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Panasonic VDR-D300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Panasonic VDR-D300. 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. People are impressed by the design and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic VDR-D300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic VDR-D300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and design. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the reliability.

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74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Thomas Ricker (engadget.com)

Panasonic's VDR-D300 DVD camcorder reviewed

 

If you're one of those taken-in by the convenience of direct-to-DVD camcorderin' then listen up! DigitalTrends has a review of the Panasonic VDR-D300 video camera which they call the "best DVD camcorder" they've ever tested. Those "superb" videos and...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

DVD Camcorder Takes High-Quality Video

 

Panasonic's VDR-D300, though expensive, does its job quite well.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.com)

Image quality

 

Panasonic VDR-D300

Decent low-light performance; vibrant color; solid battery life; acceptable still quality.

Optical zoom is only 10X; no analog input; no video light.

Rivaling its MiniDV competitors in a variety of shooting conditions, the Panasonic VDR-D300 doesn't force you to compromise video quality for the convenience of shooting directly on DVD.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The VDR-D300 is Panasonic's top-of-the-line DVD camcorder, a 3-chip model with excellent specs and features. At $999 (MSRP), the D300 is a strong competitor for best DVD camcorder of year, going head to head with the Sony's offering, the DCR-DVD505....

Accessory shoe, -Manual controls provide an immense amount of customization, -Simple administrative menu structure

Joystick control doesn't slide through manual options, instead requiring, the user to re-activate the joystick for each, step of a manual control, -Compression levels for DVD camcorders, -Poor flash placement to the side of the camcorder lens

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : James Murray (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic VDR-D300 Camcorder Review

 

The 3 CCD barrier on DVD camcorders has finally been broken. Meet the Panasonic VDR-D300 (along with its sibling, the D250). In theory, this top-end DVD cam with an MSRP of $999 should marry the best of Panasonic's MiniDV 3 chip performance with the...

The DVD505 has an immense 3.5-inch LCD screen, along with a proprietary accessory shoe which allows for add-ons like a Bluetooth wireless microphone and receiver. (While any hot shoe is more versatile than none, this proprietary hot shoe will demand...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Olga Kharif (businessweek.com)

Panasonic's Dandy DVD Recorder

 

If you want to record to a disc instead of a hard drive, the VDR-D300 is feature-packed and captures crisp movies and stills.

Anybody considering buying a camcorder these days needs to make a decision right off the top: To get one that records video and photos directly onto DVDs and memory cards, or a model that records right onto a hard drive.My preference is for the...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : James Murray (reviewed.com)

Panasonic VDR-D300

 

The Panasonic VDR-D300 comes equipped with 3 1/6" CCDs, each with 800K gross pixels; there are 640K effective pixels in 4:3 aspect ratio, and 540K effective pixels in 16:9 mode. The differences between the D300 and Panasonic's top DVD camcorder from...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A high performance video camera that could use a little tweaking

Good video quality, above average still images

A little awkward to hold, controls not that nice to use

Sep, 2006

Recommended!

Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic VDR-D300

 

Panasonic has created the best DVD based camcorder on the market.

Panasonic has clearly attempted to apply the same strategy to the DVD camcorder which has been such a success for it in the DV world – namely, bringing three-CCD technology down to a much lower price point. Just as this has brought new levels of image...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : James Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic VDR-D300

 

It's a surprise to see the very consumer-oriented DVD camcorder format – whose big selling point is supposed to be that you can take the disc and stick it in your DVD player to watch it – married to semi-pro three-CCD (charge-coupled devices) optics in...

With the VDR-D300, Panasonic has successfully combined the manual features and image quality of a three-CCD camcorder with the convenience of DVD. You're paying a slight premium for the recording format, but in return you get the best combination of...

May, 2006

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