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Panasonic SDR-S7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The usability and value for money also get good reviews. Many are negative about the viewfinder and features. Reviews about the memory and battery are different.

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

features, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-S7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SDR-S7

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 60 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S7 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.

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

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S7EB-K Camcorder - BlackPanasonic SDR-S7 Camcorder - SilverPanasonic SDR-S7 Camcorder - Silver

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SDR-S7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

features, reliability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S7 Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Silver)Panasonic SDR-S7 Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Silver)Panasonic SDR-S7 Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Black)

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Panasonic SDR-S7

 

This is one easy to handle, stylish SD camcorder you'll never want to be without.

Compact and stylishLightweight and easy to carrySD camcorderEasy to transfer images onto DVDSoftware included

With its compact size and very cool styling the, Panasonic SDR-S7 is small

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Panasonic SDR-S7

 

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Panasonic SDR-S7

 

The SDR-S7 is an ultra-compact, flash-memory-based camcorder that records video in standard definition. Aimed squarely at the entry-level demographic,...

Affordable price, super-small design, convenience of SD/SDHC format

Occasional image issues, design may prove awkward for some users

The Panasonic SDR-S7 is clearly not for everyone, but if you're looking for a cheap, user-friendly and highly portable camera, this is one of the better buys on the market. (It looks ferociously cute, too.)

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Panasonic SDR-S7

 

You wouldn't expect a camcorder this small to offer the same features as a larger model, but it does

It's super-small ; Good controls ; The price is right

No HD ; No SD card in box ; gives other camcorders obesity complexes

The S7s dinky size does have a few drawbacks, though. Its not easy to operate like a regular camcorder, by resting it in the palm of your hand with your thumb on the record button. As there is no wrist strap it feels liable to slip out of your grasp at...

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Panasonic SDR-S7 Camcorder review

 

At last, a fully featured camcorder you really can fit in your pocket

It's super-small ; Good controls ; The price is right

No HD ; No SD card in box ; gives other camcorders obesity complexes

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Panasonic SDR-S7 review

 

If camcorder purists can get past the fact that it's not high definition, and open their minds to the size, they'll see what the YouTube generation already knows: the Panasonic SDR-S7 is well worth a look. It gives decent video, fits in a pocket, and...

Peerless portability ; Decent standard definition video

Fiddly controls

Conclusion The size of the Panasonic SDR-S7 might give camcorder purists pause, but we love it. The fact that it's standard definition may also put some people off, but even if you do have an HD TV there's no denying the portability and affordability...

Recommended!

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Panasonic SDR-S7EB-K SD Camcorder

 

If you're looking for an ultra-compact camcorder at a decent price, Panasonic's SDR-S7EB-K could be ideal.

You can't expect a camcorder as tiny as the SDR-S7 to offer much for the more serious videomaker, and its lack of high definition ability will give it a limited shelf life. But for just over £200, the SDR-S7 packs real camcorder abilities into the kind...

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Camcorder group test (Part 2) Panasonic SDR-S7 review

 

To the rear of the camera body behind a flap there's a power jack, AV-out jack and USB socket for direct connection to a pc. Next to this is a dual function switch that either activates the camera shutter or starts/stops video filming. Now I realise...

Simple ; Compact ; Robust ; Uses SD cards ; Easy to use

Screen attracts dust and fingerprints ; Feels a bit cheap ; No conventional viewfinder

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SimplyDV Review: Panasonic SDR-S7 Camcorder

 

On showing the S7 to others, the reaction it invariably gets relates to its size. It really is small - small enough not just to fit in a coat or jacket pocket but one normally reserved for mobile phones and the like. That's because it's really small....

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Every thing as promised.

 

I like du to its simple operations.

Compact; easy to use

Battery needs to be charged often reducing your shooting. ebay gets you two batteries for nominal cost of Rs.1000

Product Specifications

The SDR-S7 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 still cameras. 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-S7 is ideal. The quick start function allows the S7 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. All in clear MPEG2 DVD quality. Convenient for travelers, the world timer function eliminates the need to manually reset the camcorder time when crossing time zones. Simply select your destination from the displayed map, and the time is adjusted automatically. Time can be set for two different locations, such as home and a destination. The user can switch between them by simply pressing a button. Memory cards provide an ideal combination of compactness, impact resistance, and extended recording capability, making them one of the best-balanced media for the future.

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4in
Height:2.3in
Weight:5.8oz
Width:1.6in

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-S7/SDR-S7A/SDR-S7K/SDR-S7R
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Red/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.35Megapixel/0.41Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix/400Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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