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Panasonic VDR-D100

Panasonic VDR-D100
alaScore 77

96 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Panasonic VDR-D100. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D100 from The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the color and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the size.

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25% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic VDR-D100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the design and zoom. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the reliability and portability.

usability, image quality, zoom, design

price, portability, reliability

71% of the reviews on 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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Panasonic VDR-D100


Not yet reviewed by editors.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The VDR-D100 is Panasonic's lowest priced DVD camcorder being sold this year. As a replacement to the VDR-M53, it will provide some much needed additions while, unfortunately, losing some of the features that distinguished the VDR-M53 from the...

Great Manual controls, -Priced for budget consumers looking for the DVD format, -Far better joystick interface in comparison to previous Panasonic models

No still features, -Dull video quality that struggled with heavy levels of noise, -Swapping out DVDs every 18 minutes with highest quality record mode, -Electronic rather than Optical Image Stabilization

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: James Murray (

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...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: James Murray (

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...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Michael Haynes (

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...

Mar, 2007

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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.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (

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.

Consumer review by: wee96 (



This is a really nice camcorder, with almost everything the average shooter will want. The image stabilization is amazing and helps out ALOT especially when in zoom. The quality is decent even at the lowest setting, although its only 17 minutes per...

Small, light, long battery life, lcd, high pass audio filter (wind), compatible with dvd-r/w, 30x optical zoom, EIS

No night shot, alittle noisy in dark shots, highest quality recording is only 17 minutes per disc, no software for editing, loading times are a bit annoying with the disc at times as well as slightly buzzy occasionally when reading or writing to disc

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: buyer84 (

4 stars


4 stars

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: lo46 (

4 stars


For the money, not a bad deal. I have had mine a little over a year the operation of the unit is easy, I have not done any editing with it so I can not commit on that. I have used it at all types of events inside and outside. have had no problems.

May, 2007

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



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


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


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


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD