Panasonic SDR-H18 Camcorder

Panasonic SDR-H18

This hard drive camcorder is getting more appeal from consumers in that they have become a more convenient alternative to their DVD or tape-based equivalents. Hard drive camcorders may cost a bit more but with a larger storage space to work with, most users would really find it more than enough while doing away with storing videos in DVD’s and tapes.

The Panasonic SDR-H18 has a built-in 30GB hard drive and makes use of a single 1/6 inch 680,000 pixel CCD chip sensor for better image quality for videos as well as stills. It is also equipped with 32x optical zoom lens with the variable zoom lever located ideally atop the camcorder for easier handling. The camcorder’s controls are conveniently located just within reach by the user’s thumb or forefinger although some of them may be harder to reach like the menu button using only the operating hand.

In terms of image quality, this digital camcorder provides quite an accurate color quality on shots despite using a single sub-mega pixel imager. Its auto focus features reacts quite well in trying to maintain focus when zooming. This camcorder also provides both auto and manual controls to get ideal picture quality in different light conditions. The view from the LCD screen is quite clear even in low light conditions.

For those who still consider a slot for a removable storage medium in their camcorders important, the Panasonic SDR-H18 also provides for an SD/SDHC flash memory slot aside from its built-in 30GB storage drive where videos can also be recorded without any difference in image or video quality. This camcorder provides for a good combination of pleasing image quality, video storage convenience as well as affordable price that makes it one of the top mid-range digital camcorder choices.

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