camcorder is the best choice. Image Sensor (Total) - 1/6 MOS Focal Length - 2.95-47.2mm 35mm Film Camera Equivalent - 44.1-706mm [16 - 9] Filter Diameter - 30.5mm Lens Type - Panasonic Still Picture Recording - Yes; 2.1 M (1920 x 1080) [16 - 9] Recording 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) Light - LED Video Light, Flash, 1400 Lux (1/30 Low Light Mode)

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer

Panasonic's twin-memory HDC-SD10 high-definition camcorder records to an SDHC/SD memory card. It weighs just 0.5 pounds, yet its compact body design has a high-powered 16x optical zoom capabilities and advanced features to produce beautiful 1920 x 1080 Full-HD videos.

The 16x optical zoom of the HDC-SD10 is supported by the Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) function--an essential element to achieve clear zooming, as it minimizes the hand-shake that often impairs video quality while zooming. Panasonic’s Advanced OIS detects and corrects for hand-shake around 4,000 times per second and works with the high-powered optical zoom to produce clear, stable zoom shots. The new Active mode also extends the hand-shake correction range to allow the shooting of clear, crisp images while walking or moving.

Panasonic camcorder highlights

As with most Panasonic camcorders, the HDC-SD10 features the iA (Intelligent Auto) function, which automatically sets the most suitable Scene mode according to shooting conditions. These include Advanced O.I.S., Face Detection, which adjusts the exposure so faces are captured perfectly; Intelligent Contrast Control, which helps ensure proper contrast; and Intelligent Scene Selector, which determines the shooting conditions and automatically selects the Scene setting that will provide optimal results. Both camcorders are also equipped with AF/AE Tracking (Auto Focus/Auto Exposure Tracking), which automatically tracks a moving subject for consistently beautiful images. This feature maintains the focus and exposure even if the subject moves or turns to one side.

Panasonic HDC-SD10 Highlights

SDHC/SD Memory Card Recording
The SDHC/SD memory card not only brings significant advantages to smaller and lighter camcorders, but it also differs from a hard-disk drive in that it has no transport mechanism, making it highly shock-resistant and enabling faster recording starts.

Panasonic camcorder highlights
Touch-screen and Handy Function Buttons
A touch screen lets users operate a variety of functions by simply touching an icon displayed on the LCD. This allows intuitive operation without having to look away from the subject.

1.9-sec Quick Power-On
The power turns on and off by opening and closing the LCD. This start-up allows users to save battery power by keeping the power turned off when the camcorder is not in use, while making sure that unexpected shooting opportunities are not lost. The power-saving Eco mode automatically turns the power off when the camcorder is not in use for five minutes.

To avoid missing critical shooting opportunities, when the Pre-Rec function is on, the camcorder continuously records three seconds of images into an internal buffer memory. When the Record button is actually pressed, the three seconds immediately prior are added to the beginning of the clip.

Auto Power LCD
This feature automatically adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen according to the shooting conditions.

Panasonic camcorder highlights
Built-in Video Light and Flash
The HDC-SD10 is equipped with a video light and flash for convenience when shooting in dimly lit places.

Highlight Playback
This function is for users who want to view recorded images quickly, as "highlights" can be created and played back according to a set time interval.

One-Touch Copy of Videos to DVD and Easy Playback with the BN1 DVD Burner
To avoid the two-step process previously required to save Full-HD videos from an SDHC/SD memory card or built-in memory onto a DVD for playback, the HDC-SD10 features a one-touch function that makes this process easier.

VIERA Link Playback
The HDC-SD10 is compatible with Panasonic’s VIERA Link to allow quick and easy viewing of Full-HD video content, as well as with the VIERA Image Viewer function on a VIERA HDTV. This allows users to play videos on a large screen by simply inserting a recorded SDHC/SD memory card into the SD Card slot of a Panasonic VIERA HDTV. It provides instant playback of video clips recorded in the AVCHD format in Full-HD quality. Similarly, video recordings can be easily played by using a Panasonic Blu-ray Disc player.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.8 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B002BSHD8G
  • Item model number: HDC-SD10K
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,653 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at June 8, 2009

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Erik on December 7, 2009
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I bought this several weeks ago when it was on sale. I'm happy with it. The footage it produces is very good, the low light performance, while not great, is acceptable. It's very small and very easy to use, and the optical image stabilizer is fantastic. All in all, it's a solid step up from a flip camcorder, though certainly not as good as one of the more expensive canons. But for now, this is an affordable high def camcorder that works well for family video shoots.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Paul Louie on December 8, 2009
I have this camcorder for about a year and still happy with it. I have a HD TV, so HD camcorder is only way to go. I was disappointed with none HD on my HD TV.

