Summary: I bought this camera to replace a mini dv camcorder that was getting old. I use it to record demo sessions at my fishing club on Monday nights. For the longest time I thought that I wasnt making the correct adjustment to get good video.
The Panasonic SDR S26 Camcorder v. The Canon FS200 Camcorder
4 April 2010
Summary: After being torn between the Canon FS200 and the Panasonic SDR S26, I bought the Panasonic after reading several reviews touting it's wonderful zoom and decent standard video quality. First off, it's light, small, and very easy to use. Simple navigation, amaaaaazing zoom -- really amazing.
Summary: compared to my old minolta 8mm camcorder the picture quality was terrible. movies shot in the house lacked color and definition. when used in bright sunlight quality improved but still was not up to my standards. this was my first digital recorder so I can't say how it compares to others.
Summary: I'm usually not one to write reviews however my experience with the camera in consideration with it's intended use warrants one. I bought the camera to use as an in-car camera for time trial racing. The camera lacks quality vibration control and as a result the picture is shaky.
Summary: For the past 20 years I've been an avid Panasonic customer. But this one product was a big disappointment... Simply said, the video picture is not up to par, when viewed on my flat screen TV... The x70 zoom is greatly appreciated, but for me it was more of a gimmick...
Summary: Camera is nice and small but needs care if use in the hot summer. I thought the camera was damaged because it wouldn't shut off without removing the battery, also experience zoom function not working, no picture,shaky focus movements would sometime focus in and out throughout the zoom, once the...
What point is a massive zoom when the picture quality is so poor?
N. Rice, Amazon
26 November 2009
Summary: We bought this some 18 months ago and simply no longer use it because the picture quality is so poor - flat, dull, and lacking definition. Nobody could expect it to rival a hi definition camera but the video it produces has none of the vibrancy or clarity of the old 4:3 digital sony I got back in...
Summary: Whilst the camera was effortless to use and light weight , with an excellent Zoom. You should be aware of 2 things :- 1) in-door use produced very poor video recordings - even in the finest mode.
Summary: I took delivery of the Panasonic SDR-S26 and was delighted with is features and ease of use. Then I took my first clips - downloaded to my Macbook and what a disappointment. Whether in good light or poor, close up or distance, zoomed in or out the image quality was awful.
Summary: I bought this camera in September but have now conceeded that It will have to go as the video quality is awful. Surely the whole point of a video camera is picture quality, after all you only get one chance to record important events and you want those memories recorded as clearly and faithfully as...