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Panasonic SV-AV100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and usability. The image quality and size are also appreciated. Many are critical about the features and resolution. The reliability and memory get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SV-AV100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SV-AV100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Panasonic SV-AV100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SVAV100 D-Snap MPEG4 Digital Video Recorder w/10x Optical ZoomPanasonic SVAV100 D-Snap MPEG4 Digital Video Recorder w/10x Optical Zoom

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Panasonic SV-AV100 D-Snap

 

Expert review by:

Panasonic D-Snap SV-AV100

 

Review: One of the world's smallest MPEG-2 camcorders, the Panasonic D-Snap SV-AV100 measures a scant 1.25 by 2.1 by 3.5 inches. But don't let that size fool you: the camera's surprisingly rich feature set includes a 10X optical zoom, a sharp 2.5-inch...

Extremely compact; records MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video; 10X optical zoom; sharp 2.5-inch LCD

Included 512MB SD card stores only 10 minutes of highest-quality footage; using the tilted cursor pad is awkward; electronic jitter in many video shots

The SV-AV100 shoots better MPEG-2 movies than most cameras this small, but overall video quality and storage limitations disappoint.

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Panasonic SV AV100

 

Panasonic SVAV100 D-Snap MPEG4 Digital Video Recorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

Pocket-sized MPEG-2/MPEG-4 SD video camera and 2-megapixel still camera--weighs just .34 pounds

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Panasonic D-Snap SV-AV100

 

The SV-AV100 shoots better MPEG-2 movies than most cameras this small, but overall video quality and storage limitations disappoint.

Extremely compact ; Records MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video ; 10X optical zoom ; Sharp 2.5-inch LCD

Included 512MB SD card stores only 10 minutes of highest-quality footage ; Using the tilted cursor pad is awkward ; Electronic jitter in many video shots

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"A complicated setup SV-AV100"

 

This camera is definitely worth buying.

Very nice image sound ect..

Software & firmware problems

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A complicated setup SV-AV100

 

This camera is definitely worth buying. There are two things you should download before you pick one up: Get the update for the software that comes with the camera so you can burn DVDs...

Very nice image sound ect

Software & firmware problems

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"Awesome Camera"

 

I saw the bad reviews and was angered by them. This camera is great. I went on a two week trip; record 80 hours of footage on a couple SD chips and a laptop. A regular camera would have needed 50+ tapes to carry around. Put the camera in the belt clip...

Small and already SD; no converting formats; nothing more compact

no tripod mount; need clamp; more pixels for stills if you use it for that

Consumer review by:

Awesome Camera

 

I saw the bad reviews and was angered by them. This camera is great. I went on a two week trip; record 80 hours of footage on a couple SD chips and a laptop. A regular camera would have needed 50+ tapes to carry around. Put the camera in the belt clip...

Small and already SD; no converting formats; nothing more compact

no tripod mount; need clamp; more pixels for stills if you use it for that

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The smallest and the Best!!

 

This is an amazing tiny Pocket-size camera, with a big LCD screen, that record to SD card in dvd-quality videos

Picture only record in 640X480, but picture is clear and usable

Consumer review by:

"The smallest and the Best!!"

 

This is an amazing tiny Pocket-size camera, with a big LCD screen, that record to SD card in dvd-quality videos.

Picture only record in 640X480, but picture is clear and usable.

Product Specifications

The SV-AV100 can record MPEG2 video onto a compatible SD Memory Card, allowing you to enjoy a level of picture quality rivaling DVDs. In both Fine and Normal modes, images are recorded at the same rate used in TV broadcasts-to ensure clear, natural-looking pictures with smoothly flowing motion. You can also record MPEG4 video, which produces natural-looking action footage without a choppy "frame-by-frame" effect. MPEG4 is ideal for sharing over the Internet by e-mail, posting on Web pages or viewing on a compatible PC or television. You can take 340, 000 pixel digital still pictures with the SV-AV100. This is a handy feature for casual, "memo-style" snapshots. Miss the big game last night? Good thing you recorded it, but when are you going to have the time to watch it? With the A/V terminal on the included cradle, you can connect to an external device, like a TV or VCR, and then transfer the content directly onto the SD Memory Card inside your SV-AV100. Once the transfer is complete, you can watch the big game any time you want - right in the palm of your hand! The LCD monitor on the SV-AV100 rotates a full 270 degrees, giving you more shooting flexibility. It makes it a lot easier for you to get yourself in the scene.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.5in
Height:2.6in
Weight:0.4lbs
Width:1.3in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:512MB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:SV-AV100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic D-Snap

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.3Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:0.4Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:0.8Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:10
Media Type:Flash card
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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