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Panasonic AG-DVC60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality and battery. The viewfinder and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the value for money.

portability, design, viewfinder, battery, image quality

value for money

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 75/100 = Good quality.

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Panasonic AG-DVC60

 

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.

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"Great Camera for Event Videography"

 

I've owned this camera for 4 1/2 years and it has been a workhorse for my event videography business. Honestly, the only reason I have to upgrade is for shooting HD.

Sturdy, Good "feel" for longer shoots when you may want to go shoulder mounted, light enough for creative/cinematic style shooting, Great Battery Life (with Extended Battery)

No ND switch

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"Güzel Sözler ve Msn Nickleri"

 

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"Most bang for the buck!"

 

Having been a professional videographer for 10+ years, using Broadcast Beta cameras, it is a pleasure to use a DV cam that is shoulder mounted, but weighs only 6 lb.

Pro feel and usage plus light weight, great features

zoom speed control could be better, VCR/Cam controls too close to REC button

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"Great for event videography"

 

I am an event videographer, and I purchased an AG-DVC60 in September to replace my ailing camcorder. I was contemplating between the AG-DVC60 and a few other, less-costly cameras. But after doing lots of research, I purchased the AG-DVC60 and I am...

Amazing picture quality; onboard XLR connectors, 3-CCD; "heavy" feeling body

lack of ND filter switch

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"This is a great camera it looks pro, shoots pro, and the end product is amazing for the price."

 

Overall this is a spectacular piece of equipment. I shoot weddings professionaly and this camera is head and shoulders above my previous one. Even with the gain cranked up there is still very little noise. The shoulder mount design is perfect for...

Shoulder-mount design for under $4k, XLR inputs, optical image stablilzation, color view finder, super long battery, and manual focus.

Nothing is ever perfect, the on board mic is a bit noisy but a windscreen helps a lot and costs like $2, would like to have had time lapse recording feature.

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic AG-DVC60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Panasonic AG-DVC60 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

portability, build quality, image quality

value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Consumer review by:

JUNK

 

3 CCD

Look's like a chunck of JUNK

Consumer review by:

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...

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love the shoulder pad

 

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...

The oversized shoulder pad combines with a hand grip 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...

its just right and makes video shooting a delight.

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...

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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
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17in
Height:8.8in
Weight:5.7lbs
Width:8.3in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:AG-DVC60
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

Miscellaneous

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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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