Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot -, high spec , low cost , great value

Flash Memory
1

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

  • Enter your model number
    to make sure this fits.
  • 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.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

Picture quality when i played the recordings back on my tv was rubbish, even on the best recording setting on the camcorder. My old camcorder with the mini dv tapes was far better. I expected more from a panasonic.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

Picture quality when i played the recordings back on my tv was rubbish, even on the best recording setting on the camcorder. My old camcorder with the mini dv tapes was far better. I expected more from a panasonic.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

Better than the video on a mobile ‘phone. . This is my first panasonic sdr. I found it to be adequate but since the purchase i’ve upgraded to the more expensive model. This is a good, cheaper, camera suitable for keeping in the car or in the pocket, for occassions when a video on a mobile ‘phone isn’t quite good enough.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

Better than the video on a mobile ‘phone. . This is my first panasonic sdr. I found it to be adequate but since the purchase i’ve upgraded to the more expensive model. This is a good, cheaper, camera suitable for keeping in the car or in the pocket, for occassions when a video on a mobile ‘phone isn’t quite good enough.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

I recently ordered this camcorder. On arrival the camcorder was not working. I was given a full refund, when the item was returned. Ordering and delivery, returning the item was excellent. I really wanted this particular camcorder and have now ordered another of the same, which i’m sure will be perfect.
I recently ordered this camcorder. On arrival the camcorder was not working. I was given a full refund, when the item was returned. Ordering and delivery, returning the item was excellent. I really wanted this particular camcorder and have now ordered another of the same, which i’m sure will be perfect.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

Easy to use, crystal clear hd recording, compact, every mod con. You won’t regret buying this camera.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

Easy to use, crystal clear hd recording, compact, every mod con. You won’t regret buying this camera.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

I was looking for a basic non hd video camera and this proved to be it. The 70 times zoom is a bit of an over kill but it works very smoothly. Ideally the wide angle could have done with being just a little wider but it fits the bill in other areas. Picture quality is good for a non hd camcorder. The first is that it’s a bit battery hungry but carrying a spare battery is no hardship. The second is that it’s very light and this can make it a little difficult to hold steady; but then heavy units make your arms tired. You don’t get everything at this price and overall i think its excellent value for money.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

I was looking for a basic non hd video camera and this proved to be it. The 70 times zoom is a bit of an over kill but it works very smoothly. Ideally the wide angle could have done with being just a little wider but it fits the bill in other areas. Picture quality is good for a non hd camcorder. The first is that it’s a bit battery hungry but carrying a spare battery is no hardship. The second is that it’s very light and this can make it a little difficult to hold steady; but then heavy units make your arms tired. You don’t get everything at this price and overall i think its excellent value for money.
Bought this a few days ago after reading the customer reviews. Small and light so no more arm ache when recording video.Picture and sound quality is very good although not tried it on our tv yet. Only played back via the camcorder. Easy to use so would recommend this product.
Bought this a few days ago after reading the customer reviews. Small and light so no more arm ache when recording video.Picture and sound quality is very good although not tried it on our tv yet. Only played back via the camcorder. Easy to use so would recommend this product.
A very simple-to-use first camcorder – ideal for the beginner – with simple, readable instructions to follow. Very lightweight and functional; you will, however, need accessories such as card, case etc.
A very simple-to-use first camcorder – ideal for the beginner – with simple, readable instructions to follow. Very lightweight and functional; you will, however, need accessories such as card, case etc.
I bought this for my wifes birthday. It was recommended by the local camera shop who said they could not get this camera now as a newer model had just been brought out. The new version had a few minor tweeks but the shop said that for the price the older model was very good value. My wife has been very impressed, taking several indoor and outdoor videos of our grandchildren. It is compact and easily fits in her coat pocket, the zoom is so much better than her previous camcorder.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

I bought this for my wifes birthday. It was recommended by the local camera shop who said they could not get this camera now as a newer model had just been brought out. The new version had a few minor tweeks but the shop said that for the price the older model was very good value. My wife has been very impressed, taking several indoor and outdoor videos of our grandchildren. It is compact and easily fits in her coat pocket, the zoom is so much better than her previous camcorder.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

