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Panasonic AG-DVX100B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Panasonic AG-DVX100B. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The portability and price also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the battery, and there are some mixed opinions about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic AG-DVX100B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Panasonic AG-DVX100B from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the durability and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery and size. Opinions are divided on the color.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic AG-DVX100B 3-CCD Mini-DV Cinema Video Camcorder Kit with Soft Carry Case,Panasonic AG-DVX100B 3-CCD Mini-DV Cinema Video Camcorder Kit with Soft Carry Case,

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Anchorwoman (

Panasonic AG-DVX 100B


Bought mine someplace else but wanted to let people know what they won't get if they look at the pictures and see a remote.

Excellent camcorder. I love it. Excellent service from Newegg and FedEx. What more can I say? This is the camcorder and company to go with.

I just wish operations manual would have been included instead of having to send off for it.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Eric The FilmStudent (

Great camera, a must for the filmmaker


I'm a film student and even though I have free access to this as well as many other cameras (XL1/XL2, GL2, HVX200, PD-150/170, etc...) I decided to buy this camera because of how much I like it and how well it works. The 24pA and the combined...

Well built, great functionality, 24pA + 3 different cinema gammas, huge LCD, great manual features, good lens, good for me as I still use 4:3, lightweight when compared to XL2, great 35mm lens adapter aftermarket, no interchangeable lenses, pretty much...

Like I said, pretty much. 16:9 modes aren't that great (of course, just use the 16:9 adapter), no interchangeable lenses (both a positive and a negative), battery length (when compared to sony PD-150/170), onboard mic isn't very impressive.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

The 100B is a great camera.


I have owned my 100B's for the past 11 months. I would have given it a 5 if not for a couple minor problems. I also own 4 JVC GY HD100U and 2 Sony Beta Cams but for most of my aerial work and almost all of my nature work I use my 100B's. It did not...

The quality of the video in 24P is outstanding. The weight and size of the 100B makes it easy to handle.

The built in microphone does not pickup well so you will need to get another microphone to get good sound into the camera. This is only a minor drawback. I wish it was a shoulder mount for providing a stable shooting platform.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Donald (

Panasonic AG-DVX100B 3CCD 3.5"LCD 10X Optical Zoom Professional Camcorder


Newegg was great, shipping was on time and perfect. Great price and great service! I got a true, authentic Panasonic camera with full US warranty, Newegg is not playing around.

Everything is perfect. You cannot go wrong with this amazing camera. Any manual control you want, you've got, and right at your fingertips. This thing shoots incredible images right out of the box, even with full auto settings!

None so far, and probably none ever. I guess if you're shopping around and reading this, you should know this does not shoot HD, but the 24p capability may as well be HD because it comes out crystal-clear. It also does not shoot ""true"" 16x9...

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Awesome Camcorder


Let me give credit to newegg for a fast service. Excellent job for the men and women of newegg. you guys rock! I bought my DVC30 from them together with my other computer equipment. I recommend newegg to everyone. They're honest, reliable and fast! For...

This camcorder is the best! Got it for a decent price. I was thinking of buying the xh-a1 but because og my budget i decided to go for the dvx which i'm proud of and very satisfied. I think i'm going to upgrade for HD in 2 years time. But for now, i'm...

None technically, perfect camcorder in its class. But unfortunately for the free dvx book and magic bullet software i'm kinda dissappointed because i thought that they include them in the package but not. I still have to send the form that comes with...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

DVX-100B review


Newegg has it for probably the lowest genuine price you will be able to find... Freaking awesome camera!

This camera is excellent. I decided to get this camera instead of the HVX because HD is not the standard yet, and by the time I need to start shooting in HD then those cameras will come down in price

No cons about the camera, but more to Newegg... you guys don't sell hardly any needed accessories! I bought the camera from you but had to buy my tripod, camera case and extra battery from B+H photo

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Dave (

The BEST Standard Def. Mini-DV Camera.


If you're thinking about getting a high end camera I would consider making the jump to HD, future proof yourself with a HVX-200 although this camera certainly does the job.

Mechanical zoom, variable frame rates to include 60i, 30p, 24p, 24pA, excellent low light, amazing color reproduction. The battery life is substantial, the look and feel of the picture can be tweaked via scene file settings in camera. Phantom powered...

The camera does not have native 16x9 CCDs, when filming in 16x9 resolution is reduced by 1/3. Not HD and does not have as many framerates available as the HVX-200, but how much can you expect from a camera that had its original debue in 2002.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: team pat (

Panasonic dvx100b a.k.a. my new girlfriend


buy this puppy from newegg! anywhere else for any cheaper is a scam!! im not kidding!!

This camera is amazing! bottom line!! the ability to shoot in 24p progressive advanced mode give you the closest to film look iv ever seen with a dv cam. its a high priced cam, but if you want quality, here it is! simply AMAZING

the learning curve isnt as easy as your moms vhs analog cam, but with a little effort and some heart your ready to roll!!

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: scapsinger (

Great camera!


An all around great camera. The menus are not as deep and mind-numbing as some might have you believe. If you want to start really tweaking the picture in the scene files you could spend a few hours/days on that alone. NewEgg shipped it cheap and quick.

Variable frame rates (60i, 30p, 24p and 24p Advanced) make this camera useful for many productions. The image is clear and the controls are simple to understand. LCD is nice and big and the weight of the device is not bad even for a couple of hours of...

The method by which the camera acheives 16x9 aspect ratio leaves you with an overall reduced vertical resolution on a widescreen TV. While you can choose stretch mode or letterbox, neither is great, but it is definitely nice to have the option. Stretch...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: wantedlila (

best quality


i love this quality it gives my videos and they great projects i make. it come out clear and it has a great design. it is really expen. but it has tha best quality.

Lightweight, Compact, Easy to Use

None submitted

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The arrival of the AG-DVX100B is an important and progressive step in supporting cost effective Standard Definition production. The AG-DVX100B is evidence of Panasonics commitment to recognized standard formats keeping pace with new products like P2. The AG-DVX100B addresses some of the modifications program makers have been asking for with improvements throughout the unit. Where cost effective system set-ups have previously been out of reach of restricted budgets an important enhancement is a TC Synchronization setting that assists in multi camera shooting. Connecting two or more AG-DVX100B units together with a DV Cable (IEEE1394) allows synchronous time code settings. This is the first Camcorder in this class with this ability, which was previously only available on much bulkier and more costly cameras. For situations where remote controls are necessary, iris and focus control are added making the Camcorder even more versatile. Now using any of the currently available aftermarket products, all the Cameras key functions are available by remote making it more usable in rigs, on cranes or in any situations where the user can't be close to the unit. The LCD screen will now show letterbox for 16:9 shooting. The space above and below will show relevant shooting data and the screen is now better protected against drops. The basic design is unchanged; however there are some small changes in the overall package creating a more sophisticated look. The screw for tripods is now changeable, the internal mic has been enhanced and the speaker has been moved nearer to the LCD screen to make the audio easier to hear during playback. Improved color reproduction with advanced image adjustments have enhanced this already high quality unit allowing productions to cut material shot on this Camcorder into other formats with even more ease.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic AG

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Black / Metallic grey

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:380Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:410Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

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

Pro Camcorder Features


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor