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Panasonic SDR S50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of Panasonic SDR S50. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and portability are generally positive. The price and zoom are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability. Comments about the battery and image quality are different.

usability, zoom, price, portability, size

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 by: (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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The price and zoom are also appreciated.

usability, zoom, price, image quality, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S50 Camcorder SD Card, X78 Enhanced Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + Af Tracking and Optical Image Stabilisation - BlackPanasonic SDR-S50 Camcorder SD Card, X78 Enhanced Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + Af Tracking and Optical Image Stabilisation - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. People are impressed by the size and price. The portability and usability also get good views. There are some negative opinions about the image quality.

zoom, usability, portability, price, size

image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S50N Std-Def SD Camcorder with 78X Zoom & Wide angle Lens (Gold)Panasonic SDR-S50N Std-Def SD Camcorder with 78X Zoom & Wide angle Lens (Gold)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Brook (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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, MP1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Silver / Red / Silver, White / White

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.7cm
Height:6.4cm
Weight:212g
Width:5.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:704 x 576

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

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:SDR-S50EB-A/SDR-S50EB-R/SDR-S50EB-W
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.52
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:100 / 3500
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):36.5 - 2571 / 37.4 - 2625
Focal length range (f-f):1.48 - 104
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.9-5.7
Max Focal Length:104mm
Min Focal Length:1.48mm
Optical Zoom:70
Optical Zoom:70 / 78
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Blue/Red/White

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.52Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:520Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):3.2 mm ( 1/8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

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

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.9 - 5.7
Audio output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus:No / Yes
Interface:AV out / USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, A/V out
Lens focal range:F1.9 - 5.7 / F1.9(WIDE) / 5.7(TELE)
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.7
Power requirements:5 V / AC/DC, 3.6 - 5.0 V
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:VideoCam Suite V3.0

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/30 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):640 x 360,640 x 480 / 640 x 480

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Maximum memory card size:64

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
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
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7
Height :6.4
Weight:212
Width:5.49

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, daylight