The Panasonic SDR-S26 is a very light and compact standard definition digital video camera that records to SDHC memory cards. It features an optical 70x Ultra Zoom lens and Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) giving you the power you need to take dramatic close-ups or get remarkable shots of even distant subjects. 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.
The SDR-S26 features Intelligent Auto mode that detects the shooting situation and automatically activates whichever functions - such as Advanced O.I.S., Face Detection, and Intelligent Scene Selector - to deliver the optimal results. Forget about bothersome settings during important scenes and trust iA to give you the optimal shots. The Panasonic SDR-S26 also incorporates a 2.7” LCD screen, pre-record function, fast 0.8 second start-up time, and easy YouTube upload mode.
SDHC memory card recording –Record video or stills SD/SDHC memory cards for complete flexibility and easy transfer of your video footage.
Optical Image Stabiliser – When hand-shake is detected while shooting, the Advanced O.I.S. system is automatically activated to compensate for blurring and produce beautiful recorded images. Because it is optical there is minimal loss of image quality.
Intelligent Auto – the camera automatically adjusts itself to shooting conditions to achieve optimal results so you don’t have to worry about fiddling with camera settings.
Pre-Record Function - records three seconds of images even before you actually begin shooting so you’ll never miss the perfect moment.
Face Detection – detects human faces (up to 5) and automatically adjusts camera for optimal focus and exposure.
Easy YouTube Mode – limits clips to 10 minutes (the maximum for YouTube) and when plugged in to PC the software automatically starts in upload mode. 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.
Soft Skin Mode - When this function detects skin tones, it softens the focus in that area. This has a skin beautifying effect, which makes wrinkles and lines appear less noticeable.
Colour Night View - Leave the light off: Colour Night View gives you images with colour even in dim lighting (2 lx). Light from the LCD is gentle and easy on the eyes, so you can snap shots of sleeping children without waking them up.
No. of Image Sensors
Image Sensor Size (Inches)
Total Pixel Count (000)
Effective Pixel Count (000)
Optical Zoom (x)
Digital Zoom (x)
F1.9 (Wide)/F5.7 (Tele)
f = 1.5-105mm
Lens Filter Diameter (mm)
Minimum Illumination (lux)
White Balance Modes
Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, White Set
Shutter Speed Range
1/25-1/500 (Still Picture), 1/25-1/8000 sec. (Motion Image)
Inbuilt LCD Screen
LCD Monitor Screen Size (Inches)
LCD Monitor pixel count (000)
Stereo Zoom Microphone
Wind Noise Reduction
Image Stabiliser Type
LED Video Light
Yes - 0.8 sec (approx.)
LCD panel Light
USB Webcam Function
Digital Still Function On Solid State Removeable Media