SD Card Standard Definition Camcorder


Records via SD Card (32GB)

Waterproof, Shock and Dust Proof

10X Zoom with Image Stabilization

YouTube™ Uploader


A rugged model that lets you capture great videos virtually anywhere.

The Triple Proof for Active People Like You
The SW21 is shockproof, waterproof, and dustproof. They can greatly increase your video enjoyment because they're able to go anywhere you want and operate in virtually any shooting situation.

Easy shooting at high or low angles with the Sub Rec Button
You can freely adjust the angle of the LCD monitor for comfortable viewing no matter how you're holding the camera. The Sub Rec button on the side makes it easy to shoot when you're holding the camera low. The buttons are laid out simply and logically for easy one-hand operation.

For easy, intiuitive setting and shooting without taking your eyes off the subject, there's One-Touch Navigation
With One-Touch Navigation, just press the center of the joystick to display an operating menu. The operations you use most often are right on the monitor, so it's easy to change settings or operate the camera without looking away from your subject.
Mode Dial
Just turn the dial and you're ready to shoot or to view the images afterward. Just rotate the dial with your fingertip to select the icon that corresponds to the mode you want.

SpecificationsExpand All

    • MEDIA
    • Records Onto
    • Recording Format
    • LENS
    • Image Sensor (Total)
    • Image Sensor (Effective)
    • Total Pixels
    • F Value
    • Optical Zoom
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • 35mm Film Camera Equivalent
    • Lens Type
    • CAMERA
    • Image Stabilizer
    • Still Picture Recording:4:3
    • Shutter Speed: Motion Image
    • Shutter Speed: Still Image
    • Minimum Illumination
    • Focus
    • White Balance
    • Iris
    • LCD Monitor
    • MagicPix Images
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • On-Screen Display Language
    • Video Recording Format
    • Recording Mode
    • Playback Mode
    • Audio Recording System
    • Built-in SD Slot
    • DPOF
    • PictBridge Compatible
    • JACKS
    • Audio Output
    • USB
    • AV
    • AC Adaptor
    • AV Cable
    • USB Cable
    • Rechargeable Battery Pack
    • Included Software
    • Power Supply
    • Power Consumption
    • AC Cable
    • DC Cable
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Weight


Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Camcorder for Swim Instruction I am currently an owner of three panasonic camcorders. However, I was recently amazed at the features of this little camcorder. My swimming coach used the SDR-SW21D to record my swim motions, including some amazing video below water. The value of immediately being able to review your style next to the pool, without the worry of getting some water splashed on the camera, was tremendous. And taking home a DVD with your video was invaluable to improve your technique. A wonderful camera for any action orientated person, and rugged enough to give many years of great service. July 21, 2009
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