Nice camera for cheap price. This is a great little camera. I have yet to find fault with it. I read one review on this item that said picture quality indoors was poor – this nearly put me off purchasing it as the main reason for buying a camera is to record muay thai events that i go to, all of which are indoors. I haven’t had a chance to try it out there yet, but i have played around with it in my home, in the shed and in the loft and all of which the picture quality is fine. I’m most definately happy with my purchase. The delivery of this item was also very quick.
Nice camera for cheap price. This is a great little camera. I have yet to find fault with it. I read one review on this item that said picture quality indoors was poor – this nearly put me off purchasing it as the main reason for buying a camera is to record muay thai events that i go to, all of which are indoors. I haven’t had a chance to try it out there yet, but i have played around with it in my home, in the shed and in the loft and all of which the picture quality is fine. I’m most definately happy with my purchase. The delivery of this item was also very quick.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

Not too happy with the picture quality. On the plus it is small and very easy to use. And it has a wopping 70x zoom which is amazing. But i am not very happy with the picture quality when i was shooting at sd mode the quality is quite poor and worse than my normal digital camera on video mode. Also the format is such that you can’t just play it on your pc. You need to import using the panason software.
Not too happy with the picture quality. On the plus it is small and very easy to use. And it has a wopping 70x zoom which is amazing. But i am not very happy with the picture quality when i was shooting at sd mode the quality is quite poor and worse than my normal digital camera on video mode. Also the format is such that you can’t just play it on your pc. You need to import using the panason software.

This review is from : Panasonic SDR-S26 Flash Memory Camcorder With SD Card Slot – Black

I did not buy mine from amazon, but i buy many other things from them. I’ve had my sdr-s26 for a few months now and have tested it in several conditions. I will compare it to my sons canon mv400 which i’ve been using for a couple of years. Indoors, you do need plenty of lighting and it is not as sensitive as the mv400. The zoom is outstanding and on a good day i can just about hold it still enough. I have no problem with the supplied software, i simply import the files onto my hd folder then into tmpgenc dvd author and the results are fine. My biggest problem is if i don’t keep the sunlight behind me when it’s on minimum zoom. Spots appear, like rain on a window, but on close inspection there is nothing on the lens at all, so i can only assume it is imperfections in the lens that are being recorded. I do not have any other problems with it.
I did not buy mine from amazon, but i buy many other things from them. I’ve had my sdr-s26 for a few months now and have tested it in several conditions. I will compare it to my sons canon mv400 which i’ve been using for a couple of years. Indoors, you do need plenty of lighting and it is not as sensitive as the mv400. The zoom is outstanding and on a good day i can just about hold it still enough. I have no problem with the supplied software, i simply import the files onto my hd folder then into tmpgenc dvd author and the results are fine. My biggest problem is if i don’t keep the sunlight behind me when it’s on minimum zoom. Spots appear, like rain on a window, but on close inspection there is nothing on the lens at all, so i can only assume it is imperfections in the lens that are being recorded. I do not have any other problems with it.
Flash Memory
1
Samsung VP-MX20/XEU Flash Memory Camcorder, Brilliant present

I did a whole lot of examining around before deciding to obtain this camcorder (i was looking for a compact effortlessly employed sd dependent equipment for general ‘stuff’). I purchased it simply because of its appropriate online video high-quality and low-priced cost (£139. It was up in opposition to the …

Flash Memory
1
Sony HXR-MC2500E Camcorder-1080 pixels, Fantastic looking camera with all the functions I needed

Excellent all round digital camera, extremely gentle to carry and does every little thing i want. Bril digital camera, basic to operate and nicely created by sony. Wonderful, function packed camcorder. I have only just started out heading by way of the capabilities of this camera. It has a large …

Flash Memory
1
RoadHawk DC-1 Box Recorder, Bad quality video

Aside from that it is really a great piece of package. For that cash i was expecting it to be a whole hd dashcam, but it is really scarcely 1. I ought to say that is the only dissapointment about it, apart from that it really is a excellent piece …