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Full-HD 3CCD Camcorder with Advanced O.I.S., 5.1 Surround Sound, 8GB SD Card Included

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HDC-SD9-8GB
Features

Full-High Definition 3CCD Camcorder with 1920x1080-Pixel Recording, Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer, Leica Lens, 10x Optical Zoom, Face Detection and 5.1 Surround Sound, Records to SD Memory Card, Class 4 8GB SD Card Included

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    • MEDIA
    • Records Onto
    • Recording Format
    • LENS
    • Image Sensor (Total)
    • Image Sensor (Effective)
    • F Value
    • Optical Zoom
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Filter Diameter
    • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Lens Type
    • CAMERA
    • 3CCD Camera System
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Focus
    • White Balance
    • High Speed Shutter
    • Iris
    • Backlight Compensation
    • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
    • LCD Monitor
    • Power LCD
    • Wide Viewing Angle LCD
    • Pure Color Engine
    • Soft-Skin Mode
    • Easy-to-Use Mode Dial
    • MagicPix Images
    • Simultaneous Motion Video & Still Picture Recording
    • Microphone
    • Date Recording
    • Fade in/out
    • On-Screen Display Language
    • Flash
    • Quick Start
    • RECORDING & PLAYBACK
    • Applicable Disc
    • Cue and Review
    • Skip
    • Video Recording Format
    • Recording Mode
    • Playback Mode
    • Audio Recording Format
    • Recording Time
    • Still Picture
    • Still Picture Recording Number
    • Counter
    • Remaining Indication
    • Pre-Rec Function
    • Intelligent Contrast Control
    • One-Touch Navigation
    • Help Mode
    • Tele Macro
    • AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby)
    • Disc Copy Function
    • USB Host Function
    • SD CARD FEATURES
    • Built-in SD Slot
    • DPOF
    • PictBridge Compatible
    • JACKS
    • Video Component
    • HDMI
    • Audio Output
    • USB
    • Analog In/Out
    • Microphone (stereo mini)
    • Headphone (M3)
    • Accessory Shoe
    • AV
    • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
    • AC Adaptor
    • Battery Pack
    • Video Component Cable
    • AV Cable
    • USB Cable
    • IR Remote
    • SD Memory Card
    • Lens Cap
    • Software
    • Other Cables
    • Free DVD Burner
    • GENERAL
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight
    • UPC
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Reviews

HDC-SD9-8GB is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great High Def in a small package High def is the way to go! I bought this camera to shoot youth sports. I'm a coach and parent of active boys. Regular definition camcorders don't record enough detail to see the action. As a coach, if somebody misses a block I need to see who it is. This little pocket rocket will do the trick. The only drawback is that some video editing software don't treat SD cameras seamlessly. It is a little more work getting the images into the software, than just plug and play. But recent improvements make it almost a non-issue.
Date published: 2009-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW, really small, and very light. This camera is too quiet. The only sound you hear is the protective shutter closing and opening when you turn the camcorder on or off. That's it. While it might be a little pricey for some, the quality of the picture is well worth it. Since there is no internal memory, one less thing to go bad. Also makes is easy to remove and upgrade the size and quality of memory. My only issue is the angle of recording. At it's widest, wish it would capture a wider angle of view. But, all else considered, you can use regular fitting lenses on it. Just make sure they are of high quality as to not effect the HD ability. Don't know if this camera is better then others, but am very happy with this particular model. Oh, one more thing, almost no moving parts such as motors to run tapes, rewind, fast forward, etc... It's basically like working a computer on the LCD screen. Hope some of this helps.
Date published: 2009-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excelent value for money I like fast moving sports like snowboard, skydiving and surf. This camera with its 3CCDs captures stunning images for its price and without the common problems associated with CMOS cameras (motion artifacts when panning, vibrations, etc) The only thing I dislike are the colors, they are a little bit greenish and I would apreciate a ND filter, but hey this is a consumer camera after all. Check my HD videos produced with the SD9. http://vimeo.com/joaocorreia I really recommend this camera !
Date published: 2009-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality and price can't be beat! This full HD camcorder/camera is by far the best camcorder we have ever bought, the features are top of the line. I don't like the fact that they have compromised internal memory for size, the HDSD memory cards get expensive. Overall this is a good bang for your buck product.
Date published: 2008-12-06
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Owner's Manuals
FAQs
  • Does software come with this camcorder?
    HD Writer VE 2.0 You can copy the motion/still picture data to the HDD of PCs or write to media such as Blu-ray discs, DVD discs or SD cards using HD Writer VE 2.0, which is the software installed in the supplied CD-ROM. Refer to the operating instructions of HD Writer VE 2.0 (PDF file) for details on how to use it.
  • Are there drivers available for Windows 7 or 8?
    No, there are no drivers for Windows 7 or Windows 8.
  • If I turn the camcorder upside down , I hear rattling noise is this normal?
    This rattling noise is the Optical image stabilization sensor which assists with reduces any handshake while recording. This is normal.
  • How do I clean my camcorder?
    Before cleaning, detach the battery or pull out the AC adaptor from the AC outlet, and then wipe the product with a dry soft cloth.
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