Summary: Over the years Camcorder s have got both smaller and lighter. The optical zoom has increased and in almost all cases they have got easier to use. However now with huge zooms have they become just impossible to hold still at or near maximum zoom?
Summary: As Verne Troyer would have you believe, good things come in small packages. And camcorders don’t come much more compact than Panasonic’s latest addition to its SD card-munching standard definition crew, the SDR-S26. The lack of hi-def may disappoint some, but this lightweight cam has plenty of tricks up its short sleeves. There’s a neat and tidy menu controlled by a four-way joystick and a Quick Start mode that means you can shout ‘action’ after 0.8 seconds.