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Panasonic AG-DVX100A

Panasonic AG-DVX100A
alaScore 82

216 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews of Panasonic AG-DVX100A. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the battery and zoom.

price, usability, image quality, design, portability

zoom, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic AG-DVX100A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic AG-DVX100A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Panasonic AG-DVX100A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic DMR-EX99VEGK DVD-/VHS-Recorder

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic AG-DVX100A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Panasonic AG-DVX100A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and design. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the battery and size.

price, usability, image quality, design, portability

size, battery

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Pro AG-DVX100BP(S) 3-CCD MiniDV Proline Camcorder wi th 10x Optical ZoomPanasonic Pro AG-DVX100A 3-CCD MiniDV Proline Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomPANASONIC AG-DVX100 Professional MiniDV Camcorder

Sep, 2015

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Expert review by: Ben Wolf (cnet.com)

Panasonic AG-DVX100A review: Panasonic AG-DVX100A

 

Review summary The Panasonic AG-DVX100A is the kind of camera that sends shivers down the spines of pro videographers and serious amateurs with modest budgets. If you relish the rare pieces of gear that are both affordable and designed for professional...

Array of frame-rate options, including 24P; advanced image and audio settings; wonderful viewfinder and control layout; wide lens.

Limited battery life; lens is short for some applications; lacks true 16x9 chips; moderately tough learning curve; not the best in low light.

If you're looking for a MiniDV camera for pro-level videography with a film-like look, this 24P model is a top contender.

Mar, 2004
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Expert review by: Rick Popko, Dean Mermell (pcworld.com)

Panasonic AG-DVX100

 

Warm, saturated colors ; Shoots at 24p ; Produces awesome filmlike look ; Wide field of view ; Wide breadth of custom image presets

Only 10¥ zoom ; Slow autoiris ; LCD color values can be sketchy ; No still-picture capabilities

Feb, 2003

Expert review by: Dick Ridington (cnet.com)

Panasonic AG-DVX100 review: Panasonic AG-DVX100

 

Panasonic brings 24P to the masses. If you're a low-budget producer of narrative features for theatrical distribution, why shoot PAL when the AG-DVX100 delivers professional features--excepting interchangeable lenses--in a MiniDV camcorder that...

Real 24P at an affordable price for serious videographers; produces filmic look; professional controls; phantom power and two-channel audio control.

High-contrast artifacting; noisy zoom and autofocus mechanisms; lack of gain adjustment and autofocus in progressive mode; only 10X optical zoom.

This professional 24P camera in compact dress raises the bar for its semipro price class.

Dec, 2002

Expert review by: anyone 13th-repeat (videomaker.com)

Panasonic AG-DVX 100A

 

A serious contender in the 3-chip prosumer camcorder market.

Excellent picture and sound quality, 24p recording, Good response to customer feedback

Low-res color viewfinder, Some controls poorly placed

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Joe McCleskey (videomaker.com)

The AG-DVX100A is a serious contender in the 3-chip prosumer camcorder market.

 
Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Patrick Lang (videomaker.com)

Panasonic AG-DVX100 3CCD 24p Mini DV Camcorder Review

 

No camera in recent memory has generated as much buzz as the Panasonic AG-DVX100. This is the first consumer-priced camera to offer 24 frame per second progressively scanned video (24p), which (theoretically) makes video look like it was shot on film....

Exceptional picture quality ; Six customizable modes ; Excellent progressive video ; Flexible image tweaking

No auto focus in progressive modes

A revolutionary professional camera that allows shooters to switch between cinema-like images or standard video modes.

Apr, 2003

Expert review by: Andrew M. Lau (kenstone.net)

Working with the Panasonic AG-DVX100, Final Cut Pro and Cinema Tools

 

With the release of the Panasonic AG-DVX100, independent filmmakers have a DV camera that can acquire footage at 24 frames per second, the same as a film camera. This ability allows film prints of AG-DVX100 footage to match frame for frame and preserve...

Once all the clips have been processed, create a new 23.98 project in Final Cut Pro and import the clips. Edit as usual.

Dec, 2002

Expert review by: Steven Trent Smith (digitaljournalist.org)

Panasonic DVX100 Camcorder

 

ay back in 1995, Panasonic introduced an amazing camcorder, the miniDV-format, three-chip EZ-1. I tested it late that year and was very impressed by its image quality. I'd never seen such great-looking pictures from a camera so small. Of course, a lot...

"Normal" video in the U.S. has, until recently, meant 525 interlaced lines scanned at the rate of 30 frames a second, each frame being made up of two fields, therefore, 60 fields per second. A number of those scanning lines are used for "blanking"­ the...

Nov, 2002

Expert review by: Noah Kadner (kenstone.net)

Panasonic AGDVX100 / Sony PD-150 Comparison Shoot

 

The arrival of the Panasonic AG-DVX100 camera heralds an exciting new chapter in the indie production world. To many eyes, the 24-frame progressive format represents video technology's closest approximation of the aesthetic qualities of motion picture...

NOTES: Special thanks to Ken Stone and kenstone.net for hosting these QT movies. For a DVD featuring the test shoot in its entirety, please contact Promax.

Jan, 2002

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Panasonic DMR-BS850EBK Blu Ray DVD Recorder

 

The DMR-BS850EBK sports two freesat HD tuners, allowing you to record two different high-definition programs simultaneously. There is also a 500GB hard drive on board which can be used to store both high definition and standard definition video....

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances. PRODUCT FEATURES: 1/3" 3-CCD Mini-DV camcorder with exclusive CineSwitch technology; Advanced optical image stabilization; Conventional 4: 3 aspect ratio and 16: 9 letterbox image capture modes; Conventional video gamma and CineGamma operational modes; 2-ch. XLR audio inputs with phantom power supply (+48V) and manual audio levels; Large centrally located pivoting electronic viewfinder usable for left or right eye; Interval (Time Lapse) recording with adjustable record duration and interval time; Unique pre-cleaning heads and auto head cleaning to maximize reliability; Well balanced and highly portable; Rugged Magnesium Alloy Diecast Chassis; Three User-programmable Buttons. They are Assignable to any one of 11 functions; More realistic Color reproduction; Raised guard protects against unintentional changes; More Dampened response; Interval Recording Time Minimum is every 15 seconds.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.3in/6.3in
Height:14.3in/6.3in
Weight:3.7lbs
Width:5.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating/Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Spotlight

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:AG-DVX100A/DVX100/DVX100AE
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic AG/Panasonic DV PROLINE

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Metallic gray

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:380Kpix/440Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:410Kpix/470Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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