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Panasonic VDR-D210

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and portability are overall positive. The image quality and value for money also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative opinions about the memory and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic VDR-D210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic VDR-D210

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D210 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VDR-D210 DVD Camcorder with 32x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic VDR-D210 DVD Camcorder with 32x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

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Panasonic VDR-D210

 

As a relatively inexpensive DVD camcorder with solid, though not remarkable, performance, the Panasonic VDR-D210 is a decent choice for video snapshooters.

The Panasonic VDR-D210 camcorder has a 32x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization

This DVD camcorder has no JPEG still-image capture; so-so image quality, especially in low light

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Panasonic VDR-D210 DVD-RAM CAMCORDER (SILVER)

 

Notable for its low cost, the Panasonic VDR-D210 ($380 as of April 24, 2007) is an easy-to-operate DVD camcorder that doesn't have a huge number of features. The VDR-D210 (like the $380 Canon DC210) lacks a USB jack, so you can't connect to a PC to...

Powerful zoom ; Supports Mini DVD-RAM

No memory card slot ; Low-quality still images

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Panasonic VDR-D210

 

Want to know a secret? Not all products are made to be the best. In fact, most are made to satisfy a specific target audience. In the case of Panasonic's VDR-D210, it looks like the company's aiming for people who primarily shoot video in auto mode but...

The Panasonic VDR-D210 camcorder has a 32x optical zoom lens and optical image stabilization.

This DVD camcorder has no JPEG still-image capture; so-so image quality, especially in low light.

As a relatively inexpensive DVD camcorder with solid, though not remarkable, performance, the Panasonic VDR-D210 is a decent choice for video snapshooters.

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Panasonic VDR-D210 Review and Prices

 

There are two features on the Panasonic VDR-D210 that make this budget priced DV camcorder worth considering: The unit offers a 32x optical zoom and an optical image stabilization system to keep your pictures steady. But aside from these, the VDR-D210...

32x optical zoom,optical image stabilization system

No JPEG stills function, average performance in good lighting, poor performance in low light

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Panasonic VDR-D210

 

If you are a simple guy looking for a simple camcorder, the Panasonic Vdr-d210 is a great addition to your electronics collection.

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Good for home stuff

 

Easy to use

Nothing really

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Panasonic VDR-D210

 

Easy to use

Nothing really

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"Much better choices besides this one."

 

If you only want to watch video through your DVD player or on the Camera, it's self, this is your cam. Of course, you'll have a million Mini DVs in no time.

The cam is fairly easy to use. Nothing fancy, which is good for low-tech people.

It's nearly impossible to get video onto a computer for editing/watching. I've tried a ton of freeware and after a year to trying, no luck. I'm ready to sell it and get something more user-friendly. Tried Panasonic tech support, no reply to date.

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Much better choices besides this one.

 

If you only want to watch video through your DVD player or on the Camera, it's self, this is your cam. Of course, you'll have a million Mini DVs in no time.

The cam is fairly easy to use. Nothing fancy, which is good for low-tech people

It's nearly impossible to get video onto a computer for editing/watching. I've tried a ton of freeware and after a year to trying, no luck. I'm ready to sell it and get something more user-friendly. Tried Panasonic tech support, no reply to date

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Panasonic VDR-D210 DVD-RAM CAMCORDER (SILVER)

 

this camera needs special software to convert the panasonic .vro files. most computers do not read this file, and panasonic does not supply you with software to convert these files. if you plan on editing, viewing, sharing or emailing these videos on...

easy to use

very difficult for the normal person to convert .vro files on the computer

Product Specifications

Panasonic VDR-D210 is a powerful 32x optical zoom camera with O.I.S. Panasonic's O.I.S. minimizes the handshake that can be such a problem with handheld shots. Because Panasonic's system is optical, there is no image quality degradation. When you're shooting a still picture, the MEGA O.I.S. system automatically activates, doubling the corrective power. With O.I.S. and MEGA O.I.S., the e.cam is equipped for clear, beautiful shooting of both motion and still pictures. This 32x zoom can fill the screen with even a distant subject. Not only is this lens the powerful zoom offered in a home-use digital video camera, but it also features low distortion. And because it's optical, there is no quality loss - you get the images in all their natural beauty. The Pure Color Engine converts the CCD output signal from a complementary color signal into an RGB signal at an early stage and extracts the low-frequency luminance component from the RGB signal. This innovative engine also achieves truly superb color reproduction for high-zoomed pictures. Panasonic's MPEG2 engine is a wide-range, high-precision search engine that produces smooth, beautiful motion pictures. Because it precisely records the differences in each frame, it can render fast, complex motions - like those of athletes in the thick of the action - with exceptional precision. The MPEG2 engine also uses Variable Bit Rate technology that Panasonic developed for the high-end DIGA DVD recorder. Giving LP recordings nearly twice the resolution captured with previous Panasonic video cameras, this lets the e.cam record clear, smoothly flowing pictures. This model offers the High-Picture-Quality Wide Mode, which produces images that make for beautiful, dramatic viewing on a wide-screen TV. The image is processed on 16:9 area of the CCD. Because the image decoded has the same proportions as your wide-screen TV, there is virtually no picture quality degradation. You get beautiful images and all the excitement and dynamism on either a wide 16:9 screen TV or a conventional 4:3 TV. This model also features a wide 2.7-inch LCD, making it easier to frame shots when you're shooting in 16:9 mode. You can enjoy shooting wide, and viewing wide.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
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:5.6in
Height:3.6in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:VDR-D210
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.7
Max Focal Length:73.6mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:32
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
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
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:1000
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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