I have had this camcorder for about a month now and i am very pleased with its performance. I have a slight tremour in my hands and the image stabiliser is ideal and is kept on permanently. I filmed the round the world yachts going through the solent from portsmouth harbour and got close ups of the crews from almost a mile out,although it was difficult to film as they where moving fast. The macro is amazing to as i filmed greenfly on my plants, almost touching them, and played it back on my tv with a full screen although it is not hd the videos where clear an sharp. The videocam suite works fine on my vista computer and i was able to edit the choppy bits of the yacht race. All in all i think it is a bargain and ihave not found a lower price than amazon. I also bought the transcend 8gb sdhc class 6 flash memory card (another bargain).
My biggest problem to start with was that the refresh rate was slow, giving a jerky blurred effect when filming fast-moving objects or when panning. However, when i realised that it had a variable adjustable ‘shutter speed’ which can be changed (see operating instructions) i was able to put this right. The default shutter was set at 1/50 second and i have changed this to 1/250 sec. Since then i have had a lot of fun with this camcorder. It is very lightweight, having no motorised parts, which makes it extremely portable. Often i slip it into my jacket pocket when i am out and about. Being inexpensive, we have a case here of ‘you get what you pay for. ‘ picture definition is not fully up to the standard of my previous dv tape camcorder. There is no viewfinder, only an lcd screen.
Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black
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- 70x Zoom with Advanced Optical Image Stabilizer
- Intelligent Auto Mode
- Face Detection software
- Special Web-Ready Shoot and Upload Function
- DVD Quality MPEG2 Recording
This product is truly fantastic, it works very well, the pictures are excellent and just as important it is so easy to use. It is everything i wanted and at a great price. I found the software took time to get used to, i recommend reading the instructions thoroughly before trying to edit.
Very pleased for the first few hours, then crash. Fancied this camcorder after looking at other reviews, and it worked well for the first few hours, but i was very disappointed that during the first few days of our holiday i turned it on and found just a blank screen, when i got home i tried to upload the footage i had taken before the the crash and that failed, it had corrupted the memory card. I have returned the camcorder to amazon, and i must say the service from them was first class. Probably just a one off, but i’ll get a different model next time.
Neat and very small camera with enormous zoom. Picture quality is good for a none hd camera but it has some irritating faults. Key amongs these is the frequent failute to recognise a face which then results in too low exposure until ‘face recognition’ suddenly clicks in and then the face ‘lights up’ to proper exposure. The viewing screen is very difficult to use in bright light and this aggravates the menu system which is hard to see in bright light – just when you want to set the camera for bright scenes but can’t because you can’t see the menuthat said, it is a very easy and convenient camera in most respects and i would still recommend it as i don’t think any of the issues i raise are that much different in other similar cameras.
Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black : Panasonic camcorder – brilliant. Panasonic sdr-s26 flash memory camcorder with sd card slot – blackbought this for my son’s 21st and he loves it. Does everything it says it could and more. The night time light sensitivity is great as that’s when he’s doing a lot of shooting.