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Panasonic HDC SD40 Camcorder - Black

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Panasonic HDC-SD40 FULL high Definition 1920X1080 Camcorder + Case + Retail Box
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Panasonic HDC-SD40 FULL high Definition 1920X1080 Camcorder + Case + Retail Box
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Product description
  • World's lightest
  • Long recording time of about 135 minutes
  • Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
  • Face detection
  • Zoom mic and wind noise canceler
  • SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card recording
Product Identifiers
BrandPanasonic
ModelSD40
UPC411378224316, 5025232614271, 5025232614288, 885170040205, 885170070318

Key Features
Recording SystemNTSC
Optical Zoom16.8x
Digital Zoom1200x
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatFlash card
Resolution1.5 MP
Screen Size2.7"
Weight5.71 Oz.

Optical Sensor
Sensor TypeMOS
Sensor Size1/5.8"
Optical Sensor Qty1

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Focal Length Range2.9mm - 48.7mm

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemorySD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeNone

Dimensions
Depth4.29 in.
Height2.28 in.
Width2.05 in.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationRotating
Display Size2.7"

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

Resolution
Effective Still Resolution1.2 MP
Effective Video Resolution1.2 MP

File Format
Digital Video FormatAVCHD, iFrame
Still Image FormatJPEG

Other Features
Face DetectionYes
High Definition Video Support1080i
Widescreen Video CaptureYes

Miscellaneous
Color Black
Night ModeYes
Shooting ModesDigital Photo Mode

eBay Product ID: EPID99935364

Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewGood

  • THE GOOD

    "They're compact and have manual controls, a zoom lens, and a video light, which is nice for the price of the Panasonic HDC-SD40, TM40 and TM41."

  • THE BAD

    "When it comes to video quality, you're getting what you pay for."

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    "Panasonic's HDC-TM40, TM41 and SD40 are some of the cheapest camcorders you can buy with a zoom lens and manual controls. If you care about video quality, spend a little more money on another model; if you don't, buy the cheapest one of these you can find, adjusting for the cost of memory for the SD40."

  • (C) 2014 CBS Interactive., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 13 user reviews

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Created: 03/10/12

super

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The HDC-SD40 is Panasonic's entry-level 1MOS camcorder. It has many more manual features and - most importantly - a 16.8x optical zoom, which no pocket Internet model can boast. Image quality is reasonable for the price, and there's even a Power OIS optical image stabilisation system, to keep things steady when shooting handheld. The SD40 is not the absolute best budget deal on the market, but it provides the most manual settings at this price.

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Created: 04/05/12

For the price this camera is a tough one to beat. I highly reccomend it!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I bought this camcorder so I could capture some waterfowl hunting footage without having to break the bank. I'm pretty sure this camcorder will do just fine. It's so simple to operate anyone could do it. The image stabilizing feature (OIS) is my absolute favorite feature. It literally takes the shake of your hands out of the image so you get a nice smooth image while recording. This is a great camera for the money. Does it record movie quality footage, of course not but it does record very good quality footage that anybody should be happy with.

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Created: 06/08/12

all in one camera, quality, low price and easy handling

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

is a wonderful experience, is a very confotable camera, and easy to use ... the battery lasts long enough but what I like most is the soom 1200x with a very good image quality and all that na a very low price . this is very good video camera.

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Created: 10/02/11

Thanks to this seller for such a reasonable deal!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I was very pleased upon receiving the camera, battery charger, fire wire, and video cables all inside a very nice camera bag safely packed. I went online to read a pdf file of it's owner's manual. This gave me all of the directions I needed to begin using the camera. I took it to school and began using it on a student who is autistic. He will hopefully begin becoming more self aware of his actions because he can now see himself on the digital motion picture videos that I take of him. I'm grateful to find such a nice camera for a reasonable and affordable price.
Thank to the seller. We all appreciate someone giving up something as valuable as this camera for such a fair price. This is the way to purchase things.
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Created: 08/24/12

light gr8 quality footage

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Brilliant A++++++++++++This cam is so lite its brilliant>quality pics are gr8>Very easy to set up and to understand.I wa slucky to buy this.The shipping was amazing from the USA.Waited a few days and i had it <had it set up in no time and shooting movies

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