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Panasonic PV-DV402 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Panasonic PV-DV402 Mini DV Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the price and portability are generally positive. The zoom and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the memory.

usability, image quality, zoom, portability, price

memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV-DV402 Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV-DV402 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Panasonic PV-DV402 Mini DV Digital Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The zoom and image quality also get good views. Comments are divided on the price, while many are less positive about the memory.

usability, image quality, zoom, portability, battery

memory

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVDV402 MiniDV Multicam Digital Camcorder w/ 3.5" LCD, IR Remote & 8MB SD Memory CardPanasonic PVDV402 MiniDV Multicam Digital Camcorder w/ 3.5" LCD, IR Remote & 8MB SD Memory Card

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-DV402 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Panasonic PV-DV402 is a MiniDV camcorder. The PV-DV402's is effectively the PV-DV202 except it has a 3.5 in. LCD screen. The PV-DV202 has an MSRP of $899.95 and a street price around $800.

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: bfs999 (epinions.com)

First Camcorder

 

This unit is the first camcorder that I have ever purchased so not much to compare against, but as a rookie, this palmcorder is easy to use and seems to be of the highest quality. Lots of features for the money. The advanced features will take some...

Size, ease of use, built-in light, 3.5" screen.

Battery life but I think that is common.

May, 2003

Consumer review by: panzor5 (epinions.com)

DV402 best value for your dollar

 

This is a Mini DV digital camcorder that provides the best of all possibilities when looking for a new camcorder it has a 1 CCD system but with 680K pixels provides you with a very crisp clear sharp picture and an 10x Optical Zoom that really works...

Lightweight, 3.5" lcd, audio/video in and out, infrared, zoom mic

lots to learn

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: jag2112 (epinions.com)

Panasonic PV DV402 Digital Palmcorder - Continuing the Tradition of Excellence

 

If you've read some of my earlier reviews, you know that I'm a pretty big fan of Panasonic digital camcorders. Their initial PV-DV line were quality built, packed with features, intuitively designed, and offered all of this, and more, at a reasonable...

Feature packed. Nice zoom capabilities. Web-camera ready. Affordable.

Use of the on-board light drains battery rather quickly.

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: dkozin (epinions.com)

Panasonic PV-DV402 Digital Camcorder With 1280x960 Digital Still Capability And A 3.5" LCD

 

Picture quality, price, features, large 3.5" LCD, USB, MMC, remote finally included

10x optical zoom

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: dkozin (epinions.com)

Panasonic PV-DV402 Mini DV Camcorder

 

Picture quality, price, features, large 3.5" LCD, USB, MMC, remote finally included

10x optical zoom

Product Specifications

Panasonic PV-DV402 3-in-1 Palmcorder MultiCam camcorder features digital camcorder, digital still camera and teleconferencing Web camera capabilities, all in one easy-to-use camcorder. The PV-DV402 uses infrared technology to record video in total darkness with remarkable detail. Subjects can be recorded up to 10 feet away, and in your choice of black and white, blue or green imaging. MagicPix Images feature lets you shoot full color video and stills when you're in extremely low light situations. Progressive PhotoShot Mode helps to eliminate fuzziness by digitally capturing the image data of a singular moment, and temporarily storing it in two field memories. The two images are then combined to produce a better quality picture. Mega Still Pictures feature delivers sharp, one million pixel still images.With the i.LINK, you can easily connect your camcorder to your PC through the IEEE 1394 interface. It also lets you link to another camcorder to duplicate your footage without any loss in picture quality. Card Link lets you use an SD memory card to save and transfer motion and still images to your PC. 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. MPEG4 Movie Messenger System allows you to transfer video clips from your digital Palmcorder camcorder to your PC (via the USB port or IEEE 1394 interface) and then attach them to an e-mail.