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Panasonic VDR-D150EG-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Panasonic VDR-D150EG-S. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and zoom. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the color and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic VDR-D150EG-S 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 VDR-D150EG-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D150EG-S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. The portability is also appreciated.

image quality, portability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: VDR-D150 (DVD Camcorder)VDR-D150 (DVD Camcorder)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (simplydv.co.uk)

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic VDR-D150E DVD Camcorder

 

A simple to use camcorder that will find favour with newbies looking for the convenience of DVD recording and digital stills functions with good file management.

Some compromise in quality when shooting in low light. 4:3 "cinema" widescreen mode is a bit of a waste these days, and the 1000x digital zoom is superfluous. Image resolution on the low side.

A reasonable choice for the complete beginner with a limited budget, no desire for complex features and the convenience of direct-to-DVD disc recording with no fuss. The inclusion of an SD card slot for stills is a plus, although resolution is...

Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic VDR-D150

 

Panasonic's VDR-D150 is an entry level DVD camcorder that offers a good range of functions in an easy to use package, but falls down when it comes to ...

Large zoom, wide range of supported discs, easy to use, price

Washed out colour indoors and in low light, grainy footage, not natively widescreen

Although the VDR-D150 offers heaps of functionality at a reasonable price, the quality of its video footage is a letdown.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Jackson Lynch (wired.com)

Review: Panasonic Panasonic HDC-SD9

 

Despite being released back in January of this year, the 1920 x 1080, 10x optical zoom SD9 is (still) the top performer. Touted by Panasonic...

Small, well-built design. Simple menu system. Top notch battery life

Moving the joystick to the LCD bridled shooting ease. Shrunken size compromised comfort and usability

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic VDR-D150EG

 

Easy to use, light to carry, excellent end product

Unable to add a title to a recording. ie Holiday in USA,

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic VDR-D150EG

 

small lightwieght and fairly easy to use `

editing. ease of editing not good. I would change this model to a different format if I could.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic VDR-D150EG

 

try to make combo camcoders like HD+DVD

no remot control

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Howard (reevoo.com)

Panasonic VDR-D150EG

 

small,compact ,fairly easy to use once you set it up.

none at the moment

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: jake (reevoo.com)

Panasonic VDR-D150EG

 

This is a good all round easy to use cam corder. Still picture mode is great, just turn the dial and click away.

You cant film and eject the disc and watch it straight away. The disc has to be finalised first which can take some time. Also there is no software available for the cam corder to become mac compatable and the night shot isnt quite what I expected.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic VDR-D150EG

 

Easy to use

Had problems making sure dvd player was compatible, didn't realise this could be a problem

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: karl (reevoo.com)

Panasonic VDR-D150EG

 

Very light. 30X optical zoom Discs do not take up much storage One of the cheapest dvd camcorders out at the moment.

No light attachment Battery life average unable to finalise discs unless you have power supply and leads

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications

Use of the super-small SDHC/SD memory card helped Panasonic to create the world's smallest and lightest 3CCD full-HD camcorder. The SD9 fits comfortably in the hand and can be used for long periods without causing fatigue. Panasonic full-HD camcorders record horizontal pixels at an HD resolution of up to 1920 pixels, which results in a total of around 2,070,000 pixels. And with progressive scanning, the hi-def camcorders provide twice as much data per picture as conventional interlace scanning. This means you get breathtaking images with exceptional resolution and detail. Combine that with a 1080/24p format, which lets you capture scenes with a rich, film-like quality, and you can see why Panasonic full-HD camcorders take visual expression to the next level. With face detection - offered for the first time for recording moving pictures with a video camera - Panasonic makes it easy to capture beautiful faces and clear backgrounds even in dim or backlit scenes. This function, which can detect up to five faces at once, automatically adjusts the exposure and smooths skin tones according to the ambient brightness, so faces are bright and easy to see. The intelligent shooting guide function helps you get magnificent shots by displaying a text message in the LCD monitor, telling you which settings are best for the current shooting conditions. With intelligent selection playback, poor or inadvertent shots (such as shots of the ground or overly dark scenes) are skipped and all normal scenes are played while viewing. Panasonic's advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) suppresses the effects of hand shake as you shoot. The system uses gyrosensors to detect hand shake, then shifts a lens and adjusts the optical axis to compensate. This all happens a remarkable 4,000 times per second, and because the system is optical, no image quality is lost. Thanks to Advanced O.I.S., the images you capture look incredibly clear, sharp and beautiful on a big TV screen. Developed specifically for full-HD digital camcorders, the world-class Leica Dicomar lens system is made using a multi-coating process that prevents light reflection and glare, which can make colors bleed and images appear washed out. It also prevents rings of light, or "ghosts."

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo/Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Panasonic CGA-DU12

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:2
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash/None

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.6cm/12.7cm/12.9cm
Height:6.7cm/8.7cm
Weight:275g/480g
Width:5.3cm/6.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:16.5 / 6.35

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in/2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm/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

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:D150B/HDC-SD9E-K/VDR-D150/VDR-D150EB-S/VDR-D150EF-S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic/Panasonic DVD e.cam/Panasonic VDR

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000
Filter Size:3
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 57
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8/F/1.8-3.9
Max Focal Length:30mm/57mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm/3mm
Optical Zoom:10/30
Optical Zoom:30
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix/520Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:560Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD/CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD/3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Electronic/Optical/Optical (Advanced O.I.S.)

Other features

Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 1.1 / USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.5 / 4
Power requirements:DC 7.2 V/7.9 V / DC 7.2/7.9 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD/MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:1000/700
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black & white fader/Black fader / White fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)/Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor/None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9
Height :8.7
Weight:480
Width:5.3

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes