Panasonic HDC-SD 99 Review

(Camcorder with Still Image Function)
Panasonic HDC-SD 99

Above average (B) 5 reviews 05/2011
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Product specification:
  • HD Standard: Full HD
  • Special Features: Touchscreen, …
  • Display diagonal: 3"
  • Optical zoom: 21x
  • Digital zoom: 1500x
  • Weight: 244 g … more information

Magazine 10/2011
“good” (4 out of 5 stars)

“Likes: sharp, pictures taken in daylight are detailed; supports 50p and the brand’s own 3D lens; integrated video light and mic input. OK: -. Dislikes: problems focusing when taking night shots, lots of image noise.”

Single test
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“The SD99 gives you a whole load of HD camera for your money. The biggest limitations you have to accept for the device’s price are its slightly low sharpness levels, lack of tools when it comes to picture settings as well as its poor display and missing headphone port. ...”

Magazine 4/2011
“very good” (147 out of 200 points)

“Test Winner”

“Likes: large wide-angle; good sound equipment; 50p mode; 3D option. Dislikes: -.”

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Magazine 5/2011
“satisfactory” (2.73)

Value for money: “reasonably priced”

“Hats off!: the more affordable of the two Panasonic camcorders even managed to outdo the two clearly more expensive models from Canon and JVC. With the biggest contrast ratio in our test and a zoom factor of 34.5, it even managed to surpass its bigger brother which placed second ... However, the various criteria marks show where Panasonic has made cut backs to the HDC-SD99. Its film recordings were slightly less detailed and the image noise was somewhat more visible. ...”

HiFi Test
Magazine 2/2011
Single test
1.3; top class

Value for money: “very good”

“Panasonic is gifting ambitious film makers a device with a huge range of features at an entry-level price in the shape of the HDC-SD99. You can decide later whether you want this to be a 3D device; even with this addition the model from Panasonic remains far beneath the 1,000 euro mark.”

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