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Panasonic PV-DV203 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Panasonic PV-DV203 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the battery and reliability.

usability, image quality, portability, price, design

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV-DV203 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Panasonic PV-DV203 Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and design. The portability and image quality also get good comments. Views are divided on the price, while many are negative about the reliability.

usability, image quality, portability, design, size


49% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVDV203 MiniDV Compact Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and 8MB SD cardPanasonic PVDV203 MiniDV Compact Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and 8MB SD card

Aug, 2018

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Panasonic PV-DV203 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders


The $600 Panasonic PV-DV203 is a very solid camcorder. The video performance is good, not great, but the low light performance is certainly where it should be for a camcorder in this price range. The PV-DV203 also brings good still performance to the...

Jun, 2004

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Review: Panasonic PV-DV203 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

Jun, 2004

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great camcorder with a great price tag


The PV-DV203 comes equipped to transform from a digital camera, to a camcorder and even to a webcam. There are also many special effects and other extras that can keep a user busy for hours, but that would be too many to list, so I'll just review the ...

fun and easy to use, good home videos, easy to edit

battery has to be empty to charge, bad snapshot and webcam quality

Dec, 2003

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Panasonic DV-203


No point in restating what's been said in the numerous reviews out there - do a webserch and look in and for other views on the pros and cons Researched dv camcorders for a few weeks before settling on this one - when all w...

Good value - manual options for low light - color viewfinder - nearly pocket sized

Standard battery doesn't last long - "Magic Pix" leaves much to be desired

Oct, 2003

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If I Can't Have a Professional Camcorder, This Is the Next Best Thing


My old camera was a Digital 8—I loved it and it took great pictures, but it was older and didn't hav ...

Fabulous pictures, outstanding zoom, easy to use


Aug, 2003

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Aug, 2003

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Panasonic PV-DV203

Apr, 2003

Product Specifications

Palmcorder PV-DV203 is a 3 in 1 camcorder that features the benefits of a digital camcorder, digital still camera and web cam camera. The PV-DV203 is fully PC compatible, with i.LINK IEEE 13941 and USB computer interfaces. This enables video and still images to be easily downloaded to a desktop or laptop computer, where they can be saved, edited, digitally manipulated or added to a Web site or e-mailed. It also incorporates a removable SD Memory card for quick and secure storage and transference of digital still images. Using the MPEG-4 Movie Messenger system, video captured by the PV-DV203 can also be downloaded and emailed to friends and family.The PV-DV203 can also serve as a Web camera for video conferencing with friends and relatives, or even for simple Internet-based surveillance when you're away from home. As a digital still camera the PV-DV203 can also record still pictures with exceptional clarity. Panasonic's Progressive PhotoShot captures image data and temporarily stores it in two separate field memories. The images in the two memories are then combined with no time lag, resulting in pictures with 1.5 times the resolution of standard-recorded stills.In addition to this wealth of features, the PV-DV203 also features a color viewfinder, Dual Digital Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) that compensates for camcorder jitter, both during recording and playback of previously recorded video, and a digital LED light for low power consumption and safety.