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Panasonic PV VM202

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Panasonic PV VM202. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The zoom and portability also get good comments. There are some negative opinions about the battery and durability. There are mixed opinions on the color and reliability.

price, portability, zoom, size, design

usability, viewfinder, durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV VM202 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Ben Long (pcworld.com)

Panasonic PV-VM202

 

Good video quality ; Unique modular design

Suffers from artifacts common to most single-CCD camcorders ; Poor still-photo quality

Jan, 2003

Expert review by: Joe McCleskey (videomaker.com)

Panasonic PV-VM202

 

An excellent choice for those who want portability in a combination digital still and DV camera.

Excellent digital still features, including flash, Headphone jack, Innovative, useful design

Tape ejects from bottom of camera, Hand-strap was uncomfortable, No microphone jack

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: mosmof (epinions.com)

Stands up to any in its class

 

Great Ebay deal. This camera was a display model from Ritz Camera, so it has seen limited use. Has a ...

Great quality video. Compact. 18x zoom range.

BW viewfinder. Short battery life. Entirely menu driven.

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: jackmahagauf (epinions.com)

Great little digital camcorder

 

I?ve written a few reviews here at epinions.com by now, and this is the first one in which, truly, I don?t have a single bad thing to say. The PV-DV900 is a lovely little product. When I bought mine, about eighteen months ago, I paid $700.00 for it....

Solid, small & light, takes great footage, and supports Firewire

Uh... let me get back to you on that...

Jan, 2002

Consumer review by: Hal2001 (epinions.com)

Good Basic MiniDV Camcorder

 

The Panasonic PV-DV900 is a first impression a little disappointing due to the more plastic feel and fixed angle eye piece, as well as the cassette door opening from the bottom. This is based on previous experience with Sony Digital 8 cameras having...

Price, Image Quality, light weight, Good control placement, Firewire

Feels a little flimsy, tape loading from bottom, no-frills camcorder

Dec, 2001

Consumer review by: frizzymaster (epinions.com)

The "P" in Panasonic stands for "perfect."

 

First, let me give you a little background information. I am a full-time bargain hunter, and when I decided to invest in a camcorder, I was looking only for the best and cheapest, and I found it in this wonderful little camcorder.

Great price, great LCD picture and screen, professional-looking video, dual camera mode, Firewire port

Media price, a little bit of trouble with Firewire

Nov, 2001

Consumer review by: mediageek (epinions.com)

Good Cam for Cheap

 

Last week I received my Panasonic PVDV900 digital camcorder that I bought at auction on Ubid.com. I'm a big believer in not paying full price for technology and gadgets, and also a big believer in not buying in at the top of the curve. You get far...

Easy to use manual focus ; Sharp B/W viewfinder ; Mic and headphone jacks

Non-pivoting or moving viewfinder ; Weird bottom loading for tape

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: paulstrovsky (epinions.com)

Good camcorder for under $500

 

After reading and rereading Epinions on DV camcorders, and checking prices, I settled on a refurbished pv-dv900 for 386.65 plus shipping ($20 for express or something) from pcrush.com. I was particularly interested in Panasonic because I have been very...

Pros ; price, quality, size, IEEE 1394

somewhat noisy, cumbersome menu navigation, my b&w viewfinder doesn't work

Jul, 2001

Consumer review by: sprintdrcd (epinions.com)

Great recording but editing is very slow

 

I love making home videos in VHS, but found the quality of the videos to be substandard. Poor colour and poor copies have limited their usefulness. I tried a miniDV camera and loved it. The Panasonic PV-DV 900 has so many features, that it takes...

Great picture quality

Difficult to edit more than 20 minutes of video

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: Neel21 (epinions.com)

Zoom in with Panasonic

 

Yet, another great product from Panasonic. I have used this video camera for a wedding and the results were just great. It had a built in screen which can be tilted in different angles as well as color finder. It is really great that it has a 300...

300 zoom in, great photos

gets dirty quickly

Jan, 2000
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