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Panasonic SDR-H101 Camcorder

0.8MP 1/8 273g CCD Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Expert reviews are poor
Price, -manual lens cover
Poor technical guidance

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This small total megapixels video camera received a rating of 60% from expert review site techmagnifier.com. It seems that experts really don't rate this video camera very highly.

Panasonic Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 338 user and expert reviews for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has excellent ratings specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Support

Poor Technical Guidance

One person who reviewed the Panasonic SDR-H101 thought it did not have good technical guidance.


Price

Price, -Manual Lens Cover

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was not good value for money. Techmagnifier.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic SDR-H101 “Price, -manual lens cover”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Techmagnifier.com said five years ago “With some good features, this gadget can be a decent buy for you” .


Design

Good Image Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality. Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Good image quality” in their review of the Panasonic SDR-H101 but even so they only rated it 1 stars.


Audio

Wind Noise Cancellation

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic SDR-H101 reckoned that it was noisy. Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Wind noise cancellation” in their review of this camcorder.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic SDR-H101 reckoned that it was noisy. Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Wind noise cancellation” in their review of this camcorder.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The SDR-H101 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This small total megapixels video camera was released in January 2013.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic SDR-H101 had a good battery life. Techmagnifier.com wrote “Battery, -Compact, -OIS” in their review of this camcorder.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Size and Light

Two customers said in their reviews that it was compact. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Compact size and light”.

Average Weight

The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a relatively average weight (273 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The SDR-H101 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years which support HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Panasonic HC-V110, or the Sony HDR-PJ230/B are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder, the Panasonic SDR-H101 does not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

At 70 times zoom factor, the SDR-H101 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera. Video cameras of this age and spec have optical zooms of between 10x and 78x.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 70x (optical) camcorders and we think because of its better review score, the Panasonic SDR-S70 is also worth considering.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

At 3,500 times zoom factor, the SDR-H101 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 760x.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3,500x (digital) video cameras and we think the Panasonic SDR-T70 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SDR-H101 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Panasonic HC-V250, and the Sony HDR-PJ230/B are also worth considering.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the SDR-H101 of 2,625 millimeters is one of the longest amongst camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a fairly high maximum aperture number (5.7) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder. Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

At 1.9, the SDR-H101 has a fairly high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. Across all the camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 3.1, and the average minimum aperture number is 1.8.

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Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the SDR-H101 has a fairly standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders to this camcorder and we think the HF-M46, the Legria FS406, and the Legria HF G30 (£757.34) all from Canon which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

Video cameras with a larger maximum memory card size that might be worth considering include the JVC GZ-E105BEU (128GB and higher rated), or the Canon XF105 (£1,999) (128GB and higher rated).

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

Comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder have internal storage capacities of between 2GB and 120GB. The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a fairly large internal storage capacity (80 gigabytes) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the SDR-H101 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The display diagonals of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder range from 1.4" to 4.3".

Alternative 2.7" screen size video cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the JVC GZ-E105BEU, or the Panasonic HC-V100.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the ION DashCam (2.7165369" and higher rated), or the Sony HDR-PJ620 (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Panasonic SDR-H101 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 123,200 pixels) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of camcorders of this age and type range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 350,000 pixels.

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Image Sensor

Only 1.8" Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1.8". That's 10% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1".

This video camera's optical sensor size (1.8") is actually the worst optical sensor size amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the best optical sensor size is 1/2".

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 4.5MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 0.52 megapixels, the SDR-H101 has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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0.8 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 0.8 megapixels sensor video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other 0.8MP sensor video cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Panasonic SDR-S70, and the Canon Legria FS406 are also worth considering.

If this video camera total megapixels is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lexibook DJ280 (£39.97) (1.3MP and higher rated), the L-Link LL-CAM-123 (1.3MP and higher rated), or the Rollei S-30 (£78.99) (2MP and higher rated).

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Still Image

Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the SDR-H101 is 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera. This Panasonic video camera also supports a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 360.

This video camera's still image resolution (640 x 480) is in fact the worst supported still image resolution across all camcorders of this age and type.

Across comparable types of video camera the best supported still image resolution is 4224 x 2376.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Image Resolution

The SDR-H101 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's maximum image resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst maximum image resolution amongst all comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the best maximum image resolution is 4224 x 2376 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Night Mode

The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a night mode.

Alternative camcorders with a night mode currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Legria FS406, the Legria HF R36, or the Legria HF M52 all from Canon.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The SDR-H101 features indoor white balance. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also feature indoor white balance.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The SDR-H101 has a built-in light, which is unusual. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic SDR-H101 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The SDR-H101 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have an AC adapter included.

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Video

Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 2.5 megabits per second, the SDR-H101 has a very small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera. The bitrate at maximum video resolutions of small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 25 Mbit/s.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The SDR-H101 features pre-record function, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Only 720 X 576 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic SDR-H101 has a higher maximum video resolution than most video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This video camera has a 720 x 576 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (720 x 576 pixels) is actually the worst maximum video resolution across all small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

The best maximum video resolution amongst comparable types of video camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only 720 X 576 Pixels Video Resolution

The SDR-H101 supports a higher video resolution than most similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera supports a 720 x 576 pixels video resolutions, whereas most small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions. Across all small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera the video resolution ranges from 640 x 360 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The SDR-H101 features back light compensation, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The SDR-H101 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 5 lux, the Panasonic SDR-H101 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder the minimum illuminations range from 0.05lx to 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 17lx.

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70x Optical Zoom

Six customers who reviewed the Panasonic SDR-H101 considered that it had a good zoom. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Zoom microphone works well”. Techmagnifier.com also wrote “70x optical zoom” in their review. Techmagnifier.com also said “Su potente zoom de 78X que sirve para captar objetivos realmente distantes sin distorsionar la calidad de imagen” in their review.

One customer reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Optical image stabilization”. One person who purchased it thought it had a good lens. Techmagnifier.com said “33mm wideangle lens, iA (Intelligent Auto) w” in their review of this camcorder but they only gave it a rating of 17.6 out of 100.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sdrh101bk
Barcodes 08887549402845

Panasonic SDR-H101 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic SDR-H101 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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Legria HF R66 vs SDR-H101

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£ 269.99 £0.00
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Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
Higher Display Resolution (numeric)
2x Smaller Optical Zoom
2,360x Smaller Digital Zoom

Panasonic HC-V130 vs Panasonic SDR-H101

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£ 149.99 £0.00
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Newer by 13 Months
Bigger Sensor Size
3,400x Smaller Digital Zoom
820mAh Lower Battery Capacity
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