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Panasonic SDR-S7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 373 reviews of Panasonic SDR-S7. 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 are impressed by the design and price. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and battery. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, size, price, design

image quality, battery, 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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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SDR-S7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S7 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the durability and price. The size and portability also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the reliability. Comments are divided on the image quality.

usability, portability, size, price, durability


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S7EB-K Camcorder - BlackPanasonic SDR-S7EB-K Camcorder - Black

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SDR-S7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S7 from 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 Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The price and portability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the image quality.

usability, portability, price, size, reliability

image quality

76% of the reviews on 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)

Mar, 2019

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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

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Panasonic SDR-S7


Pintsized camcorder that punches above its weight

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.)

May, 2008


Expert review by : James Morris (

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 : James Rivington (

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

Expert review by : Matt (

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 : CB (

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 (

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

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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

Consumer review (

Camcorder - Almost grown!


Very handy for quick shots, this is a camcorder you will enjoy!! Buying this from Dell was a most pleasant experience for me, got it in two days - no freight charges!! Life is Good!

Very easy to use, very small, easy to take anywhere and make videos. I just received it and like it already. It uses SD or SDHC cards meaning there is no drive moving tape or discs

None so far, except the extended zoom range, goes out to 700 which is totally useless on any camcorder

Sep, 2008

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cheaper source


Looks like a great camera. Just ordered haven't got it yet

Other cameras have better zoom. This does not have a remote. I searched google and found the same camera for $100 cheaper. every price dot com

Sep, 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.


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


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

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:2


Color of product:Black / Red / Silver
Product color:Black

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.74 - 17.4
Digital Zoom:700
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.74 - 17.4
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 0.906
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.4
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



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

Other Features

Additional accessories:AC Adaptor, AC Cable, DC Cable, Strap, AV Cable, USB Cable
Audio Output:1 / Y
Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.9
Power Requirements:DC3.6 V/5.0 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Motion SD STUDIO 1.3E

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2

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

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes