HolidayBuyer's Guide

Panasonic HDC-SD5 Specifications

Panasonic HDC-SD5 (black)

Part Number: HDCSD5

General

  • Depth
    5.3 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    3CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/6"
  • Digital Zoom
    700 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Available Body Colors
    black, silver
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Effective Video Resolution
    520 KP
  • Digital Zoom
    700x
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/6"
  • Optical Zoom
    10x
  • Print Standard
    PictBridge support
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    560 KP
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Optical Sensor Type
    3CCD
  • Manufacturer
    Panasonic

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    1 lux
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    low light, portrait mode, sports mode, spotlight, surf & snow
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/30 sec
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, portrait mode, surf & snow, low light, sports mode
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic
  • Min Illumination
    1 lux
  • White Balance Presets
    Indoor, outdoor

Display

  • Display Format
    300,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    3.3 ft - 8 ft
  • Camera Flash
    Built-in flash

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-2.8
  • Min Focal Length
    3 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    30 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    42.9 m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    37 mm
  • Lens Brand
    Leica
  • Features
    built-in lens shield

Miscellaneous

  • Color
    Black

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Additional Features

  • Additional Features
    Backlight compensation
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    backlight compensation

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    zoom
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo
  • Microphone Features
    Zoom

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1320 mAh (included)

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows 2000 SP4 or later, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Panasonic
  • Product Line
    Panasonic
  • Model
    HDC-SD5
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    1 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    700 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • High-Definition Video Support
    1080i
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    backlight compensation

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in
  • Microphone technology
    electret condenser

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    low light, portrait mode, sports mode, spotlight, surf & snow

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.6 in
  • Height
    2.6 in
  • Weight
    11.99 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    560 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    520 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    3CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/6"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    4.2 mm (1/6")
  • Sensor Qty
    3

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.9 cm
  • Display Format
    300,000 pixels

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    PictBridge support

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

General

  • Manufacturer
    Panasonic

Where to Buy

Panasonic HDC-SD5 (black)

Part Number: HDCSD5

MSRP: $999.95

Visit manufacturer site for details.