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Panasonic SDR-S10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Panasonic SDR-S10. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-S10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SDR-S10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the zoom.

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50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S10 Water-resistant SD Camcorder (10 x optical zoom, shock-proof, USB 2.0)Panasonic SDR-S10 Water-resistant SD Camcorder (10 x optical zoom, shock-proof, USB 2.0)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SDR-S10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and image quality. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the memory.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S10P1 Flash Memory Weathproof Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomPanasonic SDR-S10P1 Flash Memory Weathproof Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Panasonic SDR-S10 review

 

A waterproof, shock-proof contender for the SD market

Easy to use ; Good colour reproduction ; Decent audio for the price

Basic features ; Picture fizz in fast-moving shots

If it's quality you're after, pound-for-pound a mini DV cam will give you better footage, more features and longer recording time. But for sheer carry-anywhere convenience, the S10 offers a neat solution with acceptable image quality that will be at...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Rob Tucker (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic SDR-S10 Camcorder

 

A dinky, water-resistant, SD card camcorder for a very attractive price. But how does it perform?

The form factor of the S10 is also a little strange, and we had trouble getting used to it. The idea appears to be to hold the camcorder in the palm of your hand like a Dictaphone, using your thumb to control the zoom rocker and forefinger to operate...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (camuser.co.uk)

Panasonic SDR-S10

 

The words 'small' and 'light' are frequently attributed to Panasonic's various camcorders, but with the S10 the company has gone one better and come up with what it claims to be the world's smallest SD camcorder.

Easy to use, Good colour reproduction, Decent audio for the price

Basic features, Picture fizz in fast-moving shots

If it's quality you're after, pound-for-pound a mini DV cam will give you better footage, more features and longer recording time. But for sheer carry-anywhere convenience, the S10 offers a neat solution with acceptable image quality that will be at...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: John Neely (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S10 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Panasonic Flash Memory Camcorders

 

Panasonic's SDR-S10. It's small (a mere 0.40 lbs.), it's black, it's "water resistant," and it's cheap, with an MSRP of just $399. It's also drop-protected from a height of four feet - so feel free to knock it off your table every once in a while -...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: (pcauthority.com.au)

Panasonic SDR-S10

 

It's a mini adventure with the S10. A go anywhere, shoot anything cam that won't break the bank and delivers well for its size

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: TED KRITSONIS (evergeek.com)

SDR-S10 Compact SD Digital Palmcorder Camcorder

 

It may be a strange case of gleeful ignorance, but dropping an electronic device that can withstand the punishment can be very satisfying. A few digital still cameras have been designed to be overly durable, but camcorders have been a different...

Traditionally, camcorders are sensitive and delicate. Too, they've become so small that the traditional Velcro hand strap has been replaced by the same flimsy tether as used on lithe digital cameras, as is the case with the SDR-S10 Compact SD Digital...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Panasonic SDR-S10

 

The Panasonic SDR-S10 excels in toughness with its waterproof and shockproof housing. A modest amount of video capability is packed into the tiny frame that is suited for outdoor movies when you won't want to lug around a lot of extra weight.

If you are looking for a video camera that you can carry with you without it taking up a lot of space, and you aren't concerned about the quality, then this is a good camera

Consumer review by: mark (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S10

 

its brilliant for home movies, took it skiing, dropped it in snow ect, worked a treat ; have bought an 8GB SDHC gives 2hrs ,and bought a spare battery

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: hellobally (ciao.com)

Panasonic SDR-S10

 

Basic parameters SDHC card camcorder camera type Model SDR-S10 Time to market, 2007 Sensor pixels (10,000 pixels) 80 Static effective megapixels (million pixels) 35 Dynamic effective pixels (megapixels) 34 Optical zoom multiples of 10 Panasonic camera...

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Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: dedie_zie (ciao.com)

Panasonic SDR-S10

 

Panasonic camcorder has many features and does many little tricks that would just make you want to buy it. First off you can actually put a sim card into this camcorder just like a camera and it holds whatever your storage amount is on the card. It is...

Small and relatively cheap, Quaility, Easy to use & ; Variety of colors

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Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Panasonic SDR-S10 is stylish yet tough, being also ideal for active video shooting. The S10 is small enough to slip in a pocket or bag. Cool enough to take everywhere you go. This is one stylish video camera you'll never want to be without. The S10 is designed to resist damage even if dropped from a height of up to 1.2 meters. Panasonic fortified the outer body casing, making it thicker to improve rigidity and strength. Inside, Panasonic provided an intermediate resin chassis to cushion and protect the main circuit board and lens. This solid construction makes the S10 the Panasonic's toughest camera yet. You can freely adjust the angle of the LCD monitor for comfortable viewing no matter how you're holding the camera. The SUB REC button on the side makes it easy to shoot when you're holding the camera low. The buttons are laid out simply and logically for easy one-hand operation. A water-resistant design lets you use this camera when it's rainy or snowy outside, or in places where you might get a little wet. The camera is even designed so you can hold and operate it when your hand is wet. This is a camera you can use in places - like alongside a pool or outside a ski lodge - where you never dared take a video camera before. The Pure Color Engine converts the CCD output signal from a complementary color signal into an RGB signal at an early stage and extracts the low-frequency luminance component from the RGB signal. This innovative engine also achieves truly superb color reproduction for high-zoomed pictures.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:2

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.4cm
Height:6.3cm
Weight:182g
Width:3.6cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:2GB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:SDR-S10/SDR-S10EG-K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.4
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 23
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.4
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:350Kpix/400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: No
Sports: Yes
Video Out:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.3
Height :11.4
Weight:182
Width:3.6