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Panasonic HDC-SD700 Review
on 3 June 2010
To Start with i purchased a Panasonic HDC-SD 60. and to be honest it was quite a decent camcorder. At top quality recording i was generally happy with the picture, although whatever i played it back with ( even hdmi lead onto 46 inch samsung 1080p tv ) there was a slight flicker that drove me mad. It would be visable when panning or moving vertically, or even horizontally where there were any straight lines or mesh fence ( for an example ) in the picture. ( i know most people will hardly notice this, but i am just a critical kinda chap ! )
So it was returned, and i decided to bite the bullet and purchase the Panasonic HDC-SD-700.
With 1080p at 50 fps Recording i was hoping i would be a bit close to camcorder nirvana than with the SD60.
Ive used the camcorder for over a week now, on many different kinds of filming, from full auto to complete Manual controll.
Firstly. i cannot emphasize enough the picture quality at 1080p 50fps. IT IS INCREDIBLE . and trust me i dont use that word lightly. INCREDIBLE. from playing back the footage through the camcorder via Mini hdmi lead ( not supplied ) i was absolutely blown away.
What really supprised me was that i could just take the SD card out, pop it into my PS3 and play back the mts files ( yes even full 1080p 50fps ) with virtually identical playback to using the camcorder. ( if im critical theres a bit of judder but its slight )
Fan noise... Nope. ive tried very hard to hear any. and maybe im just getting old but i cant hear it.
Problems... this will be a small paragraph . When using manual control with the screen open, the Camera function button near the control ring can be obscured by the screen.
Summery. The best Picture i have ever seen. Dont hesitate to buy one. Amazon customer service has been brilliant too.