Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Panasonic SDR-S26

alaTest has collected and analyzed 607 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the features.

value for money, usability, portability, image quality, battery

features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-S26 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

See all Panasonic Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 607 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 524 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 501 of 524 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (83)

Consumer review by:

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SDR-S26

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 296 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S26 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, portability, usability, image quality, battery

memory, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot - BlackPanasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot - BlackPanasonic Camcorder Case for HC-V500/HC-V520/HC-V100/HC-V210/SHDC-HS20/HS60/HS700/SD60/SD600/SDR-H85/SDR-S26/SDR-S45/SDR-S50/SDR-T50/TM55/TM60/TM700/S

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SDR-S26

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S26 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, portability, battery, image quality

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S26 SD Camcorder (Gold)Panasonic SDR-S26 SD Camcorder (Blue)Panasonic SDR-S26 SD Camcorder (Blue)

Expert review by:

Panasonic SDR-S26 Camcorder Review

 

We know you may be wondering why we're reviewing a 2009 camcorder when we're already a couple of weeks into 2010. Since most of the new 2010 models are still a few months from hitting the shelves, we felt there was still a considerable market for the...

ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by:

Panasonic SDR-S26

 

70x zoom, and lots of controls, but performance and handling leave a lot to be desired

Gigantic 70x optical zoom; A host of manual controls

Actually adjusting those controls is hard; Terrible sharpness

We were impressed by the huge, 70x optical zoom on the SDR-S26, but the camcorder failed to deliver the goods when it came to video performance. In low light, the camcorder simply didn’t produce a pleasant image, and in bright light it measured the...

Expert review by:

Panasonic SDR-S26-K digital video camcorder

 

The Panasonic SDR-S26-K is an ultra-compact camcorder that records standard-definition video to removable SD memory cards. Its main claim to fame is i...

70x optical zoom, attractive lightweight design, novice-friendly iA mode

Poor night mode, 'Web Mode' is a poorly implemented gimmick

The Panasonic SDR-S26-K digital video camcorder is a solid performer in the standard-definition space. It offers an impressive array of features for the asking price, the highlight of which is its ultra-powerful 70x optical zoom.

Expert review by:

Panasonic SDR-S26 review

 

This ultra-mini movie-maker packs in the lens power with its monster 70x zoom

Convenient SDHC card memory ; Built-in optical stabiliser ; Small enough to fit in a coat pocket

Files need converting to play on Mac ; Doesn't record in high definition ; Stills quality limited to 0.3 megapixels

PC ADVISOR - Best Buy

Expert review by:

Panasonic SDR-S26 review

 

The Panasonic SDR-S26 is a rare beast - a sub-£200 video camera that is a 'proper' camcorder with a traditional form factor and a flip out screen.

In strong sunlight or well-lit interiors, the Panasonic SDR-S26 is highly impressive. It’s less so in dimmer conditions – what you see on the LCD doesn't necessarily translate to a nice, bright set of footage when played back on a PC. Nonetheless, this...

Expert review by:

Stuff magazine

 

This ultra-lightweight, SD-card cam has a handy YouTube mode – but can its standard-def movies still tempt fans of HD?

Simple to use and dinky enough to fit in a jacket pocket, but low light shots can be grainy

Expert review by:

Panasonic SDR S26 Camcorder

 

One of the most talked about feature of camcorders has been the storage. From the old days of VHS we have stepped into the digital age. Still, we have a lot of choices, DVD, Mini-DV, hard-drive, SD etc. This camcorder is a SD memory model. The real...

Expert review by:

Panasonic Camcorder SDR S26

 

Over the years Camcorders have got both smaller and lighter. The optical zoom has increased and in almost all cases they have got easier to use. However now with huge zooms have they become just impossible to hold still at or near maximum zoom?

red still camera and inverted green arrow. This is simply off, take movie, view movie, take still image, view still image. Very user friendly. Also on the back is a flip up door covering A/V output and DC input. The top has the wide angle/telephoto...

Expert review by:

Panasonic SDR-S26 review

 

The Panasonic SDR-S26 is a sub-£200 video camera that is a 'proper' camcorder with a traditional form factor and a flip out screen.

Light and portable, great price, impressive in good lighting

No HD recording facility

In strong sunlight or well-lit interiors, the Panasonic SDR-S26 is highly impressive. It’s less so in dimmer conditions – what you see on the LCD doesn’t necessarily translate to a nice, bright set of footage when played back on a computer....

Expert review by:

Panasonic SDR-S26

 

The Panasonic SDR-S26 is a rare beast - a sub-£200 video camera that is a 'proper' camcorder with a traditional form factor and a flip out screen.

In strong sunlight or well-lit interiors, the Panasonic SDR-S26 is highly impressive. It’s less so in dimmer conditions – what you see on the LCD doesn't necessarily translate to a nice, bright set of footage when played back on a PC. Nonetheless, this...

Product Specifications

The SD card camcorder, the SDR-S26, features a powerful 70x optical zoom combined with an advanced optical image stabilization system that corrects hand-shake around 4,000 times per second. The implemented intelligent auto mode function automatically activates several convenient shooting assist functions. These functions include advanced O.I.S.; 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-S26 camcorder to begin recording just 0.8 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 - all in clear MPEG2 DVD quality. The SDR-S26 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. Simply follow the procedure to upload your video clips to the YouTube video-sharing site. The SDR-S26 camcorder offers a function that simplifies the process of copying recordings from the memory card or hard disk drive to a DVD. No PC is required. A DVD disc created this way can be easily played directly from a DVD player.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.2in
Height:2.6in
Weight:8.3oz
Width:2.2in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:SDR-S26/SDR-S26A/SDR-S26K/SDR-S26N/SDR-S26PU-A/SDR-S26PU-K/SDR-S26PU-N/SDR-S26PU-R
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.9-5.7
Max Focal Length:105mm
Min Focal Length:1.5mm
Optical Zoom:70
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Champagne/Gold/Red

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.38Megapixel/0.41Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:380Kpix/400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution: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:Optical (Advanced O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:3500
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT