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Panasonic SDR-S150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the build quality and memory get less positive comments.

portability, usability, size, image quality, design

viewfinder, memory, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-S150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 115 reviews)

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Panasonic SDR-S150

 

It sounds like the perfect vacation camcorder: weighs 10.2 ounces, three CCDs, a 10X zoom lens, 3-megapixel still photos, optical image stabilization, and SD-card recording, all for significantly less than $1,000. And that includes the 2GB SD card and...

Very compact for a 3CCD model; optical image stabilizer

Mediocre video and barely usable stills; poor battery life; slow focus

While compact and convenient, Panasonic's SD-based SDR-S150 camcorder doesn't make the quality cut.

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Panasonic SDR-S150

 

Portable three-chip camcorder from Panasonic captures vivid MPEG-2 video on removable SD Cards.

Fast processor • Bright, vivid display • Zoom/enhance for viewing image attachments • Long battery life

Extra apps required for attachment editing • IM clients are not preloaded

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Panasonic SDR-S150 Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic SDR-S150 is Panasonic's update on the SDR-S100, a tiny SD card-based camcorder that manages to pack in three CCDs and a whole lot of image quality. But as far as updates go, this constitutes the bare minimum: SDHC-card compatibility and a...

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Panasonic SDR-S150

 

However, the SDR-S150 did seem to have some issues with smooth motion. If you play back the footage through a digital connection, like the USB cable, the interlace fields become readily visible, and gives a jagged appearance to moving objects. We found...

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Panasonic Sdr-s150

 

The Panasonic SDR S150 Flash is a great choice for the point and shoot filmmaker with some desire for manual controls. No sacrifice in film quality for size here: The Panasonic SDR S150 produces the same video performance as Panasonic's top-of-the-line...

Experts praise Panasonic SDR S150's design and easy to use controls. Unfortunately, disappointment was expressed about this camcorder's finished product: video showed interlace artifacts and trouble with white balance. Users are enthusiastic about the...

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"Great Camcorder For Most!"

 

I have had this camera for over a year and I think most people would find it a good choice. Previous cameras have been 8 mm, HI8 and mini DV. They all have had acceptable video but this also can obtain decent snapshots. Too often I get hung up on specs...

SD Card, compact size, easy operation

No viewfinder

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Great Camcorder For Most!

 

I have had this camera for over a year and I think most people would find it a good choice. Previous cameras have been 8 mm, HI8 and mini DV. They all have had acceptable video but this also can obtain decent snapshots. Too often I get hung up on specs...

SD Card, compact size, easy operation

No viewfinder

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Panasonic SDR-S150

 

I have had this camera for over a year and I think most people would find it a good choice. Previous cameras have been 8 mm, HI8 and mini DV. They all have had acceptable video but this also can obtain decent snapshots. Too often I get hung up on specs...

SD Card, compact size, easy operation

No viewfinder

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Bad Video Quality

 

I expected this to blow my Casio Ex-S880's video quality out of the water. It did not except in low light. Even people praising it did so while displaying video samples with crappy quality. Maybe all of that filming underwater went to their heads. ...

The screen flips so that you can see yourself while recording; Okay in low light

Video quality is very unacceptably soft with artifacts and blurry; audio is low

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"Bad Video Quality"

 

I expected this to blow my Casio Ex-S880's video quality out of the water. It did not except in low light. Even people praising it did so while displaying video samples with crappy quality. Maybe all of that filming underwater went to their heads.

The screen flips so that you can see yourself while recording; Okay in low light

Video quality is very unacceptably soft with artifacts and blurry; audio is low

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.3in
Height:3.9in
Weight:8.8oz
Width:2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:2GB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:SDR-S150
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:640Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:0.8Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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