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Panasonic SDR-S150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Panasonic SDR-S150. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reliability, and many are critical about the memory and battery.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

battery, memory

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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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SDR-S150


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S150 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the image quality. The battery is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price, while opinions about the portability and usability are mixed.

durability, battery, image quality


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR S150Panasonic SDR S150

Sep, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SDR-S150


alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S150 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the image quality and durability. The design and portability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the battery. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, design, durability, image quality


92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S150 3.1MP 3CCD MPEG2 Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom (2GB Card Included)Panasonic SDR-S150 3.1MP 3CCD MPEG2 Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom (2GB Card Included)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Panasonic SDR-S150 review: Panasonic SDR-S150


Panasonic SDR-S150

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.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Tim Kridel (

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

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

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Quick Camcorder Reviews: Panasonic SDR-S150 Camcorder

Small, simple design and high-quality video, - Lots of manual controls in a small package, - SD recording media is convenient and expandable - and durable

Relatively expensive camcorder and SD cards are expensive on a per-MB basis, - No external audio options, - Handling is awkward

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : John Neely (

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...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : John Neely (

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...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Panasonic SDR-S150


It's not high-def and it's a tad expensive, but the pocket-friendly SDR-S150 is certainly a competent SD memory camcorder.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Andy Shaw (

Panasonic SDR-S150EB-S


This camera compresses video using the MPEG2 (DVD quality) standard rather than the newer, more compact MPEG4.

Consumer review (

Excellent compact SD camcorder!


I bought this about a month ago to replace my Sony DCR-TRV 900, which, as many of you know, was a great SD camcorder at the time, and still is a great SD camcorder. (I mean, for how many electronics product can you say that after 5+ years?) The reason...

1. Good video picture quality ; 2. Compact size ; 3. Recording medium: SD/SDHC Card ; 4. OIS ; 5. Recording format: MPEG-2 ; 6. Built-in lens cover & hood ; 7. Ergonomics ; 8. Webcam function ; 9. Shape - stands on it's "feet" well, i.e., stable ; 10....

1. Lack of external mic input (this is a bit surprising since it has a headphone output port) ; 2. 4GB is the max SD size it will accept (But this may not be a big issue since the battery life is only about 60 min anyway - 4GB records about 60 min...

Dec, 2007

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SDR-S150 (and it's predecessor SDR-S100) is the only small size 3CCD camcorder with recording to SD (SDHC) card in MPEG-2 format. It has no analogs! This small thing is really well-made. It has a perfect Leica optics with 10x optical zoom and image...

3CCD, small size, 10x optical zoom with image stabilizer, recording to SD card in MPEG-2 format.

average still images quality

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Very Nice Camcorder


I have watched the Panasonic Camcorder SDR series for about two years since the model S100. I like its 3CCD and the usage of SD card. No background noise will be recorded because no rotatary motor is required for the media like DVDs, Harddisk, or tape....

Using SD card, very portable

Too small to fit in large hands

Jan, 2008

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.


Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.8

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):3
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:0.8 / 3.1

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.81 - 17.1 / 1.81 - 18.1
Digital Zoom:700
Filter size:1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.81 - 17.1 / 1.81 - 18.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.118 - 1.18
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
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

Other Features

Audio Output:1 / Y
Auto focus: Yes
Flash memory:2048
Interface:USB 1.1
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4
Power Requirements:DC 7.4/ 9.3 V / DC 7.4/9.3 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:CD-ROM \nSD Memory Card\nSDHC Memory Card\n

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 8000; 1/25 - 2000


Compatible memory cards:SD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

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


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.19 / 3.27
Height:3.82 / 3.94
Weight:8.57 / 8.82