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Panasonic PV DV 101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Panasonic PV DV 101. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the color and usability are overall positive. The zoom and price also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the battery and image quality.

price, zoom, usability, color

image quality, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV DV 101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic PV DV 101 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on The price and image quality get critical reviews.

image quality, price

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-DV101 Digital CamcorderPanasonic PV-DV101 Digital CamcorderPanasonic PV-DV101 Digital Camcorder

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: clbrunson (

Bet you can't find a cheaper DV camera with a firewire port and better ccd!


I needed to buy a video camera fairly badly and fairly quickly, but I still did my homework before buying this one. I decided to do away with the old VHS style and go with something much smaller. Also, I loved the bigger color LCD screens that the...

CHEAP! Firewire port, takes still photos, optional remote, SHARP videos!

Horrible in lowlight conditions, very poor battery life

Jul, 2001

Consumer review by: dkozin (

Panasonic PV-DV101 MiniDV Digital Camcorder


Great picture quality, features, price

The remote control is optional

Apr, 2001

Consumer review by: shnoopz (

A Great Camcorder for a Great Price


Price, ease of use, video quality, zoom, ability to transfer still pictures, and lcd screen.

Low light functionality

Consumer review by: dkozin (

Panasonic PV-DV101 Mini DV Camcorder


Great picture quality, features, price

The remote control is optional

Product Specifications

The ultimate in home video recording, this unit will deliver better resolution than many live broadcasts. It records CD quality audio all on a miniature cassette tape. It is a digital Palmcorder that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The high definition zoom acts like a telescope, with extraordinary clarity. The optional fluid head tripod holds it to pan smoothly, and the different zoom speeds are a brilliant asset. It's an impressive value with a user-friendly design.IEEE 1394 PC Interface provides a connection to compatible digital camcorders for high quality dubbing at home, or to compatible personal computers for advanced editing and viewing, 18x Hi-Definition Zoom acts like a telescope to produce close-up shots with extraordinary clarity and 300x Digital Zoom provides an incredibly close shot through the use of digital technology. 2.5" Color LCD Monitor displays what you're recording or playing back in full vivid color, PhotoShot Built-in Digital Still Camera can record about 750 still images on one 60-minute tape in LP mode while 5-Mode Program AE (Auto Exposure) prepares camcorder for various recording conditions with 5 automatic exposure settings. Digital Electronic Image Stabilization compensates for unintentional hand and camcorder movement to help stabilize your recordings. Index Search marks the beginning of each recorded program on a videotape and lets you access each program with a simple touch of the remote control.