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Panasonic VDR-D150EG-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Panasonic VDR-D150EG-S. 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. Reviews about the image quality and zoom are overall positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the color and battery.

usability, portability, size, zoom, image quality

price, battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic VDR-D150EG-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D150EG-S from 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 Reviewers really like the usability and portability.

image quality, portability, usability

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This summary is based on the products: VDR-D150 (DVD Camcorder)VDR-D150 (DVD Camcorder)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jackson Lynch (

Review: Panasonic Panasonic HDC-SD9


Despite being released back in January of this year, the 1920 x 1080, 10x optical zoom SD9 is (still) the top performer. Touted by Panasonic...

Small, well-built design. Simple menu system. Top notch battery life

Moving the joystick to the LCD bridled shooting ease. Shrunken size compromised comfort and usability

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : James Dickinson (

Panasonic VDR-D150


Panasonic's VDR-D150 is an entry level DVD camcorder that offers a good range of functions in an easy to use package, but falls down when it comes to ...

Large zoom, wide range of supported discs, easy to use, price

Washed out colour indoors and in low light, grainy footage, not natively widescreen

Although the VDR-D150 offers heaps of functionality at a reasonable price, the quality of its video footage is a letdown.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic VDR-D150E DVD Camcorder


A simple to use camcorder that will find favour with newbies looking for the convenience of DVD recording and digital stills functions with good file management.

Some compromise in quality when shooting in low light. 4:3 "cinema" widescreen mode is a bit of a waste these days, and the 1000x digital zoom is superfluous. Image resolution on the low side.

A reasonable choice for the complete beginner with a limited budget, no desire for complex features and the convenience of direct-to-DVD disc recording with no fuss. The inclusion of an SD card slot for stills is a plus, although resolution is...

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It's fairly decent for a tapeless camcorder


It records audio natively to 5.1, which is useful if you're creating DVDs with AC3 5.1 sound. A limitation of the technology (the FAT32 file format) means that your files are broken up into 4GB chunks for long recording sessions. Every time this...

Tapeless! Can record several hours with the right memory card on the highest quality setting. Easy and quick memory card swapping

A little too small. Power hog. Expensive batteries for long recording sessions are required along with a separate attachment for those batteries. No generic 32 GB Class 6 cards outside of the expensive Panasonic ones at the time of this writing

Aug, 2008

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A great mid range camcorder at a low price


I love this camcorder, I bought one in May of 2008 to document an international vacation. Low light performance leaves a bit to be desired, but the quality is workable. I did some test shoots with dual 600W Soft Box Halogens @ 3900K color, and the...

HD Quality Video, Size, Weight

AVCHD Standard Files, Light weight can cause shaky footage even with Image Stabilizer enabled, 1 Hour Battery Life, No internal storage, Must connect to mains power to connect to PC via USB (best to use an external card reader for the SDHC card), No...

Aug, 2008

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Great for point & shoot!


I want to address the issue of the file format. The included software is poor at best. Nero8, however, takes the file directly into NeroVision for authoring and burning a dvd. It works perfectly. I've read other comments suggestion software for this...

I wanted a very small HD flash-based camcorder. This camera fits that need perfectly. I've made dvd's from it and they are fine. The price is outstanding, and Panasonic has a good reputation for camcorders. The 3CCD design is well known for good output

The joystick is a pain to say the least. It is stiff and requires awkward finger placement. That said, it isn't needed all the time for point and shoot once the camera setup is completed. I also wish one could recharge the battery in place

Aug, 2008

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A great AVCHD camera


To the people saying there is nothing out there to edit AVCHD footage with, get Pinnacle Studio 11 or 12 Ultra. You can bring in and edit the raw .mts files without having to convert them. Then you can create what ever media output type you want. HD...

Small, Lightweight, records to SDHC vs bulky media. Great OIS

A little too small

Aug, 2008

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DO NOT expect to be bringing your video into premiere or after effects right off the bat. There are tons of forums with fragmented info on conversion processes to get these HD videos into your editing package of choice. I've had this camera for 3 weeks...

It's light weight. The audio and picture is great , it's a step up if you are used to standard def. Plenty of features and options for my recording needs. It's an all digital work flow meaning your recorded video is a little file on the SD card that...

Poor support for this product. Video files do not work with standard video editing apps

Jun, 2008

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A lovely compact handycam that gives fairly good quality pictures and sound. Haven't been able to edit or transfer any of the disc info onto a CD/DVD - but only because manual misplaced.

Easy to use.

Quite light so filming in slightly windy conditions can be a problem.

Jun, 2010

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good easy to use quality good disappointed when mother board failed to expensive to repair will decide later whether to replace it

user friendly

mother board failed after 2 years

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

General Brand Panasonic Model HDC-SD9 Type High Definition Camcorder Color Black&Silver Image Sensor Image Sensor 1/6" 3CCD Lens Optical Zoom 10X Digital Zoom 700X Filter Diameter 37mm Recording Media Recording Media Memory Card Memory Card SD / SDHC Card SPEC LCD 2.7" 300K Shutter Speed 60i: Auto Slow Shutter ON: 1/30-1/8000, OFF: 1/60-1/8000 (Motion Image)(Still Picture, Progressive: 1/30-) 24p: Auto Slow Shutter ON: 1/24-1/8000, OFF: 1/48-1/8000 (Motion Image)(Still Picture, Progressive: 1/24-) Focusing System Focal Length: 3.0 - 30 mm (42.9 - 429 mm (16:9)(Moving Picture/Still Picture)) 35mm Film Camera Equivalent Focus: AF/Manual Image Stabilization Advanced O.I.S. Flash 1m - 2.5m (approx.) Minimum Illumination 5 Lux (1/30 Low Light Mode), 1 Lux (Magic Pix Mode) Still Image Size 2.1 MEGA: 1920 x 1080 (16:9) White Balance Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/White Set Video Recording Recording Format: AVCHD (Motion Image) Recording Mode: HD: HA (17 Mbps/VBR), HG (13 Mbps/VBR), HX (9 Mbps/VBR), HE (6 Mbps/VBR) Recording Time: SDHC: 16GB: HA (2 hrs)/HG (2hrs 40mins)/HX (4hrs)/HE (6hrs) 8GB: HA (1hr)/HG (1hr 20mins)/HX (2hrs)/HE (3hrs) 4GB: HA (30mins)/HG (40mins)/HX (1hr)/HE (1hr 30mins) Audio Recording Dolby Digital (Dolby AC3) / 5.1-channel Connectors USB Power Supply DC 7.2/9.3 V Features Features Face detection technology Soft-Skin Mode Easy-to-Use Mode Dial Playback Mode HD: HA (17 Mbps/VBR), HG (13 Mbps/VBR), HX (9 Mbps/VBR), HE (6 Mbps/VBR) Disc Copy Function: when using a DVD Burner (VW-BN1), data from SD Memory Card can be copied to a 12-cm DVD Disc


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Minimum illumination:2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Color of product:Silver


Display Diagonal:2.5 / 6.5

Image Sensor

Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Filter size:1.18
Focal length range (f-f):0.0748 - 2.24
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:30

Other Features

Audio Output:1 / Y
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 1.1 / USB 2.0
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.5 / 4
Power Requirements:DC 7.2 V/7.9 V / DC 7.2/7.9 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video out:1 / Y

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Compatible memory cards:SD


Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2


Viewfinder screen size:0.33

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes