/// HD Camcorder Comparison

[ Permalink for this page ]   

Panasonic HDC-SD10

display: - Test/Review and technical specifications3 models per page

Panasonic HDC-SD10
Picture ?
Manufacturer Panasonic Informationen zu Panasonic

Name HDC-SD10
European name ?HDC-SD10
US name ?HDC-SD10K
lowest US price 405 $
On the market since June 2009
Test preview

[ top ]Panasonic HDC-SD10
slashCAM rating ?Satisfactory
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode

[ top ]Panasonic HDC-SD10
Video formats ? AVCHD
Recording Medium SDHC card
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1440 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/25p
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/25p
video resolutions US ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/24p
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/24p
Max Bitrate ?17 Mbit/s
Compression format ? MPEG4
on-board memory ? 
Optics Manufacturer ? Leica
Optical Zoom ?16 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?42 mm
Filter diameter ?43 mm
Image Stabilization ?optical
ND Filter ?No
Exchangable optics ?No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?1
Size of image sensor ?1/6 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ?1170000 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CMOS
White Balance ?auto
Focus ?auto
Minimum shutter time ?1/8.000
Maximum shutter time ?1/25
Apperture control ?auto
Infrared recording ?No
Expanded Focus ?Yes
Peaking ?No
Signal Processing
Zebra ?No
Histogram ?No
adjustable sharpness ?Yes
Adjustable color ?Yes
Cinegamma ?Yes
Black Strech ?No
Knee ?No
Colorbars ?No
Shot Transition ?No
Custom Presets ?No
Set Time Code ?No

[ top ]Panasonic HDC-SD10
synonymous: RCA, composite
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
synonymous: Component Signal
HDMI ?Out mini
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
USB ?USB 2.0
Microphone / Audio input ?No
Headphones ?No
Lanc ?No
Time-code interface ?No
Genlock ?No
Accessory shoe ?No
Weight (without battery) 227 g
Weight (with battery)  
Battery type Panasonic VW-VBG070
Battery capacity 725 mAh
Charger ?external
Remote control Yes
Height 63 mm
Width 48 mm
Depth 115 mm
Relative Size ?3
Viewfinder available ?No
Color Viewfinder ?-
Viewfinder format ?-
Viewfinder pixels ? 
Display available ?Yes
Color display ?Color
Display size 2,7 Inch
Display format ?16:9
Display pixels ?230400 Pixel
Touch Screen ?Yes
External controls
Manual Zoom ?Rocker
Manual Focus ?Menu
Manual Aperture ?Menu
Focus switcher ?No
ND Filter ?No
Exp Lock ?No
Gain ?No
White balance ?No
Push AF ?No
Audio Levels ?No
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons

[ top ]Panasonic HDC-SD10
Audio Formats ?AC-3 Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbit max.
Microphone ?Stereo internal
Audio Control ?auto
Audio levels ?Screen

[ top ]Panasonic HDC-SD10
Recording Medium ?SDHC card
Medium included ?No
Effective pixels ?2100000 Pixel
Resolutions ?1920 x 1080 - max
Standard ?JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ?Yes

[ top ]Panasonic HDC-SD10
Product Shots

[ top ]Panasonic HDC-SD10
View 1  
View 2  
Test results

Test pictures
[ top ]Panasonic HDC-SD10
luminance resolution
chrominance resolution
lens distortion
test small ISO image
noise / internal microphone
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode ?
Test image 12 lux optimized ? 
Manufacturers URL Website Panasonic
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?Sufficient
Resolution ?Sufficient
Color performance ?Good
subj.Picture impression ?Satisfactory
Optical Zoom ?Satisfactory
Wide Angle ?Sufficient
Configuration / image ?Satisfactory
Configuration / sound ?Sufficient
Handling ?Satisfactory
Portability ? Excellent
Photo function ?Sufficient
Optics ?Good
Dynamics ?Good
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Satisfactory
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
Pros + manual controls for shutter and aperture
+ factory setting adjustable
Cons - somewhat blurred compared with other HD video
Conclusion Handlingwise no other mini-cam is up to par with the Panasonic SD10.Others functions like the distortionless lens or the optical image stabilizer are realised well.Apart from its somwhat low image sharpness we think this camera is well done for its price.
More information

Reviews and Forums
[ top ]Panasonic HDC-SD10
slashCAM Review
HDC-SD10 Review
HDC-SD10 Review
external reviews/tests  
Comparison Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-PJ330
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Canon Legria HF R48
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-CX320
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-CX280
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Canon Legria HF R36
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Canon Legria HF R306
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-PJ200
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-CX200
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-CX210
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-CX250
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-CX130
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Samsung HMX-H204
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Canon HF M306
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-CX115
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-CX116
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-CX155
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Sony HDR-XR155
Panasonic HDC-SD10 compared to Canon HF R106
Forum posts "Panasonic HDC-SD10 vs" "JVC GZ-HD 620" vs
iMovie and Panasonic SD10
Canon HG20, Panasonic HDC-SD100 or Canon HF200?
Panasonic HDC-SD10 or Samsung R10 Full HD?
Panasonic HDC SD10 and Stop Motion??
Panasonic HDC SD10 is not found of Premiere Pro CS4!
Panasonic HDC-SD10: Light FullHD AVCHD Cam
The Panasonic HDC-SD100, or generally in the U.S. camera to buy?
Panasonic HDC-SD100 with blue stitch in automatic White Balance
Is Apple's MacBook for Panasonic HDC-SD100
data - but the best! (Panasonic SD100)
Panasonic SD100 & HS100
Canon HF100 or waiting for new Panasonic HDC-SD100

Please consider that these data have been entered into this database by human beings.Also, the technical information provided by the manufacturers are at times contradictory, incomplete and sometimes even incorrect.Although we take great care checking all information, we can not gurantee for its correctness.Sollten die Angaben unvollständig sein oder Fehler enthalten, bitte lasst es uns wissen! Mail: