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Panasonic PV DV 950

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Panasonic PV DV 950. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and battery. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the connectivity and reliability, and there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, image quality, portability, battery, durability

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV DV 950 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic PV DV 950 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the durability and battery are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

price, portability, usability, battery, durability


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-DV950 Digital PalmCorderPanasonic PV-DV950 Digital PalmCorder

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Robin Liss (

Panasonic PV-DV950 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders


The PV-DV950 is a higher end model in Panasonic's DV line. It has an MSRP of $2,699. It differs from the features in the 800, 600, 400, 200 and 100 models and is a pro-sumer's camcorder. It has 3 CCDs, which will allow you to capture quality clear...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Don Collins (

Benchmark: Panasonic PV-DV950 Mini DV Camcorder


Panasonic PV-DV950 Mini DV Camcorder

Stills only 1 megapixel

May, 2000

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Panasonic PV-DV950: Panasonic DOESN'T Care


On August 13, 2002 I purchase a PVDV952. On it's first day of use on October 3, 2002, after only one hour of recording, it completely died. After sending the camcorder on October 4, 2002 to the required Panasonic repair center, five states away and...


unreliable, died within one hour

Dec, 2002

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A good camera, if you shoot in well-lit areas


There are things I like about the PV-DV950, and things I don't like so much about this camera.

Overall very good picture quality

Low-light performance is poor

Apr, 2003

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I've had my PV-DV950 for one year (since late-2000) and have thoroughly enjoyed using it. The image and audio quality is great. Easy to use. 5 AE settings and also very flexible in manual mode.

3-CCD. Great quality videos.

Electronic Image Stabilization (Optical is better). Expensive.

Oct, 2001

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Panasonic PV-DV950 MiniDV Digital Camcorder


Excellent picture quality due in part to 3CCD, compact, convenient, easy to use

Not cheap

Oct, 2000

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Shoot Videos that will make you jump out of your chair


Ahh, Finally my choice is clear. A better DV in the palm of my hands.

3 CCD's Ease of Use

Headphone Jack location

Apr, 2000

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Panasonic PV-DV950 Mini DV Camcorder


Excellent picture quality due in part to 3CCD, compact, convenient, easy to use

Not cheap