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Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV851

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV851. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and reliability. The image quality and size are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the price.

size, image quality, reliability, battery


On average, users rate this product 65/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV851 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 Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The battery is also appreciated.

size, battery, image quality

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVDV851 MiniDV Digital Palmcorder with Built-in Digital Still ModePanasonic PVDV851 MiniDV Digital Palmcorder with Built-in Digital Still Mode

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Panasonic PV-DV851 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders


The Panasonic PV-DV851 is another one of Panasonic's MiniDV camcorders that seems to be designed for an ambiguous audience. It doesn't have the manual features and tools needed by a professional, but it is a little pricey (with an MSRP of $1599.95) for...

Feb, 2002

Product Specifications

Panasonic offers a complete line of Palmcorders to suit many different needs and applications. From VHS-C format camcorders to the latest in Mini DV digital technology Panasonic's Palmcorders incorporate features designed to be both sophisticated yet simple to use. Whether you want to capture your baby's first steps or create full-motion multimedia presentations, Panasonic has designed a Palmcorder with both your needs and budget in mind. PV-DV851 features 10x Hi-Definition Zoom / 100x Digital Zoom that allows for amazing close-up shots, so you'll always be close to the action. The Mega Pixel CCD enables your camcorder to capture images with amazing detail, producing an incredibly high-resolution picture. Digital Electronic Image Stabilization helps to stabilize your recordings during recording. Color Viewfinder is comfortable to use and it also helps save battery power when used during recording and playback. PhotoShot Built-in Digital Still Camera allows you to use your digital camcorder as a digital still camera. And 3-Way PC Link gives you three convenient ways to transfer still images to your computer.

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

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder

Lens System

Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
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:100
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Gain-up / Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Sepia / Slim / Stretch / Strobe / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD