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Panasonic HDC-SD80 Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5 192g MOS Aug 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Fairly big digital zoom
Expert reviews are poor
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Reviews

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 339 user and expert reviews, Panasonic has excellent reviews for its video cameras. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range compared to other brands. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review website pcworld.pl scored this small total megapixels camcorder 60 out of 100. Camcorder experts aren't convinced by this Panasonic video camera.


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.5x and the biggest is 3,500x. With a digital zoom of 2,000 times zoom factor, the HDC-SD80 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

We compared all the other 2,000x (digital) video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HDC-HS80K is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the HC-V500 (2,500x), or the HC-V160 ($149.99) (2,500x) both from Panasonic or the Sharp HC-V130 (2,500x) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V250 ($480.99).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 34 times zoom factor, the HDC-SD80 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 34x (optical) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HDC-HS80K.

If this Panasonic video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the 800 (35x), or the Legria FS406 (37x) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDC-SD80 supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Panasonic HC-V250 ($480.99), or the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99).

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 is fairly light (only 192 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder. Small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg, and the average weight is 460g.

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Other Features

Features Auto Exposure

The HDC-SD80 features auto exposure, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDC-SD80 features manual focus. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder also feature manual focus.

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Features Auto Focus

The HDC-SD80 features auto focus, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Features Photo Mode

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 features photo mode, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Built-In Light

The HDC-SD80 has a built-in light, unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type which do not have a built-in light.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDC-SD80 features outdoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HDC-SD80 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 features back light compensation. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also feature back light compensation.

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Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HDC-SD80 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDC-SD80 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the HDC-SD80 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HDC-HS80K.

If this small total megapixels camcorder display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the ION DashCam (2.7165369" and higher rated), the Canon HF-M46 (3" and higher rated), or the JVC GZ-RX110 (3" and higher rated).

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HDC-SD80 has a fairly small bitrate at maximum video resolution (only 17 megabits per second) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder. The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.5 Mbit/s and the biggest is 50 Mbit/s.

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Still Image

2304 X 1296 Pixels Image Resolution

The HDC-SD80 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 2304 x 1296 pixels. That's 44% more maximum image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. The maximum image resolution of all small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 4224 x 2376 pixels.

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2304 X 1296 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HDC-SD80 is 2304 x 1296. That's 44% more still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this Panasonic camcorder. In addition, this Panasonic video camera support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480 and 1856 x 1392 and 2064 x 1376. The worst still image resolution of all video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4224 x 2376.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Camcorders of this age and spec have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 10MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.4MP. The HDC-SD80 has a very low effective megapixels (image) (only 1.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

Small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 4.5MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 1.3 megapixels, the HDC-SD80 has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 770701482hdcsd80ebr, panasonic hdcsd80ebk, panasonic hdcsd80ebt, panasonic hdcsd80ebr, panasonic hdcsd80ebs, hdcsd80epk
Barcodes 00885170040267, 00885170040274, 00885170040281, 04010869180016, 05025232625147, 05025232625154, 05025232625178, 05025232625291
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