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Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV52. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the color.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV52

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV52 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the price and image quality are overall positive. The battery and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the design.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-MDH1 Professional CamcorderPanasonic HDC-MDH1 Professional Camcorder

Dec, 2017

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV52

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV52 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the color.

usability, price, portability, image quality, durability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVDV52 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/ 2.5" Color LCDPanasonic PVDV52 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/ 2.5" Color LCD

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-DV52 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Panasonic PV-DV52 is Panasonic's low end MiniDV camcorder, with limited still support. The camcorder has a MSRP of $599.95 and a street price around $500.

Jun, 2002

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Panasonic PV DV52

 

Panasonic PVDV52 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/ 2.5" Color LCD.

Although its 10x optical zoom is lower than other camcorders, it still provides a close-up image for average recording, and a hefty 700x digital zoom capability as well. The image stabilization feature of the PV-DV52 worked well, keeping our frame...

Consumer review by: Ruth C. (newegg.com)

Very happy camper

 

Got this for my daughter so she can take videos of my grandsons and she has done a lot now if she would just get them all onto DVD and give me copies of them after all I gave her a 50 pack of 4.7GB and a 25 pack of 8.5GB blank discs as well as a 75...

none that she can find

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Smiley1956 (newegg.com)

Very happy camper

 

Got this for my daughter so she can take videos of my grandsons and she has done a lot now if she would just get them all onto DVD and give me copies of them after all I gave her a 50 pack of 4.7GB and a 25 pack of 8.5GB blank discs as well as a 75...

none that she can find

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: John P. (newegg.com)

Very happy camper

 

Got this for my daughter so she can take videos of my grandsons and she has done a lot now if she would just get them all onto DVD and give me copies of them after all I gave her a 50 pack of 4.7GB and a 25 pack of 8.5GB blank discs as well as a 75...

none that she can find

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: j-Rod (newegg.com)

Great Deal

 

DO your research! i did days of research on cameras before i decided on this one. I knew of the cameras short comings before i bought it. However most of the video examples online were shot by joe somebody and dont really show off what the camera is...

Cheap! Great features that are normally found on much more expensive cameras. the Image stabilization is amazing! lightweight and easy to use. very versatile. built in sound recording is pretty good

picture quality, while the resolution of the video is 1920 x 1080 the image is actually up-converted to meet that. this is especially noticeable when zoomed in near 50X. The battery life is pretty weak when recording. The manual controls are very...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Ronnie d (newegg.com)

Excellent Product

 

Works perfectly.I had no problems with it at all

No Con's

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Horrible

 

Lightweight and small

Picture quality is not great. My pocket camera takes movies that are just as good. The quality of the still pictures is terrible

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Tyler h. (newegg.com)

Horrible

 

Lightweight and small

Picture quality is not great. My pocket camera takes movies that are just as good. The quality of the still pictures is terrible.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: NYCGirl (newegg.com)

Awesome Camera For The Price

 

This camera is very easy to use for those who don't wanna bother, yet gives you a lot of manual control to those who like that. The included battery films for about 2 hours if you don't zoom in and out too much or stop and restart recordings. It would...

Very high optical zoom ; Cheap (got this on holiday sale for $200), cheaper than my camera, lol ; The image quality is decent ; Seems to filter out wind noises relatively well

The battery has a firmware in it, and you cannot just use any spare battery ; For those who care, this is not "TRUE HD" in that the true HD should have about 2.1 megapixels (1920x1080 pixels) in the image sensor. This one has only a half of that....

Jan, 2013

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-DV52 features a high-quality 680K CCD and 2.5" color LCD monitor. The PV-DV52 can record still pictures on DV tape. It includes PhotoVu Link with an RS-232 serial connection.

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP4
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Movie
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230400

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-DV52
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 5.8
Total megapixels:1.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length range (f-f):0.0937 - 3.19
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:36mm
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):47.5
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.28
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:34
Type:Zoom lens

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto

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

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4
Cable type:USB 2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.03 x 4.43 x 2.34
Interface:USB 2.0, HDMI
Internal memory:16
USB 2.0 connectors:1
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, AV, USB

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MP4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.41
Height:2.34
Weight:6.46
Width:2.03

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy