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Panasonic VDR-D300

Panasonic VDR-D300
alaScore 82

94 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Panasonic VDR-D300. 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The portability and image quality also get good comments.

usability, image quality, portability, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic VDR-D300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic VDR-D300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-D300 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Views about the zoom and design are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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reliability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VDR-D300 3.1MP 3CCD DVD Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic VDR-D300 3.1MP 3CCD DVD Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A high performance video camera that could use a little tweaking

Good video quality, above average still images

A little awkward to hold, controls not that nice to use

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic VDR-D300

 

The Panasonic VDR-D300 doesn't force you to compromise video quality for convenience.

Decent low-light performance ; Vibrant colour ; Solid battery life ; Acceptable still quality

Optical zoom is only 10x ; No analogue input ; No video light

Still images had good colour but lacked sharpness in heavily textured areas. In particular, indoor shots with flash had a noticeably fuzzy quality to them. Overall, still quality is decent -- acceptable for candid shooting, but you wouldn't want to use...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: Carl Stilling - South Africa (cnet.com.au)

"Excellent video quality on convenient DVD media"

 

This is a great value DVD camcorder considering the 3CCD's and DVD writing capability with excellent video quality. Although not initially impressed with the fact that finalising of disks requires the power supply to be connected, I found that many...

Great video quality. Easy to use. Above average battery life. Convenience of DVD storage media

Only 10x zoom. Need to finalise disks using power supply only (no battery finalising). Using LCD screen inverted as light source not very efficient

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: pacwrat (cnet.com.au)

"Quick, good to excellent quality"

 

The only downside so far is that the AC adaptor needs to be connected to transfer stills from the CD card or to finalise the -R/-RW discs.

Apr, 2006

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.35

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Minimum illumination:1

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card/SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8cm
Height:8.7cm
Weight:585g
Width:6.3cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:D300EB-S/VDR-D300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DVD e.cam/Panasonic VDR

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:2.4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter Size:3.7
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB
Manual Focus: Yes

Ports & interfaces

S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black & white fader/Black fader / White fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.7
Height :13.8
Weight:585
Width:6.3