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Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVC30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVC30. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and zoom are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the memory.

price, portability, image quality, zoom, durability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVC30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVC30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVC30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and portability. The zoom and image quality are also appreciated.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Pro AG-DVC30 3-CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/16x Optical ZoomPanasonic Pro AG-DVC30 3-CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/16x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Panasonic DVC-30 review

 

With the DVC-30, Panasonic has done a good job of cramming the DVX100's main features into a smaller case – and adding a few of its own. However, it hasn't achieved scaling the body size down to that of a consumer-camcorder – a feat achieved by Sony...

Mar, 2004

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Expert review by: Ben Wolf (cnet.com)

Panasonic AG-DVC30 review: Panasonic AG-DVC30

 

Intro Panasonic's AG-DVC30 represents the company's entry into what you could call the prosumer-lite camcorder category. These cameras are a step down from higher-priced, entry-level pro cameras with 1/3-inch CCDs, notable examples of which include...

A surprising number of professional features for the price; solid, compact design; responsive performance; Infrared mode; excellent video quality.

Controls are more consumer-oriented than the feature set; Movie-Like mode inferior to true progressive imaging; no built-in XLR ports.

A compact model with a wealth of features for its price, the Panasonic AG-DVC30 offers one of the best values in a three-chip MiniDV camera.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Tony Fonseca (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic AG-DVC30 Camcorder Review

 

Panasonic's new $2,595 (MSRP) AG-DVC30 is really many cameras in one. This model jumps into the arena with other ? inch prosumer cameras such as the popular GL-2 and the PDX10. Panasonic has not competed in this arena for a while and judging from the...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by: anyone 13th-repeat (videomaker.com)

Panasonic AG-DVC30 camcorder

 
Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Diana Weynand (videomaker.com)

Panasonic AG-DVC30

 

Image quality and flexible features make this a compact camera worthy of its the Panasonic PROLINE heritage.

Quality imaging, Flexible customization, controls

Audio gain controls on a menu, No button access to iris, focus and zoom simultaneously

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Brian Peterson (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review: Panasonic AG-DVC30 Mini DV

 

If you enjoy shooting a variety of subjects that require the features of several camcorders, then you'll want to look closely at the new 1/4-inch 3-CCD Panasonic AG-DVC30. Most camcorders have particular design features made for a particular type of...

Quality imaging ; Flexible customization, controls

Audio gain controls on a menu ; No button access to iris, focus and zoom simultaneously

Image quality and flexible features make this a compact camera worthy of its the Panasonic PROLINE heritage.

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: voxvideo (epinions.com)

wonder boy!

 

This camera is a versatile, productive tool. I have been blessed to have shot with GL1s, GL2s, all flavors of XL1s, and most of Panasonics "prosumer" cameras, and even the wonderful VX1000. The AG-DVC30P holds a special place anywhere among these ...

Nice feature set, good price point. 3.5" LCD

Not for shooting 16x9. Separate rings for zoom and focus would be nice

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: voxvideo (epinions.com)

wonder boy!

 

Nice feature set, good price point. 3.5" LCD.

Not for shooting 16x9. Separate rings for zoom and focus would be nice.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: Allang68 (pricegrabber.com)

I love this little camera! Highly recommended.

 

I have used this camera on three shoots so far and it continues to surprise and impress me.

1. Great price. 2. Very good picture quality. 3. Excellent low light capabilities. 4. Excellent auto-focus. 5. Excellent zoom range and control. 6. Small and light. 7. Small and compact.

1. Ok, internal mic. Low audio output. 2. No true 16x9 mode. 16x9 squeeze mode reduces quality.

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: relax2u (pricegrabber.com)

AG DVC30

 

I really like the dvc30.

The size and great look of this camera makes it a good choice. I paid about $1,400 for mine. Excellent video, good audio. The super night mode really works to shoot B/W in near absolute dark.

None really for the money.

Feb, 2006
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Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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