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Panasonic VDR-D100

Panasonic VDR-D100
alaScore 76

94 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic VDR-D100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic VDR-D100

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, color

33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VDRD100EB Digital Video Camera - SilverPanasonic DVD e.cam video camera, multi format (RAM/-RW/-R) VDR-D100EB-S

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic VDR-D100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D100 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.

usability, image quality, value for money, zoom

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VDR-D100 DVD Camcorder with 30x Optical ZoomPanasonic VDR-D100 DVD Camcorder with 30x Optical Zoom

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Panasonic VDR-D100

 

Review: The digital camcorder of the past may be the MiniDV camera and the camcorder of the future may record to an integrated hard drive or solid-state memory, but during the transition, DVD camcorders are still going strong. Panasonic introduced four...

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Panasonic VDR-D100 Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic VDR-D100 is the lowest-end DVD camcorder the company is offering this year. It lacks all the features that you typically miss in the entry-level models - a 2.5" rather than 2.7" LCD, and there is no still media card because the camcorder...

The VDR-D100 is just what you would expect from an entry-level model. It performs comparably to other camcorders in its price class, while lacking the features that make you want to go out and buy the better equipped sibling models. The VDR-D100 lacks...

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Panasonic VDR-D100

 

The Panasonic VDR-D100 produced an unexceptional image at 3000 lux under our standardized conditions. It's what you'd expect from a camcorder of this caliber. Inside, the D100 has a 1/6" CCD producing 680K gross (340K effective) pixels. What it yields...

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Panasonic VDR-D100

 

Panasonic's D100 has some modest specifications, sporting only standard 4:3 capture with no native widescreen recording. The D100 has a 1/6in CCD sensor with 400K effective pixels. It doesn't take still images, so if that feature is on your wish list,...

In anything other than good natural light, the D100 suffered obtrusive and persistent blotchy noise issues and compression artefacts. The Panasonic's automatic white balance frequently wandered into much warmer tones, occasionally resulting in...

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Panasonic VDR-D100 review

 

The VDR-D100 is only a touch bigger and heavier than the DC19, but it feels bulkier in your hand.

This is the cheapest DVD camcorder in the group, but it doesn't have the immediate appeal of Canon's DC19.

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SimplyDV Review: Panasonic VDR-D100E DVD Camcorder

 

It's a no frills, simple to use camcorder that will find favour with newbies looking for the convenience of DVD recording and clip management. 30x zoom is a bonus, as is general functionality.

The low price point inevitably leads to some compromise when shooting in low light. 4:3 "cinema" widescreen mode is a bit of a waste these days, and the 1000x digital zoom is superfluous.

It's a perfectly good camcorder for the complete beginner with a limited budget, no desire for complex features and the convenience of direct-to-DVD disc recording with no fuss.

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Panasonic VDR-D100

 

i've not had any problems using this camcorder, so i dont really understand the slating that its been getting in the reviews, i use avs video converter with this to convert to avi, pinnacle to record from it to my editng studio, so all the people out...

easy to use and record and edit from

havent relly found none of yet and i was given it as a birthday present for my youtube videos

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REALLY GOOD

 

i've not had any problems using this camcorder, so i dont really understand the slating that its been getting in the reviews, i use avs video converter with this to convert to avi, pinnacle to record from it to my editng studio, so all the people out...

easy to use and record and edit from

havent relly found none of yet and i was given it as a birthday present for my youtube videos

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Discs produced tend to be unreadable/uncopyable

 

If you want to make copies of your DVDs to give to others, don't use this camera. I tried to use Windows DVD Maker, and I've even tried a Roxio package, and so far two of the 20 discs I recorded on are considered unreadable. (I can play them on the...

Video quality is good when played back on the camcorder itself

It's hard to play discs directly in other DVD players because some discs considered unreadable. Also the camcorder frequently needs to be reset. Frustrating when trying to capture a moment that won't stand still for you

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances. PRODUCT FEATURES: Powerful 30x optical zoom; High-performance image processing Pure Color Engine; Capture even complex motion with precision: high quality MPEG 2 Engine; Easy viewing on a TV - no cables to connect; Choose the media you want with multi-format ease: DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R; Select the recording mode to match your needs: XP, SP, LP Mode; Easy operation with One-Touch Navigation & Joystick Control; Index screen for simple searching: Quick Search & Access with Disc Navigator; Capture crisp, vivid images even in dim lighting: MagicPix.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.6in
Height:1.3in
Width:2.4in

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:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:VDR-D100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder

Lens System

Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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

Video Input

Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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