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Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DC252

Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DC252
alaScore 76

32 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DC252. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and price. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the image quality.

usability, portability, size, price, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DC252 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Charles Fulton (

Mini DV Camcorder Review: Panasonic PV-DC252 Palmcorder


Panasonic's new PV-DC252 Mini DV camcorder is easily one of the smallest cams we've seen in any format. Don't let its small stature fool you - it has a full compliment of manual controls and creature comforts to satisfy most any videographer. It's...

Solid-feeling mechanism ; Easy control of exposure and shutter speed

No analog video input

During our timing tests on the test bench, we got a pleasant surprise: the Power-up to Record numbers are very fast, coming in at well under two seconds. This is due to a feature on the camera called "Quick Start" which leaves the tape in the tape...

Dec, 2002

Expert review by : Diana Weynand (

Panasonic PV-DC252


Solid-feeling mechanism, Easy control of exposure and shutter speed

No analog video input

Dec, 2002

Consumer review (

Best Camcorder you can **** on


Are you kidding.. No way

excellant, cost effective, brilliant video quality

Jul, 2003

Consumer review (

so-so stills


great video in right light

stills are poor / grainy

Nov, 2002

Consumer review (

Best I found on the market for what I wanted to do.


Great compack camera and extremely consumer freindly

Can't transfere old format!!!!!

Nov, 2002

Consumer review (

excellent choice


lightweight, very easy to use

none yet

Aug, 2002

Consumer review (

Panasonic PV-DC252

May, 2003

Product Specifications

Panasonic's PV-DC252 Ultra-Compact Digital Palmcorder MultiCam is a pocket-sized, SD-compatible camcorder that captures the same high-quality digital video as conventional sized camcorders. Its super-small dimensions make the PV-DC252 so portable that you can bring it almost anywhere. This easy-to-use camcorder has a lot of convenient features such as a wired remote control, Zoom Mic, color LCD and Progressive PhotoShot Mode that helps to eliminate fuzziness by digitally capturing the image data of a singular moment, and temporarily storing it in two field memories. The two images are then combined to produce a better quality picture. This camcorder can also be used as high-quality digital still camera.