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Panasonic VDR-D100

Panasonic VDR-D100
alaScore 77

96 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Panasonic VDR-D100. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good reviews, whereas there are mixed comments on the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic VDR-D100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D100 from The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the color and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the size.

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25% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VDRD100EB Digital Video Camera - SilverPanasonic VDRD100EB Digital Video Camera - Silver

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic VDR-D100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the design and zoom are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the reliability and portability.

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71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VDR-D100 DVD Camcorder with 30x Optical ZoomPanasonic VDR-D100 DVD Camcorder with 30x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Haynes (

Panasonic VDR-D100


Panasonic's D100 has some modest specifications, sporting only standard 4:3 capture with no native widescreen recording. The D100 has a 1/6in CCD sensor with 400K effective pixels. It doesn't take still images, so if that feature is on your wish list,...

In anything other than good natural light, the D100 suffered obtrusive and persistent blotchy noise issues and compression artefacts. The Panasonic's automatic white balance frequently wandered into much warmer tones, occasionally resulting in...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: (

Panasonic VDR-D100 review


The VDR-D100 is only a touch bigger and heavier than the DC19, but it feels bulkier in your hand.

This is the cheapest DVD camcorder in the group, but it doesn't have the immediate appeal of Canon's DC19.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic VDR-D100E DVD Camcorder


It's a no frills, simple to use camcorder that will find favour with newbies looking for the convenience of DVD recording and clip management. 30x zoom is a bonus, as is general functionality.

The low price point inevitably leads to some compromise when shooting in low light. 4:3 "cinema" widescreen mode is a bit of a waste these days, and the 1000x digital zoom is superfluous.

It's a perfectly good camcorder for the complete beginner with a limited budget, no desire for complex features and the convenience of direct-to-DVD disc recording with no fuss.

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Panasonic VDR-D100


Not yet reviewed by editors.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The VDR-D100 is Panasonic's lowest priced DVD camcorder being sold this year. As a replacement to the VDR-M53, it will provide some much needed additions while, unfortunately, losing some of the features that distinguished the VDR-M53 from the...

Great Manual controls, -Priced for budget consumers looking for the DVD format, -Far better joystick interface in comparison to previous Panasonic models

No still features, -Dull video quality that struggled with heavy levels of noise, -Swapping out DVDs every 18 minutes with highest quality record mode, -Electronic rather than Optical Image Stabilization

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: James Murray (

Panasonic VDR-D100 Camcorder Review


The Panasonic VDR-D100 is the lowest-end DVD camcorder the company is offering this year. It lacks all the features that you typically miss in the entry-level models - a 2.5" rather than 2.7" LCD, and there is no still media card because the camcorder...

The VDR-D100 is just what you would expect from an entry-level model. It performs comparably to other camcorders in its price class, while lacking the features that make you want to go out and buy the better equipped sibling models. The VDR-D100 lacks...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: James Murray (

Panasonic VDR-D100


The Panasonic VDR-D100 produced an unexceptional image at 3000 lux under our standardized conditions. It's what you'd expect from a camcorder of this caliber. Inside, the D100 has a 1/6" CCD producing 680K gross (340K effective) pixels. What it yields...

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: shona (

Panasonic VDR-D100EG


very easy to use, lightweight and compact

none found so far

May, 2007

Consumer review by: wee96 (



This is a really nice camcorder, with almost everything the average shooter will want. The image stabilization is amazing and helps out ALOT especially when in zoom. The quality is decent even at the lowest setting, although its only 17 minutes per...

Small, light, long battery life, lcd, high pass audio filter (wind), compatible with dvd-r/w, 30x optical zoom, EIS

No night shot, alittle noisy in dark shots, highest quality recording is only 17 minutes per disc, no software for editing, loading times are a bit annoying with the disc at times as well as slightly buzzy occasionally when reading or writing to disc

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: buyer84 (

4 stars


4 stars

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

The Panasonic VDR-D100B is a DVD video camera with the world's most powerful 30x optical zoom, multi-format recording DVD-RAM/-RW/-R, and Super Image Stabilizer. The VDR-D100B boasts the Super Image Stabilizer (S.I.S) system, which compensates for the effect of handshake as you shoot movie and still images - resulting in clear, sharp images. Gyro sensors detect the amount and direction of handshake and linear motors optically adjust the lenses as needed to compensate. Through the continuing pursuit of operating ease, Panasonic has added a wide range of user-friendly functions and improvements to the DVD digital video camera range.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DVD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.9
Max Focal Length:57mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor