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Panasonic PV L 551

alaAverage 3.4

5 reviews

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Panasonic PV L 551. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and image quality are overall positive. The usability and price also get good reviews.

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On average, users rate this product 67/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic PV L 551 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the battery and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated.

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This summary is based on the product: Panasonic PV-L551 VHS-C Camcorder

Nov, 2015

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Panasonic PV-L551

Apr, 2003

Product Specifications

Panasonic Palmcorder Camcorders are easier than ever to operate. Every one comes with a VHS PlayPak, so you can play your home videos in any of the 90 million VCRs nationwide. Select models are equipped with a 4" color LCD monitor, which rotates 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles while you record. With these great features and so many more, you'll love the freedom you get with the Palmcorder Camcorders. The Color Viewfinder (114, 000 pixels) on this camera is not only comfortable to use but it also saves on battery power when used during recording and playback VHS Compatibility allows it's tapes to play in your VCR, 20x Hi-Definition Zoom / 150x Digital Zoom for extraordinary close-up shots, so you are always close to the action. Digital Electronic Image Stabilization compensates for unintentional hand movement to help stabilize your picture. Built-in Auto Light for low light shooting conditions, and eliminates the need to mount an accessory light. MotionSensor feature starts recording within seconds of perceiving motion, and stops 30 seconds after motion ceases, so you can use your camcorder as a simple home security device. Color Digital Fade lets you create smooth transitions from scene to scene and Auto Titler / Phrase Titler lets you insert titles on special occasions such as holidays or birthdays.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F1.6
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

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 / White fader
Digital Zoom:150
Media Type:VHS-C


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD