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Panasonic Palmcorder PVDC352 DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PVDC352 DV Camcorder. 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. Views about the durability and portability are generally positive. The color and image quality also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the battery, while there are some mixed comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder PVDC352 DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PVDC352 DV Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the color and price. The image quality and usability also get good views.

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVDC352 MiniDV Ultra Compact Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, SD Slot, MPEG4 & Digital Still CapabilityPanasonic PVDC352 MiniDV Ultra Compact Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, SD Slot, MPEG4 & Digital Still Capability

Sep, 2018

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Panasonic PV-DC352


If you like the compactness of vertical cams but prefer the more traditional horizontal orientation, the Panasonic PV-DC352 might be just the ticket. At 1.2 pounds, this camcorder is stuffed with useful features. The Quick Start button fires up the...

Nov, 2002

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Great camcorder


Full featured, including megapixel digital camera, video i/o

Magic pix low light shooting

Dec, 2002

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Best Camcorder


Very lightweight and great resolution as good as a 3 chip

LCD Screen not great in light

Oct, 2002

Consumer review (

Wonderful, compact, versatile camcorder.


Great image clarity color, easy manual controls, solid feel

Date only on or off, LCD not good in sun, battery gauge

Oct, 2002

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Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DC352 Mini DV Camcorder With 1.3-Megapixel CCD


Excellent picture quality, compact, high resolution, features, solidly built


Dec, 2002

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Great Images and Features


First, the things I don't like about the Panasonic PV-DC352 (context: I spent the past four years using a Sony TRV65 Hi8 Camcorder): Most annoying to me is that the date is either on or off, unlike the Sony, where you could display the date for ten...

Image clarity, color, good fit in hand, solid feel, access to manual white balance

Date won't automatically display for 10 seconds, LCD hard to see outside.

Oct, 2002

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Panasonic PV-DC352 Mini DV Camcorder


Excellent picture quality, compact, high resolution, features, solidly built


Product Specifications

The ultra-compact digital Palmcorder PV-DC352 is pocket-sized, SD-compatible and captures the same high-quality digital video as conventional sized camcorders. Its super-small dimensions (3.66 x 2.79 x 5.47) make this camcorder so portable that you can bring it almost anywhere. The PV-DC352 features high-quality lens developed by world-renowned lens maker Leica, which captures crisp detail and true-to-life color. The lens features a 1.3 mega-pixel CCD (charged coupled device) which converts optical data into digital information, letting you capture crisp, clear images in high resolution. This camcorder can also be used as a high-quality digital still camera. The PV-DC352 comes with an SD Memory Card, a versatile, high-capacity memory card, which assures smooth networking with PCs, TVs, and PDAs that are equipped with an SD slot. Shoot full color video and stills when you're in low light situations. The digital electronic image stabilizer compensates for unintentional hand and camcorder movement when recording. 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. Cinema Mode records video in the same 16: 9 aspect ratio as a movie screen, giving your videos a dramatic, cinematic effect during playback. Videos are recorded in high-quality, high compression MPEG4 format, making it simple to transfer them from your SD Memory Card to a PC to save, edit, email, or post on the Internet. The PV-DC352 lets you record conversations or personal messages with the built-in, microphone, and then save them to an SD Memory Card. Zoom Mic works the same way as video zoom, to get matching audio from subjects at a distance. A color LCD lets you view your subject in full color during shooting and playback through a large, 2.5" LCD screen. The ultra-compact camcorder can also record on Mini DV tapes to deliver crisp digital images, long recording time, and PC editing capabilities. It comes provided with a wired and an IR remote control.

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:Pop-up flash

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 / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:35.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.55mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.3Mpix
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

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Mirror / Mix / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative / Positive / Sepia / Solarization / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD