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Panasonic PV-DV702

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Panasonic PV-DV702. 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 are impressed by the design and price. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Views are divided on the size. Many are critical about the battery and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV-DV702 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic PV-DV702 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the design. The portability also gets good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability and size.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic PVDV702 MiniDV Multicam Digital Camcorder w/ 3.5" Color LCD, IR Remote, 8MB SD Memory Card

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Panasonic PV-DV702


A great set of features at a reasonable price, but this MiniDV camcorder won't fit into your pocket.

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Panasonic PV-DV702 MiniDV (0.68MP, 10X Optical, 700X Digital, 3.5 Camcorder Review - PCWorld

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Panasonic PV-DV702 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders


The Panasonic PV-DV702 is Panasonic's lowest end Mega Pixel CCD camcorder. The PV-DV702 has an MSRP of $999.95 and a street price around $900.

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: Emily (

An all-around good camcorder


lightweight, dependable, big/color LCD screen,

difficult to change light settings, won't fit most tripods

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: ninnybear (

Panasonic PV-DV702

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: mariusm (

My first camcorder, and it's a keeper


After having my third child, I caved to the pressure from the grandparents (all of whom live abroad) and got a camcorder. I looked at a variety of JVC, Sony, Canon, Sharp and Panasonic models before settling on this one.

Great features, easy to use

Battery life, power adapter/charger unit

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: dkozin (

Panasonic PV-DV702 MiniDV Digital 1.3-Megapixel Camcorder With 3.5" LCD


1.3-Megapixel CCD resolution, picture quality, features, size, price


Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: dkozin (

Panasonic PV-DV702 Mini DV Camcorder


1.3-Megapixel CCD resolution, picture quality, features, size, price


Product Specifications

Offering high-resolution digital video, high-quality digital still images and PC interoperability, the Panasonic PV-DV702 digital camcorder combines fun and function for beginners and accomplished videographers alike. More than just a camcorder, this model features the built-in PhotoShot digital still camera feature, letting consumers enjoy two ways to capture their memories in a single, compact package: digital video and digital still photos. With more PC-friendly features than ever, this digital camcorder is ready for a variety of multimedia applications and can also easily serve as web camera for home videoconferencing. The Panasonic PV-DV702 features an i.LINK IEEE 1394 PC interface, making it easy to download digital recordings (still images and moving pictures) to computers where they can be edited, included in e-mail messages or used in the creation of web sites. Additionally, this model features a USB port, built-in SD drive, and a SD Memory Card slot. The MPEG-4 video Movie Messenger system lets users easily transfer video clips with audio to a PC to create clip libraries, presentations or to attach to e-mail. The PV-DV702 features PhotoVu Link with a USB port, a SD Memory Card Slot, web camera functionality, and a built-in SD drive. This models also adds the MPEG-4 Movie Messenger system and features a new Zoom Microphone. This clever feature works with the optical zoom function to create a natural correspondence between recorded audio and images. When visually zooming in, the sound will also zero in on the subject. This puts emphasis on the subject and gives any video recording the feeling of realistically capturing the moment. The PV-DV702 includes a 8MB SD Memory Card, and also features Mega Still picture enhancement: an interpolation process that improves the quality of a 640 x 480 still image to approximate that of a mega-pixel image. The PV-DV702 comes with the Panasonic MagicVu IR filter for shooting video and still pictures in total darkness. When activated, MagicVu allows the camcorder to emit an infrared light into dark areas, enabling the camcorder to "see" the object or subject that is being recorded. These models also feature a larger, 3.5" LCD monitor. The PV-DV702 3.5" color LCD features a 1.3 mega-pixel CCD and a manual focus ring plus all of the features above.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):80min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
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

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Mirror / Mix / Monotone / Mosaic / Picture-in-Picture / Sepia / Slim / Stretch / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD