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Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV102

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV102. 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. People really like the color and size. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability and battery.

price, usability, portability, size, color

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV102 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV102

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV102 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and color. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, portability, color, size

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVDV102 MiniDV Multicam Digital Camcorder w/ 2.5" Color LCD and SD DrivePanasonic PVDV102 MiniDV Multicam Digital Camcorder w/ 2.5" Color LCD and SD Drive

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-DV102 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Panasonic PV-DV102 is Panasonic's second to lowest MiniDV camcorder. The PV-DV102's major upgrade over the lower PV-DV52 is much improved still support. The camcorder provides excellent still performance and features for it's price range. The...

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: hobbiest (shopzilla.com)

quality

 

ease of use

seems to be very delicate peace of equipment

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: ianc4262 (epinions.com)

Excellent entry level DV Cam

 

Other reviewers have given more technical details so I'll tend to gloss over there. The camera has 10x optical zoom which is a bit weak but about standard for most DV cams. The digital zoom goes to 700x but that is just showboating and has not real...

Good image quality, compact size, built in light.

SD card not standard. Poor still images

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: vidcameras4me (epinions.com)

Great Camera Overall in my Opinion

 

I just bought the Panasonic PV-DV 102 about a week ago at Circuit City, and I mostly like it. I still have not figured out all the many functions it has to offer, but I can tell you about most of them.

High quality video, good "on camera" effects, USB and Fire Wire (i link) capabilities.

Short battery life, low quality photos, no mic. input

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: dohagan (epinions.com)

It works well as a video camera, but don't take photos with it

 

I read a load of reviews and tested out a number of Camcorders in electronics shops before deciding on the DV102 and I must say that I have not been disappointed with it.

Price, features, video quality.

battery/mains design.

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: kp_online (epinions.com)

Panasonic PV-DV102 Digital Palmcorder MultiCam Camcorder

 

I purchased PV-DV102 for $599 at local electronics store. It is good for recording video and playing it directly on TV. The audio recording is also good and clear.

Uses Mini-DV, and has digital recording feature

Not good if you want to transfer video to PC.

May, 2002

Consumer review by: jasonjoel (epinions.com)

Good entry level DV Camcorder

 

After using this camcorder for over about two months, I can say overall I like it.

Good movie quality, easy to use, ability to take still photos directly to SD/MMC card

Average/Poor still photo quality, only 10X zoom, short battery life with included battery

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: DigiReview (pcphotoreview.com)

Panasonic PV-DV102

 
Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: dkozin (epinions.com)

Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV102 Mini DV Camcorder

 

Price, size, features, picture quality in video mode, USB connection, FireWire, "SD drive"

Still pictures have low resolution, only 10x zoom, no remote included

Product Specifications

Offering high-resolution digital video, high-quality digital still images and PC interoperability, the new Panasonic Palmcorder MultiCam digital camcorders combine fun and function for beginners and accomplished videographers alike. More than just a camcorder, every new model features the built-in PhotoShot digital still camera feature, letting consumers enjoy two ways to capture their memories in a single, compact package: digital video and digital still photos. With more PC-friendly features than ever, the new digital camcorders are ready for a variety of multimedia applications, and can also easily serve as web cameras for home videoconferencing. All models feature an i.LINK IEEE 1394 PC interface, making it easy to download digital recordings (still images and moving pictures) to computers where they can be edited, included in e-mail messages or used in the creation of web sites. The PV-DV102 features PhotoVu Link with a USB port, an SD Memory Card Slot, web camera functionality, and a built-in SD drive. This model also boasts the MPEG-4 Movie Messenger system and new Zoom Microphone. This clever feature works with the optical zoom function to create a natural correspondence between recorded audio and images. When visually zooming in, the sound will also zero in on the subject. This puts emphasis on the subject and gives any video recording the feeling of realistically capturing the moment.

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.3in
Height:2.9in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:3.5in

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:Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:PV-DV102
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Picture-in-Picture / Sepia / Slim / Stretch / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD