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Panasonic AG-DVX100B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and usability. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the resolution. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

value for money, portability, image quality, usability, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic AG-DVX100B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic AG-DVX100B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Panasonic AG-DVX100B from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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97% 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 with 10x Optical ZoomPanasonic AG-DVX100B - Camcorder - widescreen - 410 Kpix - optical zoom: 10 x - Mini DVPanasonic AG-DVX100B 3-CCD Mini-DV Cinema Video Camcorder Kit with Soft Carry Case,

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Panasonic AG-DVX100B

 

Review: The Panasonic AG-DVX100B may well be the last and best semipro DV camcorder ever built. No, I'm not predicting an imminent apocalypse, but rather the approaching obsolescence of high-end standard-definition (SD) video cameras. Sony, Canon, and...

Great sound, progressive modes, and image control; professional-caliber viewfinder and controls; wide lens; particularly well suited for multicamera projects

No high-definition capability; no 16:9-native chips; lens is short for some applications; moderately steep learning curve

Panasonic has listened. The third incarnation of the AG-DVX100 offers unrivalled bang for the buck in a prosumer standard-definition MiniDV camera.

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"Great for semi-pro and even pro use"

 

Professional quality recording.

Unlike writer of review the wider aspect of lens is welcome. What he doesn't understand wider is better, especially for indoor use.

Not HD - but good quality for SD

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Panasonic AG-DVX100B Digital Camcorder reviews

 

Professional quality recording.

Unlike writer of review the wider aspect of lens is welcome. What he doesn't understand wider is better, especially for indoor use

Not HD - but good quality for SD

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Great for semi-pro and even pro use

 

Professional quality recording. Updated on Mar 7, 2010

Unlike writer of review the wider aspect of lens is welcome. What he doesn't understand wider is better, especially for indoor use

Not HD - but good quality for SD

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It is great camera

 

This is a great camera, but still I dont know how to konect it to my compute. Should I have fire wire port on my computer and if so , can I cupture direct from camera without using any specific software?

quality of pictures

nothing is bad

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"It is great camera"

 

This is a great camera, but still I dont know how to konect it to my compute. Should I have fire wire port on my computer and if so , can I cupture direct from camera without using any specific software?

quality of pictures

nothing is bad

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Panasonic AG-DVX100B Digital Camcorder reviews

 

This is a great camera, but still I dont know how to konect it to my compute. Should I have fire wire port on my computer and if so , can I cupture direct from camera without using any specific software?

quality of pictures

nothing is bad

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"For videographers who know "manual" control"

 

Consider this for people who know what they are doing when behing this powerful camcorder. This will allow you to take full advantage of manual controls over the image and the audio. Overall, a great video camera for the experienced.

Image Control, XLR inputs, CCD size, Professional Features, Large LCD, Clean Zoom, Good For Any Application

May take some time to learn

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Panasonic AG-DVX100B

 

Consider this for people who know what they are doing when behing this powerful camcorder. This will allow you to take full advantage of manual controls over the image and the audio. Overall, a great video camera for the experienced.

Image Control, XLR inputs, CCD size, Professional Features, Large LCD, Clean Zoom, Good For Any Application

May take some time to learn

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"Great Camera, you get more that what you pay for"

 

I have had this camera for over a year and all I can say is it's great. of course you can find HD camcorder such Sony FX-1 with almost same price but this camera is an actual Pro camera.

Cheap price, light, high SD quality, great low light performance

No HD and no 16:9 chip

Product Specifications

Already used for film and TV program production as well as news gathering, Panasonic's DVX100 series has now evolved further with the AG-DVX100B. The AG-DVX100B debuts as the industry's first DV camera-recorder to allow camera-to-camera time-code synchro and user-settable file transfer. This allows the AG-DVX100B to be used for simultaneous multi-camera recording techniques often used in video production. Additionally the new model offers remote focus and iris control for easier operation when mounted on a jib arm or tripod. The Black Sapphire AG-DVX100B offers the acclaimed performance and multiple functions of previous high-end DV camera-recorders models. In addition to superior image quality, high sensitivity, 24P/30P Cinema mode and manual operation, it has the specifications needed for full-fledged professional video production. Panasonic designed the AG-DVX100B to deliver the highest sensitivity and picture quality in its class. At its heart is a 3CCD RGB system comprising three 1/3-inch, 410,000-pixel progressive CCDs developed especially for broadcast and professional applications. The new on-chip lens design achieves high F11 sensitivity, allowing the AG-DVX100B to record in light as dim as below three lux, for example, in nighttime news gathering. Picture quality is outstanding, with a high S/N ratio that means less noise in darker parts of the image and low smear that allows shooting in sunlight or under bright spotlights. The slow shutter function uses image accumulation to enable shutter speeds with frame rates reduced by half or more. You get the ultra-high sensitivity needed for nighttime shooting without illumination, as well as dramatic frame-by-frame or soft focus effects. The AG-DVX100B features an A/D converter that uses the same 12-bit processing as broadcast camera-recorders. Precisely digitizing the gradation and colors captured by the progressive CCD, this A/D converter supports gamma switching and other fine downstream image adjustments - one of the keys to achieving rich image expression. RGB Gamma Processor Provides Rich, Cine-Like Tones Panasonic has greatly expanded the expressive capability of the DV camera by creating unique gamma functions such as Cine-Like gamma curves, which produce images strikingly similar in tone to film images. For each of the RGB signals, the gamma curve settings are processed immediately upstream from the digital signal processing circuit. This helps achieve outstanding image quality. Choose from three shooting modes: 24p (24 fps, progressive) for images with the look and motion of film movies, 30p (30 fps, progressive), or standard 60i (60 fps, interlace). Thanks to its progressive CCD, the AG-DVX100B creates native progressive images with outstanding vertical resolution - unlike images produced using conventional electronic interpolation. With its high mobility and low costs, the AG-DVX100B is the ideal tool for producing indies, shorts, or streaming video. The Leica Dicomar lens featured in the AG-DVX100B incorporates Leica optical technology and know-how. Use of low-dispersion glass reduces color aberration and increases resolution, while a multi-coating process minimizes flare and ghosting. The results are sharp, crisp, beautifully rendered images with delicate nuances and exceptional shading. The lens system features 15 lens elements in 11 groups, including three aspherical lenses. Panasonic's advanced OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) drastically cuts the blurring caused by hand shake. Optical processing with an automatic correction function helps assure consistently clear, sharp images.

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
Widescreen Video Capture: 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 (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DVX100B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic AG

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
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:410Kpix
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

Pro Camcorder Features

Professional:Professional

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
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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