Summary: They say the best ideas come to us in the shower, in which case the designers of the water-loving S10 didn't have to look far to find their inspiration. The diddy shooter is barely bigger than a bar of Cusson's finest yet crams in a generous 10x optical zoom and a proper Leica lens. The S10 is the smallest fully fledged camcorder this side of Tokyo but that hasn't been an excuse for cutting corners. It feels solid and its simple lines and smooth curves look the part too.
Summary: Forget home movies, the Panasonic S10 is a weather- and drop-proof camcorder that's happier shooting in the surf, halfway up a mountain or in torrential rain. It's small, sexy and simple to use, although you'll need to avoid low light if don't want your movies to descend into a dull, grainy mess
Pros: Tiny, tasteful design, Water-resistant and dust-proof, Drop-proof to 1.2m, Good-sized lens and screen, Handy manual features
Cons: Dodgy image quality, especially in the dark, Awkward menu buttons, No video light, Minuscule still photos