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Panasonic SVAV50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and design. The usability and size also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the features and memory. There are some mixed views about the battery.

portability, size, usability, design, value for money

image quality, memory, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic SVAV50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic SVAV50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Panasonic SVAV50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, image quality, design, size

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SVAV50 MPEG-4 SD Video CameraPanasonic SV-AV50S 2MP MPEG-4 Camcorder w/2.5x Digital Zoom

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Panasonic D-snap SV-AV50 (silver)

 

Review: Manufacturers are cramming so many functions into their products these days, it's hard to know which ones to refer to as all-in-one devices. If anything qualifies, it would have to be the cell phone-size Panasonic D-snap SV-AV50, which combines...

Small size; combines photo, video, and audio capture; plays music files and recorded TV shows

Photo quality is often poor; no optical zoom; no red-eye reduction; only a few settings for each media function

Stylishly small and loaded with multimedia functions, the D-snap SV-AV50 has too few settings for its functions and captures mostly below-average photos.

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Panasonic D-Snap SV-AV50 Camera Review

 

Today, we check out an interesting adition to Panasonic's already behemoth product line. This lightweight and easy-to-use digital camera from Panasonic will turn heads while you are using it, but does it offer antything more than looks?

The one that we have here today is the D-Snap model from Panasonic, the SV-AV50 model that uses nothing but an SD flash memory card for media

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Panasonic SV-AV50 SD Video Camera review

 

We all like to jot down things on our travels and most of us just use pen and paper. The more advanced (and less shy) among us might use a voice recorder instead. Those getting even more carried away might take a digital camera on their journeys and...

Capable video camera

Poor Battery Life and video playback

The battery life would only really affect video, for the still digicam it would be long enough, however check for an updated model for possible battery improvement

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Panasonic D-snap SV-AV50

 

It's cool and can perform a lot of different functions, but none of them very well.

Small size ; Combines photo, video, and audio capture ; Plays music files and recorded TV shows

Photo quality is often poor ; No optical zoom ; No red-eye reduction ; Only a few settings for each media function

TIPA Award!

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Best Innovative Design: Panasonic SV-AV50 D-Snap

 

The Panasonic SV-AV50 D-Snap is a truly unique innovative design, with its ‘scissor-like' way of opening the lens and the LCD viewfinder in one and the same movement. Panasonic has shown that it understands that consumers today are looking for cameras...

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"love my video camera"

 

i have had this camera for 5 years and i love my camcorder. still works great!

sd video camera. cool pics. voice recoreder. very stylish. very fun

none whatsoever

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Panasonic D-snap SV-AV50 (silver)

 

i have had this camera for 5 years and i love my camcorder. still works great!

sd video camera. cool pics. voice recoreder. very stylish. very fun

none whatsoever

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Novelty Camera

 

I bought this camera based on its vast amount of uses. The mp3 player is great. The only negative thing about the whole package is the video and picture quality. At 2mp the camera just isnt up to par. It produces grainy/dark images unless you are in...

MP3s, Voice Recorder, Camera, Video Camera, Flash, relatively loud speaker, easy to use menus

low picture/movie camera

Consumer review by:

"Novelty Camera"

 

I bought this camera based on its vast amount of uses. The mp3 player is great. The only negative thing about the whole package is the video and picture quality. At 2mp the camera just isnt up to par. It produces grainy/dark images unless you are in...

MP3s, Voice Recorder, Camera, Video Camera, Flash, relatively loud speaker, easy to use menus

low picture/movie camera

Consumer review by:

Panasonic D-snap SV-AV50 (silver)

 

I bought this camera based on its vast amount of uses. The mp3 player is great. The only negative thing about the whole package is the video and picture quality. At 2mp the camera just isnt up to par. It produces grainy/dark images unless you are in...

MP3s, Voice Recorder, Camera, Video Camera, Flash, relatively loud speaker, easy to use menus

low picture/movie camera

Product Specifications

The SV-AV50 is great for recording video on the go. It records MPEG4 video at 30 frames per second, so you get smooth, natural-looking action footage without a choppy "frame-by-frame" effect. MPEG4 video is ideal for sharing over the Internet by e-mail, posting on Web pages or viewing on a compatible PC or television. Don't let life pass you by for another second. Take digital pictures on the fly wherever you go with your SV-AV50. It takes print-quality 2-megapixel snapshots and offers a variety of functions rivaling those of a conventional full-size digital still camera. Great for sharing with family and friends. Miss the big game last night? Good thing you recorded it. Now when are you going to have time to watch it? By using 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-AV50. Once the transfer is complete, you can watch the big game any time you want - right in the palm of your hand! Listen to tunes on your SV-AV50? That's right enjoy MP3 or AAC digital music files for up to two hours. Ideal for the commute to work, exercising or tuning out your professor. Did a great idea just enter your head? Run into a celebrity on the street? Nobody is going to believe you unless you recorded it on the SV-AV50. The built-in microphone lets you record sound onto an SD Memory Card in the same way as you would with an IC recorder.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:4in
Weight:0.2lbs
Width:1.9in

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:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:SV-AV50A/SV-AV50S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic D-Snap

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/4.0
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Type:Lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.9 mm ( 1/3.2 ) / 7.9 mm ( 1/3.2" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:2.5
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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