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.
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: 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: 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 enjoy this camera alot. Friendly and photo video even in very low light conditions. High quality video is eventually going on the tv or computer. I have some problems with taking out the movies using the program but it's simple to copy the movies through the micromate reader. I think it's the best product I have ever bought.
As good as it can be, plus Mac iMovie instructions
rgonzale "rgonzale1", Amazon
21 January 2007
Summary: After opening the box and charging the battery, I had it shooting without cracking the user manual. Easy to use and confidence-inspiring. The menu system is mostly self explanatory, the only changes I made were to put it in XP (highest) quality mode, 4:3 instead of widescreen aspect ratio, disable digital zoom. Most of the options you'd want are there. This is a tiny device, about the size of my 4-yr old 3x zoom digital still point and shoot.
Summary: Panasonic SDR-S150 is a wonderful camera. I am extremely happy with it - and recommend it to everyone. Popular Mechanics magazine has named it the best in its class - and I completely agree. I bought mine in the end of September of 2006 and was using it every day for the last 10 months. The sales person at J&R store has recommended it to me, based on customers feedback - and I am grateful to him for good advice. The camera makes very decent videos.
Summary: I have been using this camera for several weeks in lots of different conditions: indoors, outdoors, action, stills, etc. Overall, it is a great camera if you are looking for good video performance, acceptable still performance for a video camera, no tapes, and an incredibly small size which truly does fit in your pocket. I have not had any of the dark video issues mentioned above.