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Panasonic SDR-T50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Panasonic SDR-T50. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and zoom are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the color. Many are critical about the durability and image quality.

usability, zoom, portability, price, size

image quality, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-T50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-T50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price and portability. The zoom and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the image quality.

usability, zoom, portability, price

image quality

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-T50 Camcorder - Black (4GB in-built flash, SD Card slot, x78 Enhanced Zoom)Panasonic SDR-T50 Camcorder - Black (4GB in-built flash, SD Card slot, x78 Enhanced Zoom)

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Panasonic SDR-T50 review:


The Panasonic SDR-T50 is like having a small telescope that's able to capture standard-definition video. With its 70x lens you'll have no problem getting closer to your subject, and its optical image stabilization is very good even if you're moving....

Very good image stabilization; well-designed; manual controls.

Low-resolution LCD; dated user interface; poor low-light video; no external mic, headphone jacks.

The Panasonic SDR-T50 standard-definition camcorder is worth considering for its manual controls and powerful zoom lens in a very compact body--not video quality.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Review Crew (

The Panasonic SDR-T50 SD Camcorder Review


The Panasonic SDR-T50 is like having a small telescope that's able to capture standard-definition video. With its 70x lens you'll have no problem getting closer to your subject, and its ...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: amclaussen (

"Bad image quality, & that's trying to be fair to it"


I'll sell it ASAP, to get a Samsung similar one. Already checked that one has much better picture and sound too.

Wider angle lens than most similar models, SD card storage, so-so image stabilization, long (too long) zoom (anyway, it needs a solid tripod to be useful when zoomed to 78X.

Blurry definition, not even up to 'standard definition' by any means. Colors are oversaturated, but lack enough gradations, so that image looks like a child's colored book! (not enough color depth).

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Jeff (

It's OK


The reason why I bought this was for the zoom feature, so I am not going to return it. However, if the zoom wasn't so fun, there would be no point in buying this product. To wrap it up: Buy it if you want a miniature telescope that records "video"....

78x optical Zoom obviously. The optical image stabilization works very well. Being able to focus on an object at 78x zoom without a tripod is quite amazing

I know that this is a standard def camera, but my 1992 Hi-8 camcorder takes clearer videos than this thing. I did playback of the XP (best quality) video on my 27inch CRT SD TV and saw stutters during fast movement. The edges were very blurred and...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Prasandjeet (

Panasonic SDR-T50


Light, small, compact, comparatively easy to use

Image quality is not extraordinary

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The SDR-T50 features enhanced optical 70x zoom and advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization). The enhanced optical 70x zoom has been added to the compact body of the easy-to-carry camcorder. By taking maximum advantage of the effective CCD area, the camera makes it easy to capture a wide range of dynamic images, from sweeping landscapes with the wide-angle scope to close-ups of distant subjects with the 70x zoom, without having to worry about image degradation. However, with long-distance zoom shots, even a tiny bit of hand-shake has a huge effect on picture quality. That's where advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) comes in. It shifts a corrective lens as you shoot to help eliminate the effects of hand-shake, so you get clear, sharp shots even at high zoom levels. It's an essential feature for getting the most out of this incredible zoom lens.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight


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:Spotlight / Portrait mode / Scenery / Fireworks / Low light / Night scene / Sunset / Beach / Snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:4GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.9-5.7
Max Focal Length:104mm
Min Focal Length:1.48mm
Optical Zoom:70
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:470Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:520Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8 / 1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8 ) / 3.2 mm ( 1/8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Advanced O.I.S.)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2 / H.264
Digital Zoom:3500
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG