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Panasonic VDR D230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Panasonic VDR D230. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good opinions. There are some negative reviews about the design.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic VDR D230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic VDR D230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Panasonic VDR D230 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and zoom. The image quality and portability also get good views. Many are negative about the price.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, battery

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VDR-D230 DVD Camcorder with 32x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)Panasonic VDR-D230 DVD Camcorder with 32x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic VDR-D230 Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic VDR-D230 ($499 MSRP) is a mid-level DVD camcorder. It's a crowded market at this price point, but the VDR-D230 manages to distinguish itself. It features the typically strong set of Panasonic manual controls along with optical image...

The Panasonic VDR-D230 has the same great, reliable manual control set and handling that we've come to love from nearly all Panasonics in the past few years. The video performance in bright light did not wow us, particularly the heavy artifacting we...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Panasonic VDR-D230 Review and Prices

 

For about $50 more than the VDR-D210, the Panasonic VDR-D230 DVD camcorder offers an array of additional features but ultimately delivers the same level of mediocre performance. This mid-range model offers the excellent 32x optical zoom and optical...

32x optical zoom and an optical image stabilization system, limited stills capability

Only average performance in good lighting, poor performance in low light, more expensive than the VDR-D210

Dec, 2007
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Expert review by: Michael Perlman (reviewed.com)

Panasonic VDR-D230

 

The Panasonic VDR-D230 ($499 MSRP) is a mid-level DVD camcorder. It's a crowded market at this price point, but the VDR-D230 manages to distinguish itself. It features the typically strong set of Panasonic manual controls along with optical image...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Panasonic VDR-D230 VDRD230

 

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: O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer); 32x optical zoom; Pure color engine; High quality MPEG 2 engine; High-picture-quality wide 2, 7" LCD; One-touch navigation and joystick control; Help mode; Instant ON/OFF; MagicPix.

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.9in
Height:3.8in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:3.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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:D230
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic VDR

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:460Kpix
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

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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