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Panasonic Palmcorder PVDV901 DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PVDV901 DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery. The design is also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the control panel and usability.

image quality, design, battery

usability, control panel

On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PVDV901 DV Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the design and image quality are generally positive, but many are critical about the control panel and usability.

image quality, design

usability, control panel

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-DV901 Digital PalmcorderPanasonic PV-DV901 Digital PalmcorderPanasonic PV-DV901 Digital Palmcorder

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Panasonic PV-DV901 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders


With a MSRP of $1799.95, the Panasonic PV-DV901 MiniDV camcorder is probably not a camera you'd purchase without some serious consideration. And a good thing too: while it has lots of extra features, it is missing some serious characteristics of a...

Feb, 2002

Consumer review by: George K (

I will not recommend it.


lots of features, easy to use, good battery life.

Very bad for night shooting.

Jan, 2003

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-DV901 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 with PCM Stereo you can add new audio while maintaining existing audio.

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:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
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:16MB


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

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