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Panasonic PV-DV953 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Panasonic PV-DV953 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. People really like the design and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the durability. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV-DV953 Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV-DV953 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Panasonic PV-DV953 Mini DV Digital Camcorder from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the durability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVDV953 MiniDV Camcorder with 3.5" LCD, 3CCD, and 16MB SDPanasonic PVDV953 MiniDV Camcorder with 3.5" LCD, 3CCD, and 16MB SD

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Panasonic PV-DV953

 

The only three-CCD camcorder in the roundup, the Panasonic PV-DV953 ($1,499 direct) offers a strong range of features and is ideal for tripod use. It produced very good video and still-image quality under optimal lighting conditions, but quality...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by: Bryan Hastings (pcworld.com)

Panasonic PV-DV953

 

Bristling with features, the PV-DV953 offers great-looking video and plenty of controls for the serious videographer.

Although it is on the expensive side, the PV-DV953 is a great choice for the serious videographer.

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: Bryan Hastings (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV953

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-DV953 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

The PV-DV953 is a revolutionary quality camcorder, breaking the barrier on price for entry level three chip camcorders (the camcorders which produce the best quality image), carrying a low MSRP of $1,499. Panasonic announced the PV-DV953 at the 2003...

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: DrPhilro (shopzilla.com)

From a Semi-Pro: Every bit as good as a GL2

 

Crisp Picture, Great colors, Easily comparable to the GL1/2

Haven't figured out how to dump from computer to camera yet.

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: tiggiler (shopzilla.com)

If you can find one, I definately recommend you buy it.

 

Ease of Use - Menu and buttons laid out very well

Low Light Recording - Can be a little dark - Minor Con

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: jjobie (shopzilla.com)

FANTASTIC camera for the price

 

External mike DOES work and so does USB for SD stills!

Bad in low light, 16:9 squeeze mode isn't quite perfect

May, 2004

Consumer review by: moses (shopzilla.com)

know respons

 

i like the pro

i don't mined

May, 2004

Consumer review by: joats (shopzilla.com)

I love this Camera.

 

Stunning Quality, Great still picture quality

Image quality suffers in low light situations.

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: Daniko (shopzilla.com)

Great camera, unbelieavable price, Mic input works normal

 

This camera is packed with features even a pro can use

compared to 3 and 4k cameras, it's a little less forgiving

Jan, 2004