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Panasonic NV-DS60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Panasonic NV-DS60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the portability and color are overall positive. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the durability, while the image quality and battery get negative opinions.

usability, price, zoom, color, portability

battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-DS60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Panasonic NV-DS60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the image quality and durability.

usability, portability, price, size

durability, image quality

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic NV-DS60B Camcorder Dv 10xzoom 2.5"Lcd

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: nevillestyke (

Not Modern Enough For Windows7?


Great little camcorder which fits in the palm of your hand. Lots of useful features including built-in video light. Although it plays back recorded video from other Panasonic camcorders in great quality, it seems to struggle with tapes recorded on...

Small, portable, good quality video and sound recording

A bit outdated

Nov, 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.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Zoom:500
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Solarization / Strobe / Trail / Wipe


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic