Written on: 18/04/2002 by WWMMWW.
Large Storage Capacity,
Low-cost for disks,
Color rendition could be better,
Slow access time when writing to the disk,
Delay between pressing the shutter button and actually taking the picture.
The Panasonic PV-SD4090 is a very good digital camera and a very handy extra drive for the pc. It's great to be able to take 450 pictures in the high-quality mode without ever having to worry about changing disks. The included charger runs on either 110/220 and changes to the correct voltage automatically - handy when you travel to different parts of the world. The battery recharges quickly; I usually recharge mine at whatever restaraunt we happen to stop in and the charging is finished by the time we are ready to leave (about an hour).
The camera seems to have a little trouble picking up colors in the red range. Some reds will be either a little bleached out or a few shades off. Also, don't be surprised if the pictures seem dark when viewed on a standard pc monitor; the pictures look fine on high quality monitors.
I recommend using the camera in the manual mode. Play with the settings a little and you'll be suprised how good the pictures will come out.