Summary: For me, this is the best (and one of the few) options for someone which needs a pocket combination of camcorder and photo camera. More recent models are for sure smaller and offer better video performance, but lack the photo quality of this device. If a good 3.2Mp camera is OK for you, and like me is tired of carrying 2 devices (camcorder and photo camera) on your vacation or sport event, please consider this camcorder.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Excelent video quality, Great Picture Quality, Pocket size, Simple Controls
Summary: Great camera- we use this as a family camera- both for video and for still shots. It is easy to shoot with and to switch back and forth. The software with it is not written very clearly- in particular the downloading instructions for the video.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
Summary: I'm using this product for documenting my travels. Photo quality during day is excellent. Photo quality at night, though, is another story. Flash levels are higher than usual digital cameras when taking stills, but flash level can be adjusted. All of my night shots are blurry unless I hold down the button lightly for a few seconds...and this is a pain to have to do every time I'm taking a picture at night.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Picture Quality
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: 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!
Summary: This is a great video camera. My only complaint is the uncomfortable and awkward hand positioning when "taping" or even while taking still pictures. I end up having to use two hands (luckily I have an extra one) to steady the camera, especially while using the wide angle / telephoto feature. It is even difficult to press the "record" button to stop recording without a fair amount of movement.
Single compact camera for video AND usable still photos
Scott Najima, Amazon
29 December 2006
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: Ich habe schon den Vorgänger SDR-S100 gehabt und diese Camera war schon top.Die SDR 150 habe ich nun schon seit einem Jahr und bin immer noch top zufrieden.Vor 3 Wochen hatte ich mir schon die neueste Panasonic HD Cam mit SD Karte gekauft. Nach 3 Tagen habe ich Sie wieder dem Händler zurückgegeben und dafür eine weitere SDR-S150 für meinen Sohn gekauft. Gerade die Form der Cam war für mich mit der ausschlaggebende Punkt.