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Panasonic DVD DIGA Palmcorder VDR-M53

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Panasonic DVD DIGA Palmcorder VDR-M53. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but the battery and reliability get critical views.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic DVD DIGA Palmcorder VDR-M53 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DVD DIGA Palmcorder VDR-M53

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Panasonic DVD DIGA Palmcorder VDR-M53 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but the image quality and reliability get negative views.

usability, price, portability, design, size

reliability, image quality

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Panasonic VDR-M53 miniDVD camcorder

 

CCDType: Single CCD, Video Recording Format: DVD-RAM, Video Recording Format: DVD-R

Easy-to-use menus. Good zoom range. Quite inexpensive.

Mediocre video quality. Some manual controls were difficult to use. Colors should be more accurate.

The Panasonic VDR-M53 miniDVD camcorder is the most inexpensive DVD camcorder we've seenand performs like it. Still, the price is right if you can live with less-than-perfect video quality.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Panasonic's entry level camcorder, the VDR-M53, attempts to provide convenience and affordability to its users.  Its "Naked Disc" format, also offered other Panasonic DVD cams, provides better access to footage by allowing it to be viewed on a computer...

Naked Disc Compatibility, -Video Performance

Low Light Performance, -Button Placement

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Matt Culler (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic VDR-M53 Camcorder Review - Panasonic DVD Camcorders

 

Panasonic's VDR-M53 is the company's most stripped-down DVD camcorder to date, and as such ties Sony's DCR-DVD92 for this year's cheapest, most affordable DVD camcorder. It can be had for around five hundred bones, though it lacks some key features. It...

May, 2005

Consumer review by: careful2 (epinions.com)

A good basic camera... but Panasonic has moved on

 

small, light and it uses cheap DVD-R's No more cassettes! yeah!

it gets hot to the touch. battery life is not great ~45 mins

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: careful2 (shopping.com)

A good basic camera... but Panasonic has moved on

 

I love this camera. for the price I paid (about $350 new) it works great. It's small, easy to handle, has reasonably good sound and works in most light conditions.

small, light and it uses cheap DVD-R's No more cassettes! yeah

it gets hot to the touch. battery life is not great ~45 mins

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: jrkola (pricegrabber.com)

DVD RAM a big draw back

 

Over all its worth for money The DVD burned by this product can be viewed in various formats and platforms. We can burn it different option. Easy to load it into computer and it can be edited in different formats

Very clear picture, easy handling, very handy and less than a pound weight

not good in the dark and low lights....may be i need to look further with options for night pictures

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: jrkola (pricegrabber.com)

DVD RAM a big draw back

 

Very clear picture, easy handling, very handy and less than a pound weight

not good in the dark and low lights....may be i need to look further with options for night pictures

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: sivu_cit (pricegrabber.com)

This product is very compact and stylish. It give ...

 

This product is very compact and stylish. It gives more clarity and high resolution. It is easy to handle. The DVD burned by this product can be viewed in various formats and platforms. We can burn it different option. Easy to load it into computer and...

More clarity wigh high resolution, Easy to handle. Works on various DVD platforms. world wide acceptable voltage range from 140- 240 volts

Needs little more options while shooting pictures in night

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: sivu_cit (pricegrabber.com)

Panasonic MultiCam VDR-M53 DVD Digital Camcorder

 

This product is very compact and stylish.

More clarity wigh high resolution, Easy to handle. Works on various DVD platforms. world wide acceptable voltage range from 140- 240 volts.

Needs little more options while shooting pictures in night

Jun, 2005