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Panasonic SDR-S50
6.2 out of 10

Panasonic SDR-S50

Compact Camcorder with a 33mm Wide-Angle, 78x Ultra Zoom and Mor Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Great zoom but actually 70x Optical and not 78x (that's ...

Xof "Xof", Amazon
4 August 2014
  • Summary: Great zoom but actually 70x Optical and not 78x (that's the enhanced optical zoom). The video quality is quite poor, even on the highest setting. I bought it to record shots at 300+ yards and it does the job.
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Overall 6
6.0

not worth the $155

Cardboard_shopper, Amazon
20 March 2014
  • Summary: The zoom goes so far that you cant breathe if you want to see what you are doing. Pretty impressive. I wouldn't pay more than $60 for this thing. I checked on youtube to see the quality before I bought it and this doesn't compare, even after messing with all the settings
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Overall 6
6.0

Video Quality Leaves Much to Be Desired

HWWoman "HWWoman", Amazon
25 June 2011
  • Summary: I thought that it was me, but when I read the reviews, I see that the video quality is a major drawback of this videocamera for many reviewers. It is a very interesting phenomenon, but video quality does actually improve when you zoom in.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just ok

Ragz, Amazon
16 June 2011
  • Summary: I think the main selling point for this camera is the incredible zoom. And it's quite awsome. If that's what your buying for it's great. Other than that it has really bad indoor image quality and oddly the image quality gets better the more you zoom.
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Overall 6
6.0

great zoom but poor photo quality

Angie the shopper, Amazon
2 June 2011
  • Summary: I used the camcorder for my Northern Europe trip. The photo quality is poor but video is ok. The best feature is the zoom which is great for viewing distant scenary. It is very lightweight and super handy for travelling.
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Overall 6
6.0

zoom the moon but with no clarity

gkn, Amazon
8 March 2011
  • Summary: clarity and quality is not so good ...u can say even worse but the zoom is awesome you can zoom the moon ..you can see it so closely...no touchscreen which we cant expect in this price..anyways records easily, easy setup, user friendly...but still they can improve on the quality..
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Overall 6
6.0

SDR-S50A

Shorian "gadget guru", Amazon
17 June 2010
  • Summary: The best feature of this camcorder is the 78X optical zoom. Actually, it is about the only redeeming feature. There are plenty of zoom tests on You-Tube which convinced me to buy this model. If you are a birdwatcher and want to really get up close, this is the camcorder for you.
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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic SDR-50

Jerry Timothy, Amazon
19 November 2011
  • Summary: Item arived late according to arival date but item arived in good condition and as describe. Quality wise, overall is a good camera. Picture quality not really as perfect as in the description.
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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic SDR S50

simon, Amazon
14 October 2010
  • Summary: This camcorder looks great and is very easy to use. BUT the video quality is poor. Worse than my previous Panasonic DV camcorder. I had a chat with someone at a Panasonic shop who said that the picture will look worse if you are viewing it on an HD TV.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Yandex
15 February 2012
  • Excerpt: В дневное время суток снимает приемлемо. Однако автофокусировка отвратительная. Невероятно медленная. При съёмке, например, вида за окном и применении оптического зума более 40 - всё размыто. Не фокусируется вообще. Хоть сто лет жди. При среднем зуме фокусируется с задержкой в пару-тройку секунд.
  • Pros: Размеры, цена.
  • Cons: Аккумулятор, медленный автофокус.
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