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alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVC7P. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the durability and size. The image quality and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed comments about the usability. There are some negative opinions about the viewfinder and control panel.

portability, price, image quality, size, durability

control panel, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVC7P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVC7P from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the durability and size. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but comments about the reliability and usability are different.

portability, price, image quality, size, durability

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Pro AG-DVC7 MiniDV Proline Camcorder w/15x Optical ZoomPanasonic Pro AG-DVC7 MiniDV Proline Camcorder w/15x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Brian Peterson (

Panasonic AG-DVC7 Mini DV Camcorder Review


In times where most everything is getting smaller, Panasonic has recycled the idea that bigger is better. The design of the new AG-DVC7 is a blast from the past, sporting a large rear-end that allows for easy and stable shoulder shooting. There is...

Shoulder-mounted stability ; Professional appearance ; Consumer price

Bulky ; Hollow plastic construction

A shoulder-mounted shooter with a professional look, at a consumer price.

Aug, 2003

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Fantastic camcorder!


Neither this camera nor the DVC20 supports XLR input, but I really wish that people would stop complaining about that! The Beachtek XLR-to-1/8" converter attaches to one of the DVC7's cold shoes and plugs right into the external micropone input. That's...

I bought this camcorder in Feb 2006 after renting it out a year before. This camcorder is fantastic! Colors are not as good as a 3 CCD unit, obviously, but in low-light conditions this camera completely whipped a Canon XL-1 (3 CCD) that I rented...

The 2.5" LCD is rather small, especially when the flip-out panel could easily accomodate a 3.5" LCD. Widescreen is 16:9 "soft matte", not anamorphic. 750x digital zoom is a totally useless feature

Nov, 2006

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Not 'PRO' but a lot for the $$$


Good image if enough light ; shoulder-mount

poor low-light performance ; 1-CCD

Nov, 2006

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Panasonic AG-DVC7

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (

Very nice Camera


I have 2 of these cameras. I use them for weddings and for church broadcasting. There is some drawbacks on the cameras. The first thing I would like to see is a way to use the zoom with out using the buttons on the camera. Yes I know it has a remote ...

Nice looking and very light

Camera case is hard to find for this camera

Feb, 2006

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Definitely Professional Considering...


Panasonic AG-DVC7 seems to be aimed at those wedding videography professionals who were using the Panasonic AG-45X series or the AG-460 series of S-VHS format camcorders. I must applaud their marketing personnel as this group of wedding videographers ...

Great colors, look, price! Vivid black, ergonomic controls, Shoulder pad, Manual overrride. 16:9, EIS

Multiple functions on buttons. Weak headphone amp! Only 1 chip

Sep, 2004

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Definitely Professional Considering...


Great colors, look, price! Vivid black, ergonomic controls, Shoulder pad, Manual overrride. 16:9, EIS.

Multiple functions on buttons. Weak headphone amp! Only 1 chip!

Sep, 2004

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Great price, looks pro, quality OK, easy to use, built like a tank


LONG REVIEW BUT LOTS OF INFO!!! I bought this to add videography to our photography business. Paid $929 for camera with USA warranty, $89 for four year Mack warranty through This camera will SURELY be outdated in one to two years- ...

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Jul, 2004

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Very Impressive!

Jan, 2004

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OK for ENG backup work


I Work in Television and had a project in the field we went out with two camera's a Sony DSR-PD150 and had a DVC-7 along for backup. While in the jungle in the Southern Philippines a sudden downpour came at night- as luck would have it our 4 times as ...

Best value for money in a Mini-DV procam

No XLR mounts but addaptor avialble

Jan, 2004

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: 2.5" color LCD side monitor; Additional Rec start/stop button and zoom lever on top handle grip; Digital Effect Functions include WIPE, MIX, STROBE, GAIN-UP, TRAIL, MOSAIC and MIRROR; Picture Effect Functions include NEGATIVE, SEPIA, SOLARIZE and MONOCHROME (B&W); Jog menu dial; Video and S-Video In/Out; Mic In and Audio In/Out; 15x optical zoom and 750x digital zoom; Convenient shoulder-mount design; Manual/Auto focus; Digital EIS (Electric Image Stabilizer) to compensate for jitter and vibration-included image distortions; Backlight Compensation to prevent black breakdown; Auto Tracking White Balance for superb pictures when tracking moving subjects; Five Program AE settings - sports, portrait, spotlight, surf & snow, and low light; 8-bit digital recording system / 16-bit digital audio system; 48-kHz/16-bit, 2-channel, or a 32-kHz/12-bit, 4 channel mode during playback; IEEE-1394 4-pin digital interface terminal (In/Out).

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic AG/Panasonic DV PROLINE

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:46.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Zoom:750
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Strobe / Trail / Wipe


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD