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Panasonic VDR-D100

Panasonic VDR-D100
alaScore 77

84 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and image quality are generally positive. The value for money and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about 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 77/100 = Good quality.

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Panasonic VDR-D100

 

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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

 

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

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Panasonic VDR-D100

 

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

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great product for great price

 

it's a great camcorder. It does not need a digital cam. camcorder digital cameras are never good anyways. just use a real digital camera if you want to take pics.I can take the ram disk out and pop it in my laptop and edit anything I wan't with ease.

It uses the ram format so you can record up to 10000 times

there could have been a back light

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wast of money

 

my telivision is old so dosn't have AV sockets so I cant play back on that but did manage to play back using usb port (camcorder did not come with a cable)If it had a cable to fit Firewall port on computer it might copy on to a disc that way but it...

easy to use

seems impossible to copy to a disc has anybody done it

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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