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Panasonic SDR-S70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Panasonic SDR-S70. 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 really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, whereas reviews are divided on the battery. There are some critical comments about the memory and color.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

durability, color, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-S70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic SDR-S70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S70 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the battery and zoom are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the durability and color.

usability, portability, price, zoom, battery

image quality, color, durability

55% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S70 Camcorder - Black (SD Card, x78 Enhanced Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens)Panasonic SDR-S70 Camcorder - Black (SD Card, x78 Enhanced Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SDR-S70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S70 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and image quality are overall positive. The zoom and portability also get good views. Some have doubts about the durability, and there are some mixed opinions about the size.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, price

durability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S70K Camcorder (Black)Panasonic SDR-S70K Camcorder (Black)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Paula (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S70

 

The camcorder is so easy to use I just plugged it in played around with the settings for about 5 mins and started my first movie:) ; Picture quality is good and clear stills are also good

None as yet

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S70

 

If you do not want anything flash (e HD) then this is a perfect compromise, easy to use and does what it says on the tin

if you have large hands the buttons may be a bit fiddly but that may be a good thing so he doesnt hog it all the time

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Barry (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S70

 

Weight

Menu button fiddly and too sensitive if you have short nails almost impossible to operate

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Stephanie (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S70

 

General overall rating good

There is a mark on the lense when watching videos back and when burning to disc

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Robin (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S70

 

It is very light, good value for money. Very easy to use once ; you get used to controls

none really

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Christopher (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S70

 

Cheap and easy to use, bought one for my little sisters 8th birthday and she loves it. The still images aren't that great but look slightly better once uploaded to the computer but after all it is camcorder not a camera so can't complain much

None

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Robert (argos.co.uk)

Good fun

 

had great fun with camera even 6 and 7 yrs old were using it

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Keith (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S70

 

Light and easy to use

Almost too light

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Keith (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S70

 

Light and easy to hold

Picture quality could be better

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Alison (reevoo.com)

Panasonic SDR-S70

 

The SDR-S70 is lightweight, compact but offers good image quality and is easy to use. It has a very good optical zoom and can be varied to use digital zom over longer distances although the image quality begins to suffer

The bad point is that the VBK-90 battery supplied with the camera is only expected to provide a continuous battery life of forty minutes. I am not sure whether that would be further reduced by frequent use of the optical zoom as with other cameras

Dec, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:MP1
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Minimum illumination:2 / 5
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):123200

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):0.52
Effective megapixels (movie):0.41 / 0.52
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 8
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:100 / 3500
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.8 - 2571 / 36.5 - 2571
Focal length range (f-f):1.48 - 104
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:70 / 78

Other features

Audio output:1
Audio recording formats:MPEG1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F1.9 - 5.7
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.9 / 7.7
Power requirements:AC/DC, 3.6 - 5.0 V
Video Out:1
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Video Cam Suite V3.5 / VideoCam Suite 3.5
Cables included:AC, AV, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000 / 1/30 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/25
Shutter speed (video):1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:640 x 480
Still image resolution(s):640 x 360,640 x 480 / 640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Video

Capture modes:LP, SP, XP
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 480
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2 / MPEG2
Video Resolutions:720 x 480

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7
Height :6.4
Weight:212
Width:5.48 / 5.49

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Manual / Auto, Cloudy, Sunny