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Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV400

alaTest has collected and analysed 52 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the memory and reliability. Ratings about the resolution and color are different.

price, usability, image quality, portability, battery

features, reliability, memory

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and price are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the battery and reliability. Comments are divided on the image quality.

usability, portability, price, design

reliability, battery

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-DV400 Digital CamcorderPanasonic PV-DV400 Digital Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-DV400 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

The PV-DV400 is a middle range model in Panasonic's Digital line. It has an MSRP of $1,099, inexpensive for a MiniDV format camcorder. The camcorder has the standard IEEE1394 FireWire editing protocol that transfers your footage to a computer for...

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: paul763 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Panasonic PV DV 400 : Superb Digital Camera

 

I am very happy with this digital camcorder.I was looking for a small, light-weight recorder that was easy to use and this is exactly that.The picture and sound quality are excellent. the 3-way PC LINK is easy to connect and an excellent features that...

Jul, 2000

Consumer review by: paul763 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Panasonic PV-DV400: Superb Digital Camera

 

I am very happy with this digital camcorder.I was looking for a small, light-weight recorder that was easy to use and this is exactly that.The picture and sound quality are excellent. the 3-way PC LINK is easy to connect and an excellent features that...

300x digital zoom,picture quality

nothing

Jul, 2000

Consumer review by: D. Smallwood (shopzilla.com)

Almost impossible to get pictures to pc

 

It is easy to use

Almost impossible to download pictures from camera to pc

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: KEN GREGORY (shopzilla.com)

BROKEN A/V CABLE

 

I DON'T HAVE ANY

FAULTY A/V CABLE

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: dj_muddy (epinions.com)

Great Camcorder, Bad Camera

 

I bought this camcorder after looking for one for over a year. It was just over $800 USD and was the current model.

Small Size ; Great Features, Quality

Still Picture quality is horrible ; night vision resets to default after each use

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: jag2112 (epinions.com)

Panasonic PV-DV400 PalmCorder - Is it worth the extra money ?

 

I've been an avid videographer since the birth of my daughter back in July of 2000. Since that time, I was making exceptional use of my Panasonic PV-DV200 Mini DV Digital Palm Corder and I couldn't be happier with it (see my earlier review). But...

Exceptional video quality. Decent Digital Stills. Loaded with features. Easy to use.

More bells and whistles than 'cheaper' models, but not really worth the extra money.

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: WhtdoIKnow (epinions.com)

Nice Overall Package + Good Value

 

I looked over a variety of DV camcorders but was sold on the Panasonic mid-line models due to the excellent zoom range, digital still capability and overall inclusive feature set for the price. I've used my DV400 for about 8 months now and am really...

Features vs Price, Lens, Ease of connections, Size, Still camera

Remote optional, proprietary memory card for still storage

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: titaniumtommy (epinions.com)

Hey whaddaya want for $500?!?

 

I bought this camera based on a few factors, but the most important factor was price. You see I got this camera for a little over $500 and then I got a $100 rebate! What a deal! You can still find this camera for about $550 (mid-August 2001).

Great LCD, cheap, good battery life (with optional 5hr. battery)

Picture quality is so-so for DV

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: turbohawk (epinions.com)

Not a bad camera if you get it on sale

 

I was in the market for a new camcorder that had computer connectivity features. For the money, this model had more than other brands, especially with the built-in digital camera mode, albeit it's not very good resolution.

Small Size, built-in digital camera, FireWire connectivity, Good battery life

Digital pics only at 640X480, Could have sharper picture

Jul, 2001