Summary: I love the zoom. I have zoomed in on windows on skyscrapers from over 20 miles away. the picture is good and the camera weighs next to nothing. I love EVERYTHING about the CAMERA. but I digress.. the software is HORRIBLE! you are forced to use the panasonic software to import your videos to the PC.
camcorder for beginners. Good price, poor quality image.
1 January 2011
Summary: Change my Canon FS 100 camcorder by Panasonic SDR 26 motivated by its great zoom, and other qualities but I am not satisfied with the quality of the videos above low light. I believe however that it is a good equipment for those who do not care about high quality and just want to share videos over...
Summary: Quick Delivery. Easy startup. 2.5-3hr battery life. Super outside/sunlight/beach videos. Simple playback/copy to PC. Average Video Software provided for PC. Audio is good. Great Values for price. This is not a HD camera. Lower quality videos than my Sony handy-cam 8mm.
Good Camcorder Poor Software/Still Photos/Low Light
Sirf "Say Yes More Than No", Amazon
24 August 2009
Summary: This camera does a good job of being a camcorder. I like the SD because I don't want the data that comes with HD. The SD cards are pretty cheap too. It's a small device, but I got used to it quickly and pretty well like the quality of the videos that it produces. Great zoom/focus.
Sadly it's that old adage - you get what you pay for
B. Bell "Gubs", Amazon
22 September 2010
Summary: Pros: Great price, compact size and weight, excellent zoom, uses SD cards. Cons: Rubbish battery life, looks cheap and flimsy, average picture quality, still images are truly terrible, the 'lens cap' is truly awful.
Summary: resently iv wanted to buy my camcorder a trypod but because the hole in the camra is at the front it becomes very hard to balence it and keeps falling over also the battery life isnt very long so if your of on a day trip somewhere even thou it maybe fully charged when you set of towards the end it...
Summary: on the plus it is small and very easy to use. and it has a wopping 70x zoom which is amazing. But I am not very happy with the picture quality when I was shooting at SD mode the quality is quite poor and worse than my normal digital camera on video mode.
Summary: If you read a selection of the other reviews, they pretty much cover the whole spectrum. It's a lightweight, point and shoot camcorder that takes acceptable footage in good light, but disappointingly grainy images indoors.
Summary: Neat and very small camera with enormous zoom. Picture quality is good for a none HD camera but it has some irritating faults. Key amongs these is the frequent failute to recognise a face which then results in too low exposure until "face recognition" suddenly clicks in and then the face "Lights up"...