Conclusion: The practicality of having a camcorder that’s this durable is a big plus point. However, with a price tag of over £300 the video quality just doesn’t pass muster. Upgrade it to HD and take a look at the pricing of other pocket-sized high-def shooters and then we’re talking.
Pros: Compact and undoubtedly rugged, the camcorder also features a superb easy-to-use menu system. The YouTube upload function is as straightforward as any advertising makes it sound: once you connect to a PC via USB the process is almost instantaneous. There’s a useful collection of manual settings and creative features, including horizontal guidelines to help keep your shots level.
Cons: In our high-definition world it’s difficult to see around the limitations of the 640x480 pixel standard definition recording quality. A tendency for over-exposure from the auto settings gives video a washed-out and often jittery appearance. The zoom is ultra-sensitive, which makes it virtually impossible to control smoothly, and you end up crashing in and out of shots.
Excerpt: This camera doesn’t deserve a review; it deserves a warning. It is one of the most expensive rugged cams, but takes only 640×480 SD video and 0.3MP stills as bad as the worst camphones. Miserable!
Summary: Every gadget owner suffers to varying degrees from ‘the fear’ – that strange sensation where you want to take a shiny toy to a shindig but worry it’ll get damaged, so don’t. If this sounds familiar, Panasonic’s SDR-SW21 could be the camcorder for you. It’s a super-compact, record-to SD-card model, and boasts waterproof, shockproof and dustproof credentials. Armbands required Don’t go throwing it in the river just yet, though.
Summary: Nicht jeder Camcorder eignet sich für aktive Einsätze im Urlaub oder während der Freizeit. Ist der wasserdichte Panasonic SDR-SW21 ein guter Begleiter für Ihre Outdoor-Aktivitäten? Der Test von AUDIO VIDEO FOTO BILD wird es zeigen.
Pros: griffige Tasten und Verschlüsse, hohe Lichtempfindlichkeit
Conclusion: Piccola e compatta, la Panasonic SDR-SW21 è una videocamera che si fa notare solo ed esclusivamente per il fatto di essere resistente ad acqua, urti e polvere e quindi di poter essere portata sempre con sé anche sottacqua, alla spiaggia o in montagna. Per il resto, le specifiche tecniche lasciano un po’ a desiderare, soprattutto la risoluzione sia del sensore che dello schermo. Interessante il supporto delle schede di memoria.
Pros: Resistente a polvere, urti e acqua; Supporto SD/SDHC; Zoom digitale; ZOOM OTTICO