Panasonic SDR-S50

  • Panasonic SDR-S50
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  • Very good image stabilization; well-designed; manual controls.


  • Low-resolution LCD; dated user interface; poor low-light video; no external mic, headphone jacks.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Advisor on 80

If you want a good value camcorder that can also take the occasional photo on the fly, the Panasonic fits the bill. The Panasonic SDR-S50 lacks HD capture capabilities, but its low price tag, fantastic zoom, great build quality and the wider angle...

By cnet on 72

The Panasonic SDR-S50 standard-definition camcorder is worth considering for its manual controls and powerful zoom lens in a very compact body--not video quality. Read full review See all...

By on 100

No high definition support, but otherwise this is a capable camcorder Good points Small; light; stabilized zoom; full manual control if you want it Bad points No accessory shoe; smudgy low-light footage...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

Most manufacturers are winding down their standard definition camcorder ranges. But they are still releasing a few new models for those people left not wishing to make the leap to HD, or who just can’t afford it yet. One of these is...

By CamcorderInfo on

We were impressed by the huge, 70x optical zoom on the SDR-S26, but the camcorder failed to deliver the goods when it came to video performance. In low light, the camcorder simply didn't produce a pleasant image, and in bright light it measured the...

International Review By Smartson on

Den extrema zoomen r vad som utmrker denna videokamera. En bra zoom dessutom, som ger bra bilder bde med och utan...

International Review By Alt om DATA on 80

Godt kamera. Let at betjene og med masser af funktioner. Vi savnede, at det tndte, nr vi klappede skrmen ud, men den store brugervenlighed kompenserede for...

International Review By on 72

Der Panasonic SDR-S50 stellt mit seinem extrem starken Zoom-Objektiv und den manuellen Einstellungsmglichkeiten eine attraktive Wahl dar. Wer sich nicht an der durchschnittlichen SD-Videoqualitt strt, kann hier bedenkenlos...