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Panasonic PV-DV702

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and size. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the battery.

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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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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV-DV702

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic PV-DV702 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

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Panasonic PV-DV702

 

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

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

 
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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.

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An all-around good camcorder

 

lightweight, dependable, big/color LCD screen,

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

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Panasonic PV-DV702

 

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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

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

 

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

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Panasonic PV-DV702 Mini DV Camcorder

 

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

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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
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.4in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:2.9in

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

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:PV-DV702
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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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