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Panasonic SDR S50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 reviews of Panasonic SDR S50. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The price and zoom are also appreciated. Many are negative about the durability and battery. Opinions are divided on the image quality.

usability, zoom, price, portability, size

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR S50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SDR S50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Panasonic SDR S50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and image quality. The price and zoom also get good reviews.

usability, zoom, price, image quality, portability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SDR S50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Panasonic SDR S50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the image quality.

zoom, usability, portability, price, size

image quality

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Panasonic SDR-S50 review: Panasonic SDR-S50

 

Panasonic SDR-S50

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-S50 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 (consumersearch.com)

Super-zoom SD camcorder

 

The Panasonic SDR-S50 has one standout feature: its 70x optical zoom, which experts say is valuable if you plan to shoot school plays from the back row or football games from the nosebleed seats. A CNET tester proves the point by shooting a...

Extraordinarily long 70x optical zoom, image stabilizer combats hand shake, full manual controls, price

LCD screen glares in strong light, low-resolution still photos, short battery life for its class, no external microphone, headphone jacks

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic SDR-S50

 

If your budget can't stretch to HD, but you still want a well specified camcorder, this is definitely one to consider.

Good automatic mode, More features than rivals

Joystick navigation fiddly, SD resolution

May, 2011

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic SDR-S50 review

 

The Panasonic SDR-S50 camcorder is a standard definition camcorder with some neat tricks to share.

If you want a good value camcorder that can also take the occasional photo on the fly, the Panasonic fits the bill. The Panasonic SDR-S50 lacks HD capture capabilities, but its low price tag, fantastic zoom, great build quality and the wider angle lens...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Tom Royal (talktalk.co.uk)

Panasonic SDR-S50 camcorder

 

Don’t need HD? Take a look at this cheap camcorder Over the past few years we have seen an increasing number of small pocket camcorders that record video to a memory card rather than using a ...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

I Love the Panasonic SDR-S50 Camcorder ”

 

My husband just bought this camcorder for me for Christmas, and I love it. It takes great videos, is easy to use and has so many options. This camcorder is also a camera, and take amazing pictures! iT HAS A 78x ZOOM.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Panasonic = Fail

 

Received Panasonic S50 Video Camera Xmas 2010. Unit faulty since new; sometimes recognised memory card, sometimes not. Unit finally failed completely Nov. 2011. Sent to Authorised Panasonic Service Agent 16 Nov. 2011. Agents advised parts ordered from...

Totally useless (extended!) warranty.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S50

 

Reliable brand. Exeptional value for money. Very pleased with product

May, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S50

 

Brilliant entry level with lots and lots of extras. Exceptional value for money

None so far!!!

May, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S50

 

lightweight & easy to use

Apr, 2011

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