For a non-hd camcorder this is fantastic. The zoom is unbelievably good and the sound quality is next to perfect. Recorded gigs with this and there was no distortion at all.
I was very pleased with this cheap and simple model. Nothing fancy to it, but it does the job all i want it for is to record simple memories with the family, it’s so easy to use my 8 year old uses it.
Lovely little camera, very light and easy to carry around, great picture quality too. I’m no expert but if you need a vid cam to capture holidays and special occasions i don’t think you could go wrong with this one.
Estimated delivery 18 nov 2010. The price paid £139 cannot be even matched anywhere at this time (i gave a local panasonic dealer the opportunity but he did not even bother coming back to me)dealt with amazon customer services on this order and the lady i spoke to was brilliant. I haven’t used the camera much yet, but am impressed with the size, weight and size of screen. It is tiny in comparison to the 5 year old sony we have, which is a good thing. I haven’t even opened the instructions yet, but if you’ve used a video camera before you’ll get the hang of this in less than 5 minutes. I’m sure there are some adavnced options i need to read up on when i have time but for now i just want a point & shoot with the simplicity of an sd card to transfer footage to the pc. The camera tells me that the 4gb sd card i bought separately hold 1hr 49 mins of footage which,to me, is ample. The video quality is fine for home movies and it is very quick and easy to upload footage via an sd card slot on the pc.
Good quality and features for the price. Although i have a few cameras, this is the first camcorder i have bought. So i did quite a bit of research before buying, and i have not been disappointed. This is a very reasonable camcorder for the price. Being a novice camcorder user, i love the intelligent auto setting which automatically switches between the different shooting modes to make sure you capture the best image possible i. Switching to portrait mode when it senses faces, or scenery mode when it detects large open or sunny spaces. It means you can just turn on the camcorder and start shooting automatically without thinking and still get good results. But it does also have reasonable manual abilities. I don’t use them that much as the automatic setting is good enough for me, but i do particularly like the intelligent contrast system which makes sure that reasonable detail is maintained when shooting with darker or lighter areas in shot so the main image is not overexposed.
Panasonic SDR-S50 Camcorder SD Card, X78 Enhanced Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + Af Tracking and Optical Image Stabilisation – Black : This is an excellent camera for quick use & ease of carrying. Very light and easily fits into pocket or handbag. Picture quality is excellent except for low light scenes (to be fair this is hilighted by other reviews). Zoom quality is again excellent. A good all round camera for anyone not wishing to go to hd which is a big user of both battery and memory. Ordering response-excellent i received this item within 2 days of order.