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Panasonic VDR-D150EG-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Panasonic VDR-D150EG-S. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the color and battery.

usability, portability, size, image quality, zoom

price, battery, color

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 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D150EG-S from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The portability is also mentioned favorably.

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (

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 (

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 (

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: Diabolos (

It's fairly decent for a tapeless camcorder


It records audio natively to 5.1, which is useful if you're creating DVDs with AC3 5.1 sound. A limitation of the technology (the FAT32 file format) means that your files are broken up into 4GB chunks for long recording sessions. Every time this...

Tapeless! Can record several hours with the right memory card on the highest quality setting. Easy and quick memory card swapping

A little too small. Power hog. Expensive batteries for long recording sessions are required along with a separate attachment for those batteries. No generic 32 GB Class 6 cards outside of the expensive Panasonic ones at the time of this writing

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: rys (

A great mid range camcorder at a low price


I love this camcorder, I bought one in May of 2008 to document an international vacation. Low light performance leaves a bit to be desired, but the quality is workable. I did some test shoots with dual 600W Soft Box Halogens @ 3900K color, and the...

HD Quality Video, Size, Weight

AVCHD Standard Files, Light weight can cause shaky footage even with Image Stabilizer enabled, 1 Hour Battery Life, No internal storage, Must connect to mains power to connect to PC via USB (best to use an external card reader for the SDHC card), No...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: CoachDon (

Great for point & shoot!


I want to address the issue of the file format. The included software is poor at best. Nero8, however, takes the file directly into NeroVision for authoring and burning a dvd. It works perfectly. I've read other comments suggestion software for this...

I wanted a very small HD flash-based camcorder. This camera fits that need perfectly. I've made dvd's from it and they are fine. The price is outstanding, and Panasonic has a good reputation for camcorders. The 3CCD design is well known for good output

The joystick is a pain to say the least. It is stiff and requires awkward finger placement. That said, it isn't needed all the time for point and shoot once the camera setup is completed. I also wish one could recharge the battery in place

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Khan (

A great AVCHD camera


To the people saying there is nothing out there to edit AVCHD footage with, get Pinnacle Studio 11 or 12 Ultra. You can bring in and edit the raw .mts files without having to convert them. Then you can create what ever media output type you want. HD...

Small, Lightweight, records to SDHC vs bulky media. Great OIS

A little too small

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (



DO NOT expect to be bringing your video into premiere or after effects right off the bat. There are tons of forums with fragmented info on conversion processes to get these HD videos into your editing package of choice. I've had this camera for 3 weeks...

It's light weight. The audio and picture is great , it's a step up if you are used to standard def. Plenty of features and options for my recording needs. It's an all digital work flow meaning your recorded video is a little file on the SD card that...

Poor support for this product. Video files do not work with standard video editing apps

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Guest user (



A lovely compact handycam that gives fairly good quality pictures and sound. Haven't been able to edit or transfer any of the disc info onto a CD/DVD - but only because manual misplaced.

Easy to use.

Quite light so filming in slightly windy conditions can be a problem.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Guest user (



good easy to use quality good disappointed when mother board failed to expensive to repair will decide later whether to replace it

user friendly

mother board failed after 2 years

Apr, 2008

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."


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

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


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


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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash/None


Colour of product:Silver

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight



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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic/Panasonic DVD 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



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


Compatible memory cards:SD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


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


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.7

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes