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Panasonic VDR D50

Panasonic VDR D50
alaAverage 4.5

4 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Panasonic VDR D50. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and usability. Views are divided on the price. Many are critical about the design and image quality.

usability, zoom

image quality, design

On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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Good but Not what I wanted


I returned it an got something I could use to record to SD

Great zoom. Records to DVD-R so you can watch it on a DVD player.

I bought this because I thought I could record to the SD card as well which I found out I could not. This meant I had to constantly record to the little DVDs. You can only take pictures on the SD card which is something that was not mentioned in the...

Jun, 2008

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Panasonic Advanced Optical Image Stabilization


Image quality. This is where Panasonic Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to prevent the impact of hand shake as you shoot. The system uses dead reckoning to recognize the hand shake, then shifts a lens and adjusts the optical axis to...

42X optical zoom


Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Review of Panasonic Camcorder


Of a camcorder The VDR-D50 from Panasonic makes it simple. The camera automatically finds a blank space on the disk to record to so you don't have to worry about overwriting something important. When editing and viewing it will show you index snapshots...

High quality,good zoom

A little expensive

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

Quick review of Panasonic VDR D50


I bought this camera.Its very easy to operate it.But the picture and Panasonic DVD-RAM are so easy scracth.And my movie,which I had deleted, sometime appear with broken picture.Its so annoying. But overal its cheap if we look from the quality and fiture.

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

General Brand Panasonic Model VDR-D50 Type Digital Camcorder Color Silver Image Sensor Image Sensor 1/6" CCD Lens Optical Zoom 42X Digital Zoom 2000X Filter Diameter 37mm Recording Media Recording Media 8 cm DVD Disc Memory Card SD / SDHC Card SPEC Viewfinder Color EVF LCD 2.7" 123K Shutter Speed 1/30-1/8000 (Motion Image) 1/30-1/500 (Still Picture) Focusing System Focal Length: 1.8 - 75.6 mm 40.9-1718 mm [4:3], 33.4-1403 mm [16:9][Motion Image], 40.7-1710 mm [4:3]/33.2-1393 mm [16:9][Still Picture] 35mm Film Camera Equivalent Focus: AF/Manual Image Stabilization Advanced O.I.S. Minimum Illumination 2 Lux (Magic Pix) Still Image Size 0.3 MEGA: 640 x 480 (4:3) 0.2 MEGA: 640 x 360 (16:9) Audio Recording Dolby Digital (2ch) Connectors USB, AV Ports Power Supply DC 7.2/9.3 V Dimensions & Weight 3.52\'\' x 2.08\'\' x 5.06\'\' 0.88 lbs. Features Features White Balance: Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/White Set (with IR Sensor) Soft-Skin Mode Easy-to-Use Mode Dial Applicable Disc: 8cm DVD-RAM Ver. 2.1/DVD-R for General Ver. 2.0/DVD-RW Ver. 1.1 2x-speed (2x/1x)/DVD-R for DL Ver. 3.0 Video Recording Format MPEG2 (Moving Picture) Recording Mode XP (10 Mbps/VBR), SP (5 Mbps/VBR), LP (2.5Mbps/VBR) Playback Mode XP (10Mbps/VBR), SP (5Mbps/VBR), LP (2.5Mbps/VBR) Recording Time: DVD-RAM/DVD-RW: XP(36mins)/SP(74mins)/LP(150mins) DVD-R DL: XP(35mins)/SP(69mins)/LP(138mins) DVD-R: XP(18mn)/SP(37mins)/LP(75mins) Microphone: Stereo Zoom Mic/Wind Noise Reduction

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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:2.7in
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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic VDR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.9-4.3
Max Focal Length:75.6mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:42
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:380Kpix
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:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Advanced O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD