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Panasonic NV-DS30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Panasonic NV-DS30. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the zoom and battery.

price, portability, usability, image quality, durability

design, battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-DS30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Panasonic NV-DS30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the zoom.

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV DS30 Mini-DV Camcorder [DV-in/out]Panasonic NV DS30 Mini-DV Camcorder [DV-in/out]

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Panasonic super compact digital video cameras have a wide selection of easy-to-use features. All Panasonic digital video cameras have i.Link DV Out terminals and some have DV In as well. Those with both allow footage to be downloaded from the camera via the i.Link DV Out into a PC for editing and then transferred back to the camera via the i.Link DV In for easy storage on tape. Analog In/Out terminals on some models enable conversion of analog videos to a clearer more versatile digital form. The Panasonic NV DS30 camcorder is a digital video camera with super image stabilizer and DV Input.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):60min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


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

Dimensions & Weight


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:Beach/snow / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight/Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV/Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Black / Silver/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


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:500
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Picture-in-Picture / Slim / Stretch / Strobe / Tracer / Wipe/Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-Picture / Picture-in-Picture / Slim / Stretch / Strobe / Tracer


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white/Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor