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Panasonic VDR-D210

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Panasonic VDR-D210. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and design. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the image quality, and many are less positive about the reliability and memory.

usability, portability, price, design, zoom

size, memory, reliability

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 38 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D210 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and design. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the size.

usability, portability, image quality, design, price

size

82% 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 ZoomPanasonic Replacement VDR-D210 camcorder Extended battery

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: John Poultney (pcworld.com)

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

May, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

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

Dec, 2007
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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

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.

Consumer review by: ddgkkg (pcworld.com)

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

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: The Shoopster (pcworld.com)

Panasonic VDR-D210 DVD-RAM CAMCORDER (SILVER)

 

Panasonic continues to produce top notch electronics and have proven that fact yet again. For the price, the little camcorder certainly delivers. WIth it's optical stabilizer and it's 32X zoom capability, you can't beat what this camera will do for the...

Small Compact Size

The fact that to use this camcorder, you are forced to purchase the outrageously overpriced 3.5" DVDs

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: fnpony (pcworld.com)

Panasonic VDR-D210 DVD-RAM CAMCORDER (SILVER)

 

It is great for those old people or some people who do not know how/want to burn DVD after recording on DV-tapes. The mini-DVD will be finalized automatically. It is picky and not burn the cheap mini-DVD-R and, of course, not burn DVD-R that is really...

burn Mini-DVD directly

Only support brand-named mini-DVD-R, not support DVD-R

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: rollingstone (pcworld.com)

Panasonic VDR-D210 DVD-RAM CAMCORDER (SILVER)

 

First, I like its price of 200-400 range. Bought this at black friday for 200 and its performance exceeds its price.One thing it is different from similar dvd camcorders, it uses a compact dial control for recording and playback. It is very high-tech,...

low price; compact dial control; low-light performance; dvd-ram support

low-resolution LCD; a little too much white washed; no still picture support

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: HPALS (pcworld.com)

Panasonic VDR-D210 DVD-RAM CAMCORDER (SILVER)

 

This is my upgrade form my previous Mini DV camcorder from Panasonic. I bought this at a relatively cheaper price from newly opened electronic store in my area. Versatility of different kinds of media usage including DVD-RAM discs is a plus. The...

Relatively inexpensive, compatibility with media

Controls little weird

May, 2007

Consumer review by: rollingstone (pricegrabber.com)

low-end dvd camcorder with decent performance

 

First, I like its price of 200-400 range. Bought this at black friday for 200 and its performance exceeds its price. One thing it is different from similar dvd camcorders, it uses a compact dial control for recording and playback. It is very high-tech,...

low price ; compact dial control ; low-light performance ; dvd-ram support

low-resolution LCD ; a little too much white washed ; no still picture support

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: HPALS (pricegrabber.com)

VDR-D210

 

This is my upgrade form my previous Mini DV camcorder from Panasonic. I bought this at a relatively cheaper price from newly opened electronic store in my area. Versatility of different kinds of media usage including DVD-RAM discs is a plus. The...

Relatively inexpensive, compatibility with media

Controls little weird

May, 2007
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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