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Panasonic SDR-S150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Panasonic SDR-S150. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and image quality are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, but the memory and battery get less positive views.

usability, portability, size, image quality, reliability

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 (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SDR-S150

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S150 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality. The battery also gets good opinions. Reviews about the portability and usability are different. There are some critical comments about the price.

durability, battery, image quality

price

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

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

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SDR-S150

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S150 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Views about the image quality and durability are overall positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery, while there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, portability, design, durability, image quality

battery

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

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 (camcorderinfo.com)

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 (reviewed.com)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

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 (webuser.co.uk)

Panasonic SDR-S150EB-S

 

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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Panasonic SDR S150 flash media camcorder

 

Outstanding size to video quality ratio. Super easy handling of video files.

Night area shots not as good as standard Cameras and Camcorders.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S150EB-S

 

Good video and stills quality in widescreen, compact and light. Can copy from SD card directly to Panny DVD recorder for easy editing without computer

Need to rotate a switch to change between stills/video and record/playback is a bit cumbersome. Need to select slideshow from menu each time to watch stills

Mar, 2007

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.

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.3in
Height:3.9in
Weight:8.8oz
Width:2in

Display

Display:LCD
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

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:SDR-S150
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

Shutter

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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.19 / 3.27
Height:3.82 / 3.94
Weight:8.57 / 8.82
Width:1.97