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Panasonic NV-DS38

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Panasonic NV-DS38. 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. People are impressed by the durability and price. The portability and design also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the battery, and there are some mixed comments about the usability.

image quality, design, portability, price, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-DS38 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic NV-DS38 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the portability and design. The image quality and usability also get good feedback.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV DS38 Mini DV CamcorderPowerPlanet CGR-D08S, CGR-D120 Compatible Camcorder Battery for PANASONIC NV-DS27, NV-DS28, NV-DS29, NV-DS30, NV-DS33, NV-DS35, NV-DS37, NV-DS38, NV-

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: frank442441 (

oanasonic NV-DS38 CAMCORDER


Picture quality fantastic, very user friendly.

the price

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: Sally-Hull (

Panasonic NV-DS38: Does Its Job Well


My old video camera before it was stolen by pikeys. This machine excelled at everything. Picture quality is loads better than my new Sony. Also the IR night vision works better too. Had this for about 4 years with no problems at all. Battery life with...

Build quality and picture quality

battery life

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

What a performance


When I bought this Panasonic NV DS38 Mini DV camcorder, I didn't realise how good a piece of kit it actually is, but then it ...

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: crustacean (



better than Sony for the price - Advantages: light, compact but not too fiddly-small, x15 optical zoom, manual features, SD card. IN?OUT as standard, stills-shot card, battery and tape replace without taking off tripod - Disadvantages: P/sonic may have...

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

A brilliant piece of kit


...The Panasonic NV DS38 Mini DV features list lacks nothing and yet the camera is simple to operate, mentally and physically. Man...

Oct, 2002

Product Specifications

Battery-Biz is a leading manufacturer and distributor of batteries, adapters and chargers and the industry's source for Hi-Capacity(TM) brand power products. Hi-Capacity(TM) products are made using the finest components available and carry a one year warranty against defects in material and workmanship. Hi-Capacity(TM) products are guaranteed to meet or exceed original specifications.


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3