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Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV202

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV202. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the design and battery are generally positive. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the zoom and price. There are some mixed views about the image quality.

portability, usability, durability, battery, design

price, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV202 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV202 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the zoom and battery are overall positive. The design and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the price and image quality.

usability, portability, design, battery, zoom

image quality, price

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVDV202 MiniDV Multicam Digital Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD, IR Remote & 8MB SD Memory CardPanasonic PVDV202 MiniDV Multicam Digital Camcorder w/ 2.5" LCD, IR Remote & 8MB SD Memory Card

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Panasonic PV-DV202 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders


The Panasonic PV-DV202 is a Panasonic MiniDV camcorder. The PV-DV202's is effectively the PV-DV102 except it includes an SD card, remote and video editing software. The PV-DV202 has an MSRP of $799.95 and a street price around $700.

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: ross (

Not worthy


If there is no service problem - All are pros

If you have service problem - It sucks

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: M. Stearns (

Panasonic PV-DV202, A Great Buy


Price. Lots of features. Ability to take photos is great!


Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Good compact video camera


Compact, lightweight and easy to use.

Zoom tends to make the picture wobble.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Panasonic Palmcorder PV- DV 202


Compact, clear screen, very light, good for outdoor use

Nothing comes to mind, very good product

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: Tracy (

Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV202


Extreamly easy to use with out reading the book.

Average image stablization

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Panasonic Digital Palmcorder


Small, Light weight, lots of features

directions aren't easy to understand- more trial by error

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: (

Good Camera For The Money


Good quality pictures and fairly easy to use

Short battery life and zoom-in is jittery

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: Skip Gundlach (

The Little Box that Could


fast shutter, frame capture from video, compact

slow (20 second) frame capture, difficulty/ EIS+moving focus

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: (

Great buy!


Great investment!

There is nothing bad to say about this product

Dec, 2002

Product Specifications

Panasonic PV-DV202 3-in-1 Palmcorder MultiCam camcorder features digital camcorder, digital still camera and teleconferencing Web camera capabilities, all in one easy-to-use camcorder. MagicPix Images feature lets you shoot full color video and stills when you're in extremely low light situations. Progressive PhotoShot Mode 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. Mega Still Pictures feature delivers sharp, one million pixel still images. With the i.LINK, you can easily connect your camcorder to your PC through the IEEE 1394 interface. It also lets you link to another camcorder to duplicate your footage without any loss in picture quality. Card Link lets you use an SD memory card to save and transfer motion and still images to your PC. Dual Digital Electronic Image Stabilization (D-EIS) feature compensates for unintentional hand and camcorder movement when recording. You can also use it in playback mode to help reduce jitter in previously recorded video. MPEG4 Movie Messenger System allows you to transfer video clips from your digital Palmcorder camcorder to your PC (via the USB port or IEEE 1394 interface) and then attach them to an e-mail.

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


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


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


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD