PANASONIC HDC-SDT750 3D £415 incl. VAT

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Gavin Gration
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Bought two after ringing around local stores. Seems like they have them online.

http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/panasonic-hdc-sdt750-3d-camcorder-07576466-pdt.html

g3vbl
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Thanks

From the comparison sites it appears that both PCWorld and Currys had it for £333. This must have been for a very short while because when redirected to their sites the price was the same as Dixons at PCWorld and higher at Currys. When I checked a few moments ago all three were at £415.97

Ordered one online even though I'm not interested in 3D. It's a cheap SD700 less the internal memory and can always sell the VW-CLT1 3D lens.

Thanks Gavin, even for 2D use it's a great buy.

jgould
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Anybody know how this compares in picture quality with the 900

jgould
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Bought one, what a bargain thanks Gavin for the info

Gavin Gration
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jgould wrote:
Anybody know how this compares in picture quality with the 900

No - but it's (currently) a lot cheaper.

I bought them after reading the various pages here:-

http://www.camcorderinfo.co.uk/ratings.php

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Panasonic-HDC-TM900-Camcorder-Review/Panasonic-HDC-TM700-Comparison.htm

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Panasonic-HDC-TM900-Camcorder-Review/Conclusion.htm

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Panasonic-HDC-SDT750-Camcorder-Review/Conclusion.htm

My own first impressions are that it's very good indeed.

Dave Jervis
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jgould wrote:
Anybody know how this compares in picture quality with the 900

The 700, 750 and 900 all seem to share the same lens and sensors as far as I know... so basic picture quality should be similar... (and surprisingly good for the price imho).

The 700 and 750 are virtually identical. I don't know if the colour balance issues of the 700 (very cyan skies under some circumstances.. there is a "work around") are fixed on the 750. Early 700s also had a tiny 'wobble' to pictures when tilted up or down a long way... and I don't know if that has been fixed in the 750 (there is reputed to be a firmware update that fixes this for 700s). 750s have an extra image stabilisation option plus the 3D hardware and firmware of course.

900s are the updated version of the 700/750 with:
a bigger, higher res. LCD,
new menu structure and layout,
DIFFERENT BATTERIES with on camera charging (and to be honest, I'm not 100% sure which batteries the 750 uses),
optional 3D adapter,
the improved stabilisation,
and various software tweaks (that include fixing the cyan skies I understand....)

.......but having said all that, I believe it is the same underlying imaging system and quality.

dave

g3vbl
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It has been amusing to watch the prices yo-yoing at all three members of the same group, DSG retail, over the weekend. Presently Currys have it at £499.16 less 20% which gives £399.33.

PCWorld have it at £415.97 less 20% but the website refuses to give the 20% off that it promises! This would give the £333 mentioned earlier.

bcrabtree
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Both now have it with a starting price of £519.96 - with a further 20% off at the checkout.

Bob

jgould
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Had a chance to use the camera last night and all I can say is what a bargain, picture quality is awesome especially in 50p

Dave Jervis
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jgould wrote:
........ picture quality is awesome especially in 50p

...oh yes, impressive quality for that sort of money. :)
Does the 750 uses the "VW-VBG130" batteries (that use a seperate charger) like the 700 ?
dave

Gavin Gration
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Yes.

jgould
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Bought a chipped high capacity battery off of ebay £22 inc P&P