Summary: The Panasonic SDR-S15 shoots only in standard definition but is armed with a vast set of features for â€˜properâ€™ video recording, including a 10x optical zoom, a front-mounted light and stereo sound. If you want a â€˜realâ€™ camcorder, this would be a decent choice.
Excerpt: The Panasonic SDR-S15 has a generous 2.7in screen for near instantaneous startup (officially 0.6 seconds) plus shot composition and review. And it's easy to hold, if you closed your hand around it to make a fist the camcorder itself would almost disappear. It feels a little plastic-y, but not so much as to be off-putting.