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Panasonic PV DV 401

Panasonic PV DV 401
alaScore 70

33 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Panasonic PV DV 401. 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. Reviewers really like the viewfinder and durability. The zoom and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the image quality and usability.

size, portability, zoom, durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV DV 401 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV DV 401

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Panasonic PV DV 401 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the viewfinder and durability are on the whole positive. The zoom and portability also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the image quality and usability are mixed.

size, portability, zoom, durability, viewfinder

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVDV401 MiniDV Digital Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still ModePanasonic PVDV401 MiniDV Digital Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still Mode

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-DV401 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

The PV-DV401 is an updated version of the PV-DV400 model. It is one of the middle-range Panasonic MiniDV camcorders, and like its lower-range fellows (the PV-DV100, PV-DV101, PV-DV200, and PV-DV201) has some basic tools for beginners, while lacking a...

Feb, 2002

Consumer review by: francis53e (epinions.com)

PV-DV401 software needs updating

 

I bought my camera at Sam's Club for $599 in August 2002... seemingly a good price. The camera, so far, has been up to my expectations. It's easy to use, and has some real nice features compared to my 9 year old Hitachi. The included battery doesnt...

overall a good camera for the

software incompatible with windows xp

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: bonehead22 (epinions.com)

The Bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

What A great camera!I've used many many video cameras,and this is the most top quality camera I've ever used.The piucture clarity is supreme.The sound quality is even better.I really mean this the sound quality is out of this world.Ive taped concerts...

Great Pictures,Great Sound capture,Great Mini DV Camera

The menu is not very accessable while taping

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: whitesf (epinions.com)

An awesome camera, considering the price

 

3" LCD, Color Viewfinder, USB connectivity, 0-lux IR mode, size, weight, durability

Zoom noise in quiet scenes, wide angle not wide enough, no remote

Jul, 2001

Consumer review by: dkozin (epinions.com)

Panasonic PV-DV401 MiniDV Digital Camcorder / Still Camera With USB Interface

 

Lightweight, picture quality, USB, features, free second 8Mb MMC by mail

Remote is optional, could be cheaper

Jun, 2001

Consumer review by: dkozin (epinions.com)

Panasonic PV-DV401 Mini DV Camcorder

 

Remote is optional, could be cheaper

Product Specifications

The PV-DV401 delivers high-resolution digital video that is so sharp, it must be seen to be believed. But that is just the beginning. It also features an 20X optical zoom lens, digital effects, i.LINK and USB interfaces, 3-inch color LCD monitor and color viewfinder, removable MultiMedia card, and a MagicVU, or IR filter that allows recording in near total darkness. Mini DV is the revolutionary digital video format that takes home video recording to new, previously unimaginable levels.