Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Panasonic SDR-S15

Panasonic SDR-S15
alaScore 82

126 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Panasonic SDR-S15. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and price. The size and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-S15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

See all Panasonic Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 126 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 114 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 114 of 114 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (12)

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic SDR-S15


alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S15 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good opinions.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S15 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot - BlackPanasonic SDR-S15 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (

Panasonic SDR-S15 review


The Panasonic SDR-S15 has a generous 2.7in screen for near instantaneous startup (officially 0.6 seconds) plus shot composition and review. And it's easy to hold, if you closed your hand around it to make a fist the camcorder itself would almost...

The Panasonic SDR-S15 shoots only in standard definition but is armed with a vast set of features for ‘proper’ video recording, including a 10x optical zoom, a front-mounted light and stereo sound. If you want a ‘real’ camcorder, this would be a decent...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (

Panasonic SDR-S15 Camcorder


It has a simple look and records to SDHC or SD memory cards. It has 2.6 inch screen and takes 0.6 seconds to start and is easy to hold. It is so small that when it is held with both hands, it will almost look like a small toy.

Because of the high quality of picture and sound recorded it is a wonderful choice for those who want the high quality memories that such a camcorder can bring. Though it has standard VGA video recording, it has many additional features that are...

May, 2012

Expert review by: PC Pro (

Panasonic SDR-S15


Cute design and plenty of advanced features but quality is poor for the money

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (

Panasonic SDR-S15


The Panasonic SDR-S15 looks like a traditional camcorder, and records to SD or SDHC card.

The Panasonic SDR-S15 shoots only in standard definition but is armed with a vast set of features for ‘proper’ video recording, including a 10x optical zoom, a front-mounted light and stereo sound. If you want a ‘real' camcorder, this would be a decent...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: 16 Cigarettes (

Panasonic SDRS15EBK Black Flash Camcorder


I'm sure you'll love this flash camcorder from Panasonic. With so many on the market and so much competition, it's hard to know what's exactly for you, and what exactly you need to be worrying about when it comes to considering your purchase. I hope...

Highly recommended. Another great item from Panasonic. Find it for around £150 from major retailers, or look online on sites such as Amazon and Ebay for an additional discount. It’s also worth looking at clearance outlets (both mortar and brick and...

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

The SDR-S15 is a stylish model with an ultra-compact, go-anywhere design. It offers a small size, light weight and superb mobility made possible by SD/SDHC memory cards, letting you shoot video with the same casual ease and carry-about convenience they enjoy with small digital camcorders. For occasions when in the past it may have seemed a bit awkward to pull out a camcorder, such as on short outings or business trips, the SDR-S15 is ideal. The implemented intelligent auto mode function automatically activates several convenient shooting assist functions. These functions include face detection, which adjusts exposure settings in order to capture faces perfectly; and the intelligent scene selector, which determines shooting conditions and selects scene settings accordingly. The quick start function allows the SDR-S15 camcorder to begin recording just 0.6-second from the time the LCD is opened and this around a third of the time that it takes for a camcorder that records onto DVD discs to start, making it easier to catch those special moments that come with no warning. The SDR-S15 camcorder features the YouTube uploader function that makes video uploading super easy! Simply set the camcorder to "Web Mode" and it will record the movie in a YouTube compatible format. After shooting connect the camcorder via USB to a PC and the YouTube uploader automatically starts.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/25
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.4
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.35Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:700
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None