Summary: Absolutely fantastic picture quality, due to high quality lens and 3ccd sensor. Many manual controls to help achieve great video. Sound is very good and it is stereo. Files are easy to edit in video editor programs. The stabilization works excellent, although I still recommend a tripod for best results. Takes a while to get used to the handling, it is easier to use two hands if you want to zoom smoothly.
Summary: Actually I bought this as a backup to my other identical camera. It is a perfect SD camera, sharp images, many options, 3 mp stills, small flash, fits in a very small place and the batteries are small and last up to a hour. I have recommended it to friends and they are happy also.
Summary: I don't like to take video for many reasons. You end up with a lot of bad scenes in the middle of the tape, if you review the tape you have to forward to the point where you can begin taping again and it takes far to long to transfer the video to the PC if you want to burn it to DVD. This camcorder solves all those problems.
Single compact camera for video AND usable still photos
Scott Najima, Amazon
28 December 2007
Summary: **UPDATE MAY 2007************ I just got back from Turkey, and really put this camera through its paces. All I can say is WOW. The convenience is absolutely an overriding factor to any flaws. Flipping back-and-forth between video and still photos is a snap. I can't prove it but there were many still photos taken while in a moving car that should not of come out...I wonder if the "stabilizing" video feature works during still shots as well.
Summary: I took quite some time in deciding which camcorder to buy. I wanted one that was small so it would be easy to take with me. I also wanted to stay away from tapes because I think it's much easier to organize videos on the computer rather than labeling and storing tapes all the time. This camera is wonderful for general use. It takes good video and good pictures. I highly recommend it for recording personal events.
Summary: This really is a first class camera for its size... easy to use, good quality output. Only one thing to bear in mind... the microphone is at the rear of the device... perfect for picking up "heavy breathing" - or side comments on the action.... can be a bit of an embarrassment....
Summary: I needed a camera that fits in my handbag to carry around everywhere I go. This was my primary priority, second was image quality and the third was to be able to record on a memory based media. And this camera is the best you can get considering all these factors. It is not the smallest camcorder in the world but small enough to fit your coats pocket, very easy to use, just pop the lcd screen and lens cover slide open and you are ready to shoot.
Summary: I purchased this camcorder just over two weeks ago and must say that I am more than pleased w/ its performance. After reading countless reviews of camcorders and handling several at local stores, I selected the SDR-S150 based on: - size - reviewed video performance - SDHC recording format I wanted a camcorder that was very compact so that I wouldn't mind carrying it anywhere. Being the size of an average digital camera, the SDR-S150 fits the bill nicely.
Summary: First of all, there's alot to like about this Camcorder. I wont go over all the positive attributes, nearly everything they say in the sales documentation is true, but I am having one problem with it so far that's pretty close to having me send it back. The videos are DARK. Low light is nearly unusable, bright light comes out dark. Everything is just plain hard to see.
Summary: After reading the reviews here and at [...] on this baby, I was a little cocerned about its low-light and indoor performance. Let me be the first to say that my fears were largely unfounded. Yes, if you film in very low light, it will darken many colors. But we're talking 60 lux, which is the roughly equivalent to the light put off from the candles of a birthday cake. Just keep the lights on when your kid blows out the candles, and viola!