Product Type: Panasonic digital camcorders
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Smart Looking and Compact Video Camera
Member Name: katygriff
Advantages: Smart Looking and Using.
Just before Lottie was born I wanted a video camera to capture all those special moments. I chose this Panasonic HDC SD60 because we had read some brilliant reviews and the price was just about right. Let's talk about the camera beforeI tell you how I have got on with it.
Features - A standard list for you:
Full 1080 HD recording
35 X zoom
Power Optical Image Stabilisation
35.7 mm lens
Rotatable flip screen
SDHC/SD Memory card reader
Now I chose the black and silver colour but I am aware you can get others. It is relatively small and easily fits in one hand. The top is silver and at the back you can see the battery pack otherwise it would be kind of a rectangle shape. The brand is on the flip out screen at the left and to the right you have a strap to put your hand through t keep it steady.
The record button is by your thumb of the hand you are holding so you can work the camera quite easily and keep a hand free. Then at the back there is the option to take video, pictures or playback. The top has your zoom and the camera shutter button. Then the top side gives you the OIS and manual opions. You bring the screen out to the left and you have your space to put the memory card and as said before you can rotate the screen.
The actual screen looks very smart and is touch screen. It is so easy to navigate around the settings and your videos / pictures. There are also buttons at the bottom to navigate the menu, volume and light. The screen is very responsive to your touch and you have small previews of your videos and pictures to view so you can see exactly what you have taken.
On the camera itself because the screen is a reasonable size you can easily view the videos on there. The cable and everything comes in the box and it is easy to pop everything onto your computer. Because it records in HD you have fantastic videos and the recording stops when you want it to or when you shut the lens. The camera will power iself off is you leave it alone which means no more wasted batteries.
The battery takes a few hours to charge to full but will take a couple of hours of use.
The camera cost us around £250 but that was a while ago now so maybe you can get it cheaper.
Well my view is that it is an extremely easy to use camera and because of its size it is so practical. I am not technically minded so it is great for me and I call it my little point and shoot. You can get lovely cases to fit it which fit into my handbag and I take it everywhere. It has certainly provided u with some lovely memories already.
Summary: Love this camera
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