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Panasonic SDR-S7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 373 reviews of Panasonic SDR-S7. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The size and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and battery, and views are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, size, price, design

image quality, battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SDR-S7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SDR-S7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S7 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the durability and price are overall positive. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the image quality. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, size, price, durability


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S7EB-K Camcorder - BlackPanasonic SDR-S7EB-K Camcorder - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic SDR-S7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Panasonic SDR-S7 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and portability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the image quality.

usability, portability, price, size, reliability

image quality

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SDR-S7 Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Silver)Panasonic SDR-S7 Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Silver)

Dec, 2018


Expert review by : James Morris (

Panasonic SDR-S7EB-K SD Camcorder


If you're looking for an ultra-compact camcorder at a decent price, Panasonic's SDR-S7EB-K could be ideal.

You can't expect a camcorder as tiny as the SDR-S7 to offer much for the more serious videomaker, and its lack of high definition ability will give it a limited shelf life. But for just over £200, the SDR-S7 packs real camcorder abilities into the kind...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : James Rivington (

Panasonic SDR-S7 Camcorder review


At last, a fully featured camcorder you really can fit in your pocket

It's super-small ; Good controls ; The price is right

No HD ; No SD card in box ; gives other camcorders obesity complexes

Decent image quality and grownup configuration options make this a real camcorder, yet it's light and small enough to be carried wherever you go.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Matt (

Camcorder group test (Part 2) Panasonic SDR-S7 review


To the rear of the camera body behind a flap there's a power jack, AV-out jack and USB socket for direct connection to a pc. Next to this is a dual function switch that either activates the camera shutter or starts/stops video filming. Now I realise...

Simple ; Compact ; Robust ; Uses SD cards ; Easy to use

Screen attracts dust and fingerprints ; Feels a bit cheap ; No conventional viewfinder

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : CB (

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic SDR-S7 Camcorder


On showing the S7 to others, the reaction it invariably gets relates to its size. It really is small - small enough not just to fit in a coat or jacket pocket but one normally reserved for mobile phones and the like. That's because it's really small....

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Panasonic SDR-S7


Pintsized camcorder that punches above its weight

Affordable price, super-small design, convenience of SD/SDHC format

Occasional image issues, design may prove awkward for some users

The Panasonic SDR-S7 is clearly not for everyone, but if you're looking for a cheap, user-friendly and highly portable camera, this is one of the better buys on the market. (It looks ferociously cute, too.)

May, 2008

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Panasonic SDR-S7


This is one easy to handle, stylish SD camcorder you'll never want to be without.

Compact and stylishLightweight and easy to carrySD camcorderEasy to transfer images onto DVDSoftware included

With its compact size and very cool styling the, Panasonic SDR-S7 is small

Nov, 2008

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Panasonic SDR-S7: Neat little camera


I bought this camera second hand from ebay and took it on holiday. It is very small so fits well into a pocket although I often forgot to close the lens cap which has to be done manually. The screen is clear and bright but I found the lack of a flash...

small, easy to use

no flash, shaky on zoom

May, 2009

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Panasonic SDR-S7


Would have been great if it had a built in flash for night photography

Mar, 2009

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Panasonic SDR-S7


Size and simplicity

Low light image quality

Feb, 2009

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Panasonic SDR-S7


Small and very easy to use. Easy to set up

Battery life doesnt last very long

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

In the past, typical camcorder usage centered on recording special events, such as weddings and vacation trips. Camcorder usage has evolved, however, with many consumers now demanding models that offer higher image quality than previous models. Panasonic has moved to further expand demand by creating two new SD Card camcorders that fit unique applications and lend themselves to casual, everyday use. The SDR-S7 is a stylish model with an ultra-compact, go-anywhere design. Today many people post still images taken with their digital cameras onto Internet Websites and blogs. Sites for posting video clips are now becoming popular too, and more and more people are using motion images as a form of creativity, communication and self-expression. The SDR-SW20 and SDR-S7 debut at a time when the trend toward using video for casual, everyday use is growing strong. These two models, offering the small size, light weight and superb mobility made possible by SD/SDHC Memory Cards, let users shoot video with the same casual ease and carry-about convenience they enjoy with small digital still cameras. For occasions when in the past it may have seemed a bit awkward to pull out a camcorder, such as on short outings or business trips, the SDR-SW20 and SDR-S7 offer no such discomfit. Users can take out the SDR-SW20 or SDR-S7 and shoot with the same casual freedom as people snapping everyday photos with a still image camera.


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


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

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:2


Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight



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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):44.1 - 441
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 23
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



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.41Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution: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

Additional accessories:AC Adaptor, AC Cable, DC Cable, Strap, AV Cable, USB Cable
Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.9
Power requirements:DC3.6 V/5.0 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Motion SD STUDIO 1.3E

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.9

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes