Panasonic HDC-SX5 Hybrid Camcorder

Panasonic HDC-SX5 Hybrid Camcorder

Trusted Reivews gives us a review on the Panasonic HDC-SX5 which uses both DVD-RAM/RW and SD cards as storage media. The Panasonic HDC-SX5 features three 1/6″ CCD sensor, 10x optical zoom with Leica Dicomar lens, Advanced O.I.S image stabilizer.

Verdict from Trusted Reivews:

The HDC-SX5 has plenty of commendable qualities. The lack of microphone input and headphone output reduce its usefulness for more serious video making, but it offers good image quality in adequate lighting, and there are some useful manual controls on offer. Most of all, though, we’re not entirely convinced by the Hybrid recording format, in particular because we’ve never been bowled over by DVD camcorders. Discs may be very easily transferred to a PC by sticking them in your optical drive, but the low level of storage available means you would have to pack quite a few for a long holiday. We’re much more in favour of the HDC-SX5′s SDHC capabilities. Fortunately, Panasonic has alternative models recording to this format alone, which we plan to review in the near future.

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