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Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV102

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV102. 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. Opinions about the color and size are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability and battery.

price, usability, portability, size, color

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV102 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV102 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and color. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reliability.

price, usability, portability, color, size


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVDV102 MiniDV Multicam Digital Camcorder w/ 2.5" Color LCD and SD DrivePanasonic PVDV102 MiniDV Multicam Digital Camcorder w/ 2.5" Color LCD and SD Drive

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Panasonic PV-DV102 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders


The Panasonic PV-DV102 is Panasonic's second to lowest MiniDV camcorder. The PV-DV102's major upgrade over the lower PV-DV52 is much improved still support. The camcorder provides excellent still performance and features for it's price range. The...

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: hobbiest (



ease of use

seems to be very delicate peace of equipment

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: ianc4262 (

Excellent entry level DV Cam


Other reviewers have given more technical details so I'll tend to gloss over there. The camera has 10x optical zoom which is a bit weak but about standard for most DV cams. The digital zoom goes to 700x but that is just showboating and has not real...

Good image quality, compact size, built in light.

SD card not standard. Poor still images

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: vidcameras4me (

Great Camera Overall in my Opinion


I just bought the Panasonic PV-DV 102 about a week ago at Circuit City, and I mostly like it. I still have not figured out all the many functions it has to offer, but I can tell you about most of them.

High quality video, good "on camera" effects, USB and Fire Wire (i link) capabilities.

Short battery life, low quality photos, no mic. input

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: dohagan (

It works well as a video camera, but don't take photos with it


I read a load of reviews and tested out a number of Camcorders in electronics shops before deciding on the DV102 and I must say that I have not been disappointed with it.

Price, features, video quality.

battery/mains design.

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: kp_online (

Panasonic PV-DV102 Digital Palmcorder MultiCam Camcorder


I purchased PV-DV102 for $599 at local electronics store. It is good for recording video and playing it directly on TV. The audio recording is also good and clear.

Uses Mini-DV, and has digital recording feature

Not good if you want to transfer video to PC.

May, 2002

Consumer review by: jasonjoel (

Good entry level DV Camcorder


After using this camcorder for over about two months, I can say overall I like it.

Good movie quality, easy to use, ability to take still photos directly to SD/MMC card

Average/Poor still photo quality, only 10X zoom, short battery life with included battery

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: DigiReview (

Panasonic PV-DV102

Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: dkozin (

Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV102 Mini DV Camcorder


Price, size, features, picture quality in video mode, USB connection, FireWire, "SD drive"

Still pictures have low resolution, only 10x zoom, no remote included