Panasonic HDC-SD80 specs

By James Morris


Key Features

  • 1/5.8in CMOS sensor with 1.5Mpixels
  • Full HD shooting
  • SDXC-compatible SD memory slot
  • 37x optical zoom; 42x Intelligent zoom
  • Independent iris and shutter controls
  • Manufacturer: Panasonic
  • Review Price: £307.00
Quick Glance
Weight 0.192
Lens Features
Optical Zoom 42
Digital Zoom 2000
Video Recording
Recording Media SD card
Video Capture Format AVCHD
Max Video Res 1920 x 1080
Minimum Lux Rating 7.0 lx (1/25 Low Light scene mode) / 1 lx (Color Night View)
Image Stabilisation Hybrid OIS
General Features
LCD Screen Size 2.7in
On-board Storage 0
On-board Microphone 2ch Stereo, Zoom Microphone
A/V ports
HDMI Yes (mini)
USB 2.0 Yes
Audio / Video Out Yes
Audio / Video In No
External Microphone No
Physical Specifications
Weight 0.192
Image Processor
Image Sensor 1/5.8in CMOS with 1.5MPixels
Image Sensor Quantity 1


October 22, 2012, 7:38 pm

Dear John,

There's something I am really curious to ask. & I hope this message gets to you even though this review is more than a year old.

I am a little confused about the Iris & Shutter settings of my own Panasonic HDC-SD80 camcorder, thus I would like to seek your advise.

From what I understand, Shutter Speed controls the smoothness of a video, as increasing it makes videos smoother. But at the same time, the shutter speed decreases the brightness of the video. Is this natural for changing the shutter speed?

Also, I am not familiar with the Iris settings as well. The only detail I know is that it will change the exposure of the video.

I have been doing low light recordings on portable gaming systems, & the quality is just above average for me. The only problem I had is with inconsistent color "waves", & trying to tweak the 2 aforementioned settings to the best possible setting.

Your reply will be much appreciated.

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