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Panasonic Palmcorder PVL452 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PVL452 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the zoom and memory are generally positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the reliability and portability are mixed. Many are critical about the image quality.

usability, price, size, memory, zoom

image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder PVL452 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PVL452 Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the memory and size are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the image quality. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, memory

image quality

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVL452 VHS-C Mulitcam Camcorder with 2.5" Color LCD & 8MB SD Memory CardPanasonic PVL452 VHS-C Mulitcam Camcorder with 2.5" Color LCD & 8MB SD Memory Card

Jun, 2018

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Whole package is a great setup. Digital camera is VERY COOL!

The screen door is hard to get to click shut.

Oct, 2003

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Broke within 6 months BUT...


My relationship with this camera and it's manufacturer, Panasonic, has been a "love/hate" relationship since about 6 months after buying it. KEEP YOUR RECEIPT! I repeat, keep your receipt. Read on to find out why... I had no decision in buying this ...

Flip-out screen, sound quality, unit size, Panasonic Customer Service

Tape garage door, Panasonic Customer Service (read the review of why Pro & Con)

Nov, 2003

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2 In 1 Video and Digital Camera.


The Panasonic Palmcorder model PV-L452 was a good buy for us at the time. You can't beat the price. I'd consider it a middle of the road palmcorder. Which would you rather have, a digital camera or a camcorder? Why choose? This camcorder can store...

Ease of use, flip out viewing screen, price

Low resolution digital still pictures, bulky.

May, 2003

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Highly recommended for ease of use


I orignally bought a Canon ZR40 and found the instruction manual very complicated, out of sequence, left out essential steps, assumes you understand tons of techinical terms, etc. Canon tech support was very rude during both of my attempts at help...

Price, versatility, ease of use

A little bulky, quality of stills is fair only

Dec, 2002

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Lots of features at an unbeatable price


I got this camcorder for basic home movie use, so I'd say that features and price were the important decision making factors in this purchase. It was definitely quantity over quality.

Great features for the price. Takes digital stills. Good video quality.

Awkward size. Low resolution digital still images.

Jun, 2002

Product Specifications

Panasonic's Palmcorder PV-L452 contains both standard camcorder as well as PhotoShot built-in digital still camera capabilities. MagicPix Images feature lets you record full color still images when you're in extremely low light situations. 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. This camcorder is equipped with a lens capable of 20: 1 optical zoom. This powerful feature acts like a telescope to produce extraordinary close-up shots, superior in clarity to those provided by digital zoom. You can also choose between four zoom speeds, so you can go from a wide angle to full telephoto zoom in 2 to 16 seconds. The included SD Memory Card assures smooth networking with PCs, TVs, and PDAs that are equipped with an SD slot. 16: 9 Wide Screen Mode provides recording video in the same 16: 9 aspect ratio as a movie screen, giving your videos a dramatic, cinematic effect during playback. Color Digital Filter gives you the same duo-tone effect of a color filter without having to attach one to the lens. It lets you add a sepia, red, yellow, blue or green tone to the overall picture.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.7
Max Focal Length:76mm
Min Focal Length:3.8mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

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 / Mosaic fader / Random / Sharp / Soft / Stripe / Stripe fader / White fader
Digital Zoom:750
Media Type:VHS-C
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Color / Sepia / Still / Strobe / Wide
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:CRT