Daily Giz Wiz 407: Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD

Episode 407 of the podcast

Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD
Subject: Review of Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD
Released:Tuesday 25 September 2007
Length:about 21 minutes
Download file:dgw0407.mp3 (9.6 MB)

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Short info

It's turn the tables Tuesday, and Leo reviews the Panasonic HDC-SD5 Hi-Def camcorder.

Detailed information

The HDC-SD5 is a 3-CCD, High Definition (1920 x 1080) camcorder which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression and records 16:9 video and pictures on to an SD card.  Leica lens, 10x optical zoom (42.9 - 429 mm in 35mm film equivalent).  Optical image stabilisation.  The previous model, HDC-SD1, records at a lower resolution of 1440 x 1080 but has larger CCDs which may perform better in low light.


Leo is still bitter about his feud with Pepcom (see Episode 226).

Contributions from Ludwik

Ludwik Trammer (see Episode 364) has written in about some statistics of DGW, the longest and shortest episodes, and the average time of an episode.  He has a website with some DGW search database and other statistics, and an automatic DGW RSS Feed.  He is from Poland, and according to Dick, very young and trying to learn English from DGW.  His site is at http://www.ludwik.trammer.pl/dgw/

However, Ludwik's site has been confused, by Dick and Leo, with the DGW Looker-Upper-Listener (Episodes 306, 329), also created by a young DGW listener, called Collins, at http://www.roundobia.com/dgw/

Update from Ludwik
Ludwik has left a comment on this blog entry, confirming that he is from Poland, is learning English from podcasts, and is young, though not as young as Dick thinks he is.  He is all of 21 years of age, and more importantly, has redesigned his website for DGW.  It's now called the Giz Wiz Search, at www.gizwizsearch.int.pl.  Check out the Tools section too.

He has also very kindly included a link to the corresponding entry on this blog for each episode of DGW in the search results.  Many thanks indeed.

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