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Panasonic VDR-D310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the color and value for money. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the connectivity and features.

usability, portability, image quality, value for money, color

battery, features, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic VDR-D310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic VDR-D310

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D310 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

resolution, build quality, usability, image quality, color

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic VDR-D310 DVD Camcorder (3CCD, 10 x optical,USB 2.0)

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic VDR-D310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D310 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, image quality, portability, design

features

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic VDR-D310 3.1MP 3CCD DVD Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

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Panasonic VDR-D310 Mini DVD Camcorder (10x Opt, 700x Dig, 2.7

 

The more sophisticated sibling of the company's $380 VDR-D210 (both are DVD models), Panasonic's VDR-D310 ($630 as of April 24, 2007), produces better-quality video and still images. It uses three CCDs (each assigned to detect red, blue, or green...

Top-notch video quality ; Supports Mini DVD-RAM

Lacks full manual control ; No video light

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Panasonic VDR-D310

 

On the outside, the D310 doesn't look much different from lower-end Panasonic DVD camcorders, such as the VDR-D210 and the D230 . All three models share the same basic shape and simple, direct control scheme. Most of the camcorder's shooting options...

Solid video quality; optical image stabilization.

No video light; controls completely menu driven.

The Panasonic VDR-D310 produces good-looking home movies without much hassle.

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Panasonic VDR-D310 Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic VDR-D310 ($699 MSRP) is their top-tier DVD camcorder, replacing last year's VDR-D300. We loved that camcorder for its brilliant performance in bright light and compelling manual control set - once rare assets in a DVD camcorder. However,...

The Panasonic VDR-D310 is identical to last year's VDR-D300 is all key respects, and in that way is among the best standard definition DVD camcorders. In bright light, this camcorder is hard to beat. The three-chip color performance and crisp look of...

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Panasonic VDR-D310 Review and Prices

 

The Panasonic VDR-D310 is a replacement for last year's top-of-the-line VDR-D300 and offers a step up in features and performance from the rest of Panasonic's range of DV camcorders. The VDR-D310 is much cheaper than its predecessor, although Panasonic...

3 CCD video performance, convenience of the DVD format, optical image stabilization system, mic input, inexpensive

Loses some features from last year's VDR-D300, including built-in flash and external controls

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Panasonic VDR-D310

 

The VDR-D310 is Panasonic's top standard definition DVD camcorder, sparring with the Sony DCR-DVD508 and the Canon DC50 for best of the year honors. The VDR-D310 upholds Panasonic's core strengths - manual controls and handling - while attempting to...

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Panasonic VDR-D310

 

The Panasonic VDR-D310 ($699 MSRP) is their top-tier DVD camcorder, replacing last year's VDR-D300. We loved that camcorder for its brilliant performance in bright light and compelling manual control set – once rare assets in a DVD camcorder. However,...

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Panasonic VDR-D310

 

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Panasonic VDR-D310

 

The more sophisticated sibling of Panasonic's VDR-D210, the VDR-D310 produces better-quality video and still images. This is partly down to its use of...

High colour accuracy for still images, Excellent video quality

Poor battery charging procedure, No headphone jack

All up, the Panasonic VDR-D310 certainly has number of limitations. But, provided you can accept these, its excellent video quality and the convenience of instant DVD burning make it a very notable DVD camcorder.

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Panasonic VDR-D310 review

 

The Panasonic VDR-D310 produces good-looking home movies without much hassle and is made for those who don't want to step up to high definition just yet

Solid video quality ; Optical image stabilisation

No video light ; Controls completely menu driven

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Panasonic VDR-D310 DV camcorder

 

The more sophisticated sibling of Panasonic's VDR-D210 (both are DVD models), the Panasonic VDR-D310, produces better-quality video and still images.

If you can accept these limitations, the Panasonic VDR-D310 is likely to please, thanks to its excellent video quality. Besides offering the convenience of instant DVD burning, the USB port supports easy data transfer to a PC. See also:Panasonic...

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Product Specifications

Panasonic's DVD e.cam VDR-D310 is the high-end DVD video camera with 3CCD and O.I.S.

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

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-D310
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DVD e.cam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:540Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / 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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