I just see the Amazon price for this camcorder go under 300, not sure if this is the new price or just temporary sale. Compare to other name brands, this is a very good price. I pay about 400 a year ago.

I have the kingston SD (kingston provides lifttime warranty on the card), I have no problem with it. In fact, SD camcorder is smaller and lighter then hard disk verson. I have the 16 GB, I hardly ever use all the storage in a single day.

Yes, low light is a issue. If you are shoot outdoor in the evening, there will be an issue. But most of my evening shoot is going to be indoor, so I am okay with it.
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Arco on October 30, 2009
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originally i bought the standard definition panasonic camcorder, and the people at best buy assured me i would not be able to tell the difference between that and high def on my TV, so i tried it and they lied. i then bought this camera off amazon and not only is it super high def quality, but its so easy to use the touch screen display is great, and is sooooo light weight.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By cz9h3d on December 23, 2009
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With a very low price prior to the holidays, and a new i7 iMac, I thought I'd finally jump on the HD camcorder wagon. I've had miniDV camcorders for the last 11 years. My last (Canon Optura Pi) was selected after careful research with a high priority on quality footage indoors in the evening - the achilles heel of digital camcorders. I own 3 Panasonic still digital cameras, so I admit to having a soft spot for the brand.

Anyways, the SD10 was a great price, a beautiful little form factor, and shot beautiful video outside during the day. My experience at night indoors (with all lights on) showed the camera to do a poor job. We're not just talking about noise, but blockiness too. It was totally unwatchable. I also shot some additional indoor footage during the day - a large indoor building with lots of light - very watchable but noticeable grain. Note that footage was viewed directly on a HD Television using the HDMI connection - on the viewfinder you might think the footage was fine.

The reviews were mixed - mainly regarding comments on indoor usage - but I thought I'd take a chance. Alas the camera went back, and I replaced it with a Sanyo FH1aSanyo VPC-FH1A Full HD Video and 8 MP Digital Photos (Black) (also from Amazon). Its indoor performance is excellent!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael B. on March 3, 2010
First, the two versions of this camera are identical other than the fact that one has built in memory, the other does not. BUT, consider how much you're paying for that memory? Could you just buy a larger card with the price difference? Probably. Considering that for the sake of convenience you will probably be recording to cards most of the time (so you can just plug them into the computer) I would probably go for the internal memory-less version.

I ran several tests on the camera for a few days to try out its features. I am not a name-brand fanboy, nor am I a dedicated videophile. I'm just going to give you an unbiased impression based upon what my eyes saw:


1.)Pretty good daylight recording. Considering what I paid for it, I was surprised by the quality. It's not a Canon S10 by any means, but I was pleased.
2.)It is unbelievably small and light. Shockingly so. If you are looking for the smallest possible 1080p capable camera to take on a daylight hike, I'm thinking this is near the top of the list.
3.)Has a few of the bells and whistles of a larger camera, including the ability to swap out memory cards, a decent touch-screen menu interface where you can play with the settings (as opposed to some of these cheap-o cameras), a genuine optical zoom, and an HDMI output right on the camera. Unlike most, I had no problem with the touchscreen.
4.)Quick power-on/off feature works really well, battery life was not a problem.


1.)You'll notice I mentioned how surprised I was by the camera's performance in daylight? I was equally surprised by the nighttime/indoor performance. As in, it was atrocious. Absolutely atrocious.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James C. Deuschle on February 5, 2010
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I read the reviews about this camera having poor picture quality but bought in anyway because it seemed like such a good deal. However, as Huey Lewis said, sometimes bad is bad. Some of the reviews said "poor picture quality in low light," which I took as meaning candle light or some other dark room situation. The pictures I've taken so far have been in very well lit situations indoors. The pictures were grainy and just plain bad quality. It may do well in bright daylight, I don't know as I've gone back to using my non-hi-def tape camera, which has much better picture quality.

The software is another story. By no means simple to use, it saves the files in a format that no other media reader can recognize. If you were hoping to use this to save video files that you can: 1) Play back on Windows Media Player or Quicktime 2) Send to friends and family 3) Upload to Facebook or another website to share you won't be able to do any of that with the files this software translates your home movies into.

One good thing I can say about this is it's portability. It is the smallest, lightest video camera I've ever owned. The camera itself is pretty easy to use (I chose to rate it not easy to use due to the software that comes with it). For this reason, I really wanted to like this. I've even considered giving it to my son, as he loves taking pictures. I'm not sure if I want to turn a $300 purchase into a toy for a 6-year-old, though.

My recommendation would be to not buy this. My next camera purchase will not be on-line but through a retail store with a good return policy. If you decide to chance it and buy this camera anyway and missed the "big sale" I found it on, look for my camera to be for sale on eBay.
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