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Panasonic SDR-S7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 reviews of Panasonic SDR-S7. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and size are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas the viewfinder and reliability get negative views. Comments about the battery and image quality are mixed.

usability, portability, price, size, zoom

reliability, 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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and price. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

usability, portability, size, price, durability

reliability

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

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SDR-S7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 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. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the image quality.

usability, price, portability, size, reliability

image quality

74% 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)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

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

Nov, 2008
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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Panasonic SDR-S7

 

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Pintsized camcorder that punches above its weight

 

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.

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

Occasional image issues, design may prove awkward for some users

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: James Rivington (techradar.com)

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

Decent image quality and grownup configuration options make this a real camcorder, yet it's light and small enough to be carried wherever you go.

Apr, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Matt (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

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

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

Panasonic SDR-S7

 

Panasonic SDR-S7 Posted on 9 Dec 2008 at 11:35 Manufacturer: Panasonic http://www.panasonic.com/ Supplier: Wilkinson www.wilkinson.co.uk Price: £153 (£180 inc VAT) Rating: 5/6 Panasonic's contribution to the compact video camera revolution is the...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: CB (simplydv.co.uk)

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....

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent Product

 

Very nice. Takes nice video, very clear..... up 700X Zoom although only up to 25X is clear at all. Sturdy, much smaller than i expected but is easily held in 1 hand

None other than no internal memory but for the price i wouldnt expect one

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Saipanesian (newegg.com)

Panasonic SDR-S7K Black 2.7"LCD 10x Variable Speed Zoom Shock-Resistant SD Camcorder

 

this camcorder is so small that it's almost completely hidden behind my credit card.

This camcorder is very easy to use and the video quality is ; surprisingly good for such a small product

no viewfinder and no night vision but I knew this before purchase so it won't lose an egg

Nov, 2008

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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