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Panasonic NV-DS 28

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Panasonic NV-DS 28. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and usability. The zoom and image quality are also appreciated. Many are negative about the battery and portability.

size, image quality, zoom, usability, reliability

price, portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-DS 28 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: LegendaryMrDude (dooyoo.co.uk)

Panasonic NV-DS28: You get your DV-IN, you get your DV-OUT

 

I had been contemplating the purchase of a camcorder for some time and it was the event of my brothers wedding that finally made up my mind. So where to start??? To a complete novice, the camcorder market is bristling with choices and covers such a...

DV-IN, Ease of Operation, Weight

None that are apparent

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: LegendaryMrDude (dooyoo.co.uk)

Panasonic NV DS28EG : You get your DV-IN, you get your DV-OUT

 

I had been contemplating the purchase of a camcorder for some time and it was the event of my brothers wedding that finally made up my mind. So where to start??? To a complete novice, the camcorder market is bristling with choices and covers such a...

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: LegendaryMrDude (dooyoo.co.uk)

Panasonic NV-DS28EG: You get your DV-IN, you get your DV-OUT

 

I had been contemplating the purchase of a camcorder for some time and it was the event of my brothers wedding that finally made up my mind. So where to start??? To a complete novice, the camcorder market is bristling with choices and covers such a...

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: SJ2571 (productreview.com.au)

Terrible

 

A great camera let down by audio dropout and firewire issues. Avoid.

Great image and sound recordings. It uses tapes, which means long-term storage without risk of a hard drive crash. Very easy to use, and the 10x optical zoom is a great bonus. Can shoot in dark conditions at the flick of a switch the the 0-Lux function...

When transferring video from the firewire port to PC, you may get occasional audio dropouts. A workaround is to have another video source plugged into the camcorder (such as a VHS machine playing a tape) and the dropouts cease. The firewire port also...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Panasonic camcorders are easier than ever to operate. Known for being the smallest in the world, they have broken their own record and become even smaller and slimmer. The result is an ergonomically compact body and a comfortable hold that enables filming stability in any situation. This Panasonic NV-DS 28 digital video camera has a 600x Digital Zoom, Progressive Photoshot, 2.5" LCD Monitor, Digital Effects. Its Digital Still Picture Terminal allows an easy connecting to a PC and Digital Photoshot and Super Image Stabilizer help to get only the highest quality video. It also features DV IN/OUT Terminal (I-Link), Zoom Microphone, Smart Wind Cut.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.9cm
Height:9.6cm
Weight:0.6kg
Width:7.7cm

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aperture-priority / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Shutter-priority / Sports mode / Spotlight

General Features

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

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DS28
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Lens System

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

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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 Stabiliser:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:600
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative / Positive / Sepia / Solarisation / Strobe / Tracer / Wipe
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor