I was impressed with the quality of this product on opening the box. It’s aesthetically pleasing, and nice to handle. As a first-time purchaser of a camcorder, i thought the instruction manual could have been a little more clear (it took several reads to really get the hang of what i was doing). Once i’d got to grips with the instructions i found the product easy to use, especially when quick start mode is switched on which means the camcorder is always ready to just grab, ready to capture an event. (if the battery’s charged up). You can take photos as well as videos with this camcorder, which gives added scope. There’s also an intelligent auto mode which is useful for beginners as the camcorder adjusts the focus etc for you. The only downer for me is the fiddly joystick, which makes it quite tricky to set up the camcorder and adjust settings, play back videos etc. At first it’s quite frustrating because it’s hard applying the right pressure needed to move the joystick in the direction you want.
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.
Panasonic Sdr-s50 Camcordersd Card, X78 Enhanced Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, Ia + Af Tracking And Optical Image Stabilisation – Red
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- Dramatic close-up with enhanced optical 78x Zoom
- Advanced O.I.S. with Active Mode
- 33mm Wide-angle Lens
- iA (Intelligent Auto) with AF/AE tracking
- Wind Noise Canceller for clear sound recording
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.
The camera is well proportioned, it does not have a flash or night vision but takes excellent shots and videos throughout the day.
Good wee close up camera for general use but it cant cope with scenery at all. It performs poorly in low light conditions. Having said that it has an amazing zoom and is pin sharp when it is at close range.
Panasonic Sdr-s50 Camcordersd Card, X78 Enhanced Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, Ia + Af Tracking And Optical Image Stabilisation – Red : 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.