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Panasonic NV-DS60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Panasonic NV-DS60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and color are on the whole positive. The zoom and price also get good opinions. Many are negative about the image quality and battery. There are some mixed views about the durability.

usability, price, zoom, color, portability

battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-DS60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Panasonic NV-DS60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the image quality and durability.

usability, portability, price, size

durability, image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV-DS60B Camcorder Dv 10xzoom 2.5"LcdPanasonic NV-DS60B Camcorder Dv 10xzoom 2.5"Lcd

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: nevillestyke (

Not Modern Enough For Windows7?


Great little camcorder which fits in the palm of your hand. Lots of useful features including built-in video light. Although it plays back recorded video from other Panasonic camcorders in great quality, it seems to struggle with tapes recorded on...

Small, portable, good quality video and sound recording

A bit outdated

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

The NV-DS60 is the perfect camcorder for video newcomers. Small and compact, it is nevertheless very good value for money and also offers outstanding picture quality. It's equipped with an 800,000 pixel CCD, 10-power optical zoom, 2.5" LCD monitor, and a super image stabilizer for absolutely still images. The built-in zoom microphone, the video light, and the NightView in color ensure additional video fun.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
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:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
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
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Solarisation / Strobe / Trail / Wipe/Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Solarisation / Strobe / Trail / Wipe


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic