Zepp - Your Improvement. Our Obsession.
Free Shipping on Thousands of Products
Award-Winning Customer Service
Panasonic

Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder - SDR-S26K

Abt Model: SDRS26K | UPC Code: 037988982608
 Discontinued Product This item is no longer available from our website.
Click the link to view all of our Camcorders
Panasonic - SDR-S26K - Camcorders
Roll over image to zoom in
2.7" Wide LCD Monitor/ 70x Ultra Optical Zoom/ Advanced Optical Image Stabilization/ Face Detection/ Intelligent Scene Selector/ Built-In SD Slot/ 0.8 Megapixels/ Black Finish
Availability:
Discontinued (details)
Shipping:
Your Shipping Zip Code: 07095 (change)
Free Shipping Details (details)
Extended Protection Plans
Abt Extended Service
Abt Extended Service
Protect your products with the Abt extended protection plan.
Abt Extended Service
SquareTrade Extended Service
Protect your products with the SquareTrade extended protection plan.
Update Zip Code

Product Questions - Ask

Average Customer Reviews

Product Details

Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder - SDRS26K

Optical 70x Ultra Zoom and Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization)
This 70x zoom lens has the power you need to take dramatic close-ups or get remarkable shots of even distant subjects. But with long-distance zoom shots, even a tiny bit of hand shake has a huge effect on picture quality. That's where optical image stabilization comes in. Panasonic's Advanced O.I.S. shifts a corrective lens as you shoot to help eliminate the effects of hand shake, so you get clear, sharp shots even at high zoom levels. It's an essential feature for getting the most out of this incredible zoom lens.

Make optimal settings automatically - for both still and motion images with iA (Intelligent Auto)
With the S26, you can use the iA function whether you're shooting in motion or still images. In iA mode the camera detects the shooting situation and automatically activates whichever functions - such as Advanced O.I.S., Face Detection, and Intelligent Scene Selector - will deliver the optimal results. Forget about bothersome settings during important scenes and trust iA to give you the optimal shots.

Anyone can enjoy easy, video uploading! Easy Uploading to YouTube(TM) - with the included software "VideoCam Suite"
Step 1: Shoot. YouTube(TM) limits videos to 10 minutes. In Web mode the camcorder uses a 10-minute countdown system, so you're assured that the recording won't be too long for YouTube(TM), and you won't have to edit it down after shooting.
Step 2: Connect. The Upload mode in the VideoCam Suite is automatically activated as soon as the camcorder is connected to the PC.
Step 3: Upload. To upload, simply choose the image file you want and click the Upload button. Encoding is no longer a hassle, as the software does all the work for you.

Quick and Easy Editing - VideoCam Suite 2.0
The software walks you through simple editing steps. You'll find it easy to edit your own videos even if you've never done it before.

Specifications:

  • MEDIA
    • Records Onto SD/SDHC Memory Card
    • Recording Format MPEG2 (Motion Image); JPEG (Still Image)
  • LENS
    • Image Sensor (Total) 1/8" CCD
    • Image Sensor (Effective)
      • 0.38 megapixels [16:9], 0.29 megapixels [4:3] [Motion Image]
      • 0.38 megapixels [16:9],0.29 megapixels [4:3] [Still Image]
    • F Value F1.9(WIDE)/5.7(TELE)
    • Optical Zoom 70x
    • Focal Length 1.5-105mm
    • Filter Diameter 37mm
    • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent
      • 45.6-3194mm [4:3], 37.3-2610mm [16:9] [Motion Image]
      • 45.4-3180mm[4:3], 37.0-2592mm [16:9] [Still Image]
    • Lens Type Panasonic
  • CAMERA
    • Image Stabilizer Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization)
    • Still Picture Recording Yes; 0.2 M [640 x 360] [16:9], 0.3 M [640 x 480] [4:3]
    • Minimum Illumination 6 Lux (1/30 Low Light Mode), 2 Lux (Magic Pix)
    • Focus Auto/Manual
    • White Balance Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/White Set
    • High Speed Shutter
      • 1/30-1/8000 (Motion Image)
      • 1/30-1/500 (Still Picture)
    • Iris Auto/Manual
    • LCD Monitor 2.7" Wide (123,200 Dots)
    • MagicPix Images Yes
    • Microphone Stereo mic., Zoom mic.
    • On-Screen Display Language English, French, Spanish
    • Digital Zoom 1
      • Digital Zoom: 70x-100x
      • Super Digital Zoom: 70x-3500x
  • RECORDING & PLAYBACK
    • Video Recording Format MPEG2 [Motion Image]
    • Recording Mode
      • XP [10Mbps/VBR], [704 x 480]
      • SP [5Mbps/VBR], [704 x 480]
      • LP [2.5Mbps/VBR], [704 x 480]
    • Playback Mode
      • XP [10Mbps/VBR], [704 x 480]
      • SP [5Mbps/VBR], [704 x 480]
      • LP [2.5Mbps/VBR], [704 x 480]
    • Audio Recording Format Dolby Digital [2ch], MPEG1 Audio Layer 2
    • Still Picture JPEG; 0.2 M [640 x 360] [16:9], 0.3 M [640 x 480] [4:3]
  • SD CARD FEATURES
    • Built-in SD Slot Yes
    • DPOF Max. 999 stills
    • PictBridge Compatible Yes
  • JACKS
    • Audio Output Yes
    • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
    • AV Out
  • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
    • AC Adaptor Yes
    • Battery Pack min. 940 mAh/Lithium-Ion
    • AV Cable Yes
    • USB Cable Yes
    • Software VideoCam Suite 2.0
    • Other Cables AC/DC Cables
  • GENERAL
    • Power Supply DC3.6V/5.0V
    • Power Consumption 3.0W
    • Speaker Dynamic type
    • Total Pixels 0.8 megapixels

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.56"
  • Width: 2.21"
  • Depth: 4.21"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.50 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Footnotes:

  1. As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.

Downloadable Resources Get Adobe Reader
More reasons to buy the Panasonic SDR-S26K from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Panasonic SDR-S26K is Brand New.
  • The Panasonic SDR-S26K Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder
 
3.3

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Exceeded expectations (3)
  • Inexpensive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 7 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-7

      Back to top

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      sdr s26p/pc

      By 

      from syracuse ny

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • Exceeded expectations
      • Inexpensive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder:

          I like this camcorder for ease of use,zoom,weight in genral the best for the price

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          software doesn' work with Vista???

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder:

          software doesnt work with new camera..outrageous!

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worst Panasinic product I have known

          By 

          from Jonesboro, Georgia

          Pros

            Cons

            • Did not meet expectations
            • Difficult to use
            • Poor quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder:

              The camcorder is very poor quality. I have many Panasinic products, this camcorder should be recalled, it does not meet their level of quality. I only hope I can return it for refund. The picture qulity is awful. It's impossible to focus and get a sharp replay on either video or photo.

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not capable with Window 7

              By 

              from Colorado Springs Co

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to use

              Cons

              • window 7 capability

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder:

                Before Window 7, this camera is a good camera. The zoom is great. But I do recommend if you use the maximun zoom you use a tripod to maintain stability. After Window 7, this camera is not capable with Window 7.

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Video is good, pictures not that good

                By 

                from Undisclosed

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Did not meet expectations

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder:

                    Pictures are fuzzy and don't have good quality. Part I am looking for might take 3 weeks to arrive!

                    Comment on this review

                    (29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A Spectacular Camcorder Experience

                    By 

                    from Ithaca, NY

                    Pros

                    • 70x optical zoom
                    • Compact
                    • Convenient
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to use
                    • Exceeded expectations
                    • Inexpensive
                    • true o.i.s.

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder:

                      This Panasonic SDR-S26 camcorder is by far the best you can buy for the price, and is rated best camcorder of 2009 CES! I have owned a few others and none of them had true O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) and I assure you that this one does. My others had E.I.S. (Electronic Image Stabilization) and believe me there is a big difference. I have noticed a few other reviews on this camcorder, and some say the image stabilization works great out to 20x and good to 40x 70x is still tripod territory. That's good advise as a tripod will assist in producing great videos with virtually no camcorder movement. Please don't be confused between the O.I.S and plain old camcorder movement, with camcorder movement at 70x optical zoom the object that you are looking at may move somewhat due to arm and body movement, BUT notice with O.I.S. the image remains clear and crisp, with great detail, even with some hand shakiness. With E.I.S camcorders, which usually have less zoom capabilities, approx. 40x optical zoom, you'd notice while zoomed out, not only is there camcorder movement BUT the image is also a bit blurry and has limited detail, due in part to hand shakiness. So don't be confused or fooled by plain camcorder movement or the difference between O.I.S vs. E.I.S, as Panasonic's SDR-S26 with O.I.S and 70x optical zoom will absolutely exceed your expectations, as did mine, and amaze you with a spectacular camcorder experience. I am an extremely satisfied owner of the Panasonic SDR-S26 Camcorder, and I know you will be also. You can also search the WEB for the Panasonic sdr-s26 and view some of the you-tube video zoom tests that were performed by camcorder owners and see the quality of the O.I.S. and the 70x optical zoom for yourself.

                      Comment on this review

                      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Camcorder

                      By 

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to use
                      • Exceeded expectations
                      • good low light shooting
                      • good shake control
                      • Inexpensive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder:

                          This was the first camcorder i've ever bought. I did my research and picked this one thank god, its a great little camcorder. It's really easy to use especially if you read the manual, it has great video quality, a plethora of features, and the O.I.S. is a neccessity! I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a good quality camcorder that isn't too expensive. Fantastic Buy!

                          Comment on this review

                          Displaying reviews 1-7

                          Back to top

                          Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder

                          Panasonic SDR-S26 Black SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder

                          Discontinued


                          Call us
                          888.228.5800
                          live chat
                          Chat Now