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Panasonic DVD Palmcorder VDR-D220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Panasonic DVD Palmcorder VDR-D220. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and image quality. The size and zoom also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

usability, zoom, size, image quality, color


On average, users rate this product 84/100.

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memories in the making


Recommend this item!!! Purchase was made as a Christmas gift for my husband. He was hinting at getting a new camcorder since our last purchase was years ago. Your information on this item made the choice very informative and did evrything that was...

Feb, 2008

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Great camera


I am very happy with this purchase. This is so easy to use and convienant to not have to worry about tapes. I just send the disc off to relatives and they just watch on the DVD player how convienant.

Jan, 2008

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A great buy


When I bought this camcorder, I was just getting something to get live shots of my wife's mother, and her elderly friends. After using this camcorder I found it is so easy to use that I handed it to my 92 year old mother-in-law to use for herself. You...

Dec, 2007

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Great video-poor tsfr to computers


Purchased camcorder to download video to my laptop (purch @ ShopNBC). Video driver is Windows XP and not Vista compatible. Have tried & tried to make this work. A bundle like this should come with the software which allows you to edit video & make...

Nov, 2007

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Panasonic VDR-D220


Small neat easy to carry around. easy to use and the performance is good.

The "joystick" is a little difficut to use, but it does get easier as I get more used to it. The optics could be improved, whilst good, certainly not excellent. I think it uses rather a lot of battery power, I purchased a larger capacity battery to...

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

When it comes to shooting videos, simpler is better. Panasonic DVD Palmcorders make it exceptionally easy to capture your precious memories directly onto several DVD formats (DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R/DL). The camera automatically finds a blank section on the disc for recording so there's no need to rewind or fast-forward, and an index screen makes it easy to search for a particular scene. When you finish shooting, just take the disc out of the camcorder and slip it right into your DVD player or recorder for immediate playback - there's no need to connect any cables. Imagine taking video shots on a moving boat and then viewing them on a large-screen TV. They're likely to appear blurry from the boat's movement and from your unsteady hands. Panasonic solves this problem with O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which minimizes handshake in situations where it is most often a problem, such as with zoom shots - or on a moving boat. The system is optical, so there is no quality loss, and images look clear and beautiful on a big-screen TV. You'll rarely need to move in to get a close shot with this camcorder. You can fill the screen with even a distant subject, thanks to a powerful 32x zoom. And because it's optical, there's no loss of clarity or quality. Whether you zoom in or pull back, images always retain their natural beauty.


Audio system:Dolby Digital

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


Color of product:Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DVD Palmcorder

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Filter size:1.46
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 2.9
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.7
Max Focal Length:73.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:32
Optical Zoom:32
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.46Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:460Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

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

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:USB Driver\nVideo Stream Driver\nMotionDV STUDIO 5.3E LE for DV

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:1000
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes