Summary: I am using this camera to video soccer games. It is cold in the early seson & the camera does not work well on a tripod, therefore I hold it. I love the light-weight design, the great zoom, the ease of use. Good camer.
This is a camera you'll want to use and have fun using--buy one!
5 December 2012
Summary: I bought this to replace an older tape-type camcorder, and found this at a terrific price. It's not HD but the picture quality is perfectly fine. The 70X zoom is beyond belief. The device is also very light and easy to handle, and transferring video files from the SD card is quick and easy.
Excerpt: My husband and I received this camcorder for Christmas so we can catch our baby's first moments live. We looked at all types of camcorders, and we decided on this one for several reasons. One--it it small, yet it still has a handle so you can pan easily. We looked at the Flip Video Cams, but it seemed that using something that looked a lot like a cell phone wouldn't allow you to capture the best videos. I love how easily our video cam fits in your hand..
Excerpt: I purchased this camcoder because I wanted a small camcorder to take on outdoor vacations. So far I am happy with this camcorder. It is very small and easy to carry. The quality of the videos taken outdoor are excellent. The videos taken indoors are okay and about the same quality as my older mini dv camcorder; but for the price of this camcorder they are okay. I purchased a class 4 16 gb SD card for it and it holds a lot of recording. The camcorder has advanced O.I.S.
The SDR-S26- a decent camcorder with a reasonable price
9 September 2012
Excerpt: We purchased this camcorder shortly after our son was born-to video him, of course! This was our first camcorder purchase and it's very mid-range, it seems. The camcorder is in an affordable price range, which was important to us. However, the videos are quite grainy, especially when taken inside. The camcorder seems especially sensitive to any low light. Outdoor videos are really quite good.
Excerpt: When we decided to splurge on an updated video camera for Christmas last year, we hunted up and down and read reviews left and right, and finally chose the Panasonic SDR-S26. I couldn't be happier with it. It's small enough to fit in my purse, much easier for technically challenged grandparents to use than our previous Sony Handycam, and the video quality is good enough for the price we paid. The battery life is decent, and the camera recharges quickly.