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Panasonic e-wear SV-AV30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Panasonic e-wear SV-AV30. 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 battery and price. The portability and size also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the durability. Many are critical about the zoom and image quality.

usability, size, portability, price, battery

image quality, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic e-wear SV-AV30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Panasonic e-wear SV-AV30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the design and battery. The price and size are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the durability and zoom.

usability, size, price, battery, design

image quality, portability, zoom, durability

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic SVAV30 MPEG4 eWear Digital Camcorder/Still Camera w/ 64 MB SD Card & Docking Station

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: John P. Falcone (

Panasonic SV-AV30 e-wear


The SV-AV30 is the latest addition to Panasonic's e-wear line of all-in-one portables. The device combines the basic features of a digital still camera and camcorder, an MP3 player, and a voice recorder with personal-video-player (PVP) capabilities,...

Ultracompact clamshell design; five-in-one device; includes a cradle for TV recording and playback.

Image quality is no match for that of dedicated cameras and camcorders; ships with a paltry 64MB SD card; no lens cover.

It can't replace a camera or a camcorder, but the SV-AV30 is a friendly, all-in-one A/V solution that fits in your pocket.

Aug, 2003

Expert review by: Bill Howard (

A Pocket-Size Camcorder

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: feni9902 (

"It's fun and handy to have around."


Overall I think this is a very sufficient item. The only thing that kind of bothers me is that my pictures show up clearly on the camera screen, but when I develop them the come out either blurry or dark. I also noticed that when you video tape and...

It's nice to have so many things to come in one package. It's better than having to lug around a camera, a video recorder, a tape recorder, and a mp3 player.

When developed the pictures come out blurry.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: (

"Ok for the fun stuff"


Its a great small camera. You can take it anywhere with you. nice built-in rechargable batteries, video quality is ok if you aren't using it for anything serious

can get lost its so small, no nice zoom, overpriced for what its worth...wouldn't buy it again

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: (

"It does it all!!!"


Small size, great quality pictures,and great resolution on the lcd screen

Sd card given does not hold enough, software is soft to use.

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: (

"A great little camera."


Great features, reliable, can take a beating. It plays MP3's flawlessly, takes decent pictures, and video files. Captures great sound in video, and voice recording modes. Extremely compact! The screen can be closed, yet you can still record. The batt

slow framerate for video, flash has a tendency to white out objects closer than 4 feet. The LCD screen stays on no matter what while recording or when youre connected to the PC, resulting in loss of battery power. The programs associated with the SV-AV30

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: (

"Don't pay too much"


An overall good product. It's small, and doeseverything pretty well. This isn't supposed replace a video or digital camera, it's just a toy. But it 's a good toy.

Avoid the zoom feature. The image and mp3 software aren't the best. The flash washes out things that are too close.

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: Jayman (



WoW! This little guy is a LIFE SAVER!

no zoom

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: Esmers (

Ok, but not that great


small, lightweight, easy to use

picture and video quality is not great, software sucks

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: djonz (

Makes me feel like 007 with a naughty side


MP3, audio recorder, camera and video recorder

video quality in low light not good, mic very sensitve

Nov, 2003

Product Specifications

With enhanced MPEG4 video, you get incredibly smooth motion of recording 320 x 240 pixel images at 15-frames per second. And with the supplied battery, the SV-AV30 multi-function AV recorder can record up to 90 minutes of continuous video1. Plus, multiple Record/Stop buttons make it easier to record with the camera upright or on its side. The SV-AV30 comes with a cradle for simple connection to a TV set or other analog device. Through this connection, you can record TV programs or play back your footage on a longer screen. And to recharge the battery, simply place the SV-AV30 back in the cradle. A built-in 2" diagonal, 200, 000-pixel LCD monitor lets you review video and still images immediately after you shoot them. And with a built-in speaker, you can listen to audio as well.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:64MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic e-wear

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.4
Min Focal Length:3.6mm

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:2
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None