Although camcorders have been able to take photos for years, and most digital cameras have a movie recording function, no device yet has truly mastered both domains. Camcorders are too big to compete with pocket cameras, and cameras too small to accommodate the storage requirements of video. Weighing in at under 200g, however, Panasonic’s SDR-S10 certainly looks like it could be a contender for the convergence crown.
..The SDR-S10’s size makes it the most pocket-friendly true camcorder we’ve yet seen. ..At under £300 [~$350.00 - $400.00] the SDR-S10 manages to pull of a bit of a coup. Normally, you would expect to pay a premium for the gadget desirability of a camcorder like this. But the price puts it amongst the lower end of the DV camcorder market. Now that you can buy 8GB SDHC cards for just over £50, the format is starting to look like an affordable option. So for a very reasonable price, the SDR-S10 really is a respectable camcorder you could carry in a trouser pocket without people asking if you were pleased to see them. And it’s water resistant, too!
Published in: Cameras on 2007-07-02