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Panasonic AG-DVC60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Panasonic AG-DVC60. 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. People really like the zoom and size. The viewfinder and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the durability. There are mixed opinions on the usability and price.

design, portability, viewfinder, size, zoom


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic AG-DVC60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic AG-DVC60 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The viewfinder and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the usability. There are mixed views on the durability and price.

portability, design, viewfinder, size, reliability


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This summary is based on the product: Panasonic Pro AG-DVC60 3CCD MiniDV Proline Camcorder w/16x Optical Zoom

Nov, 2015

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Ben Wolf (

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Uniquely professional form factor and features for its price; great audio section and motorized zoom; a terrific value.

Consumer-oriented controls make some pro-oriented features frustrating to operate for those accustomed to pro gear; Frame Mode not as good as true progressive imaging; noninterchangeable lens; lacks manually controlled neutral-density filter.

At its price point, an unrivaled value in an entry-level shoulder-mounted DV camera.

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: N/A (




Look's like a chunck of JUNK

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Panasonic AG-DVC60


I still wake up every morning thrilled that I bought this camera. I am very happy with the purchase and higly recommend the DVC60 to anyone who wants to turn heads shooting and please clients visually in the entry to mid-level videography segment.

I love this camera! The images look awesome and the manual controls give you even more shooting flexibility. The shoulder mounted form gives you a very professional look, crucial for wedding and event work. Everyone that sees me with this thing on my...

This camera has more manual features than I was used to using, so there was a some learning curve. That isn't really a con on the camera, more of a con on me. I wish this camera had 48v phantom power for condenser mics. XLR inputs are awesome at this...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: GG (

Panasonic AG-DVC60 - (Digital Camcorders)

May, 2006

Consumer review by: GG (

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May, 2006

Consumer review by: rb123 (

Audio Is Garbage


Great Design

Worst Audio EVER

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: ftlfilms (

Panasonic AG-DVC 60 OK by me!


I purchased my DVC 60 largely because I wanted to shoot from the shoulder and enjoy the stability that comes with that. This camera is the only product at this price point that gave me what I wanted. I had read the audio complaints of others and was a ...

Great viewfinder, shoulder mount stability and easy to use. TWO accessory shoes

Needs an aftermarket microphone

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: municipal (

excellent first professional step


I work a municipal television station as a cameraman, found it easy to learn and use.

adjusts quickly to brightness, without overly stopping down shoulder mount - ability to hold steady smaller crew to support system only basic lights setup for night coverage supports 3 microphones

is it really - must use wireless microphone to input best Audio. The built in microphone is good for only for foley and background noise.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: camerakook (

Panasonic dvc60 camcorder


Images in good light levels are pristine.

Automatic focus in low light or even near low light is lousy.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: banders100 (

Panasonic AG-DVC60


Shoulder Mount

Horrendous audio! Not even usable.

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications

You shoot like a professional, so you want to look like a professional. The AG-DVC60 delivers. Its wide-angle, 16X optical lens allows dramatic zoom effects. Its top-quality audio capabilities include XLR mic/line inputs and two manual level controls. With rock-solid, shoulder-mount stability, an adjustable viewfinder, 18 shutter speeds, and exceptional image quality, the AG-DVC60 lets you take your career to new heights. The AG-DVC60 is a mobile, shoulder-mount Mini-DV camcorder in a rugged yet lightweight carbon fiber alloy body with a Midnight Black matte finish. Designed for professional use, this high-performance workhorse stands at the top of its class in image quality, sensitivity, framing flexibility, and functionality. The oversized should pad combines with a handgrip on the side of the lens to give you a firm, no-slip grip. For shooting comfort, you can slide the large, field-spec viewfinder to the right or left side as you prefer, and lock it in place. With a multi-functional lens ring that controls zoom, focus, and aperture, the AG-DVC60 has the same solid feel as a standard field camera. And it gives you clear, stable images with minimal handshake, plus the responsive action you need to start shooting on a moment's notice. A full-sized microphone is set at the top of the camera, above the lens - an ideal position for capturing the sound from in front of the camera. The AG-DVC60 is fully equipped to meet your everyday production needs. It comes standard with terminals for connecting an optional stereo gun mic and XLR-type mic/input terminals for connecting either a hand mic or line recording. Add an optional Anton Bauer adapter plate, and you can mount any of several heavy-duty Anton Bauer batteries to the camera rear for extended shooting work. Or snap an Anton Bauer Ultra Light onto the shoe built into the top of the handle, and you have all the light you need for high-level shooting jobs. You can use the color LCD monitor and viewfinder at the same time. When using the viewfinder for shooting, you can face the LCD monitor forward, where someone in front of the camera can use it as a monitor when speaking or conducting an interview.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DV PROLINE

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:65.6mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Midnight black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:380Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:410Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Zoom:160
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Mix / Still / Wipe


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD