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Panasonic NV DS 27

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Panasonic NV DS 27. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV DS 27 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Panasonic NV DS 27 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the battery and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Mini-DV Camcorder - NV DS27Panasonic Mini-DV Camcorder - NV DS27

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications

The NV DS27 is a compact model offering high-quality digital video features, multimedia compatibility and the 2.5" Smart-Turn LCD monitor. Super Image Stabilizer suppresses hand shake. Digital still picture terminal lets you transfer pictures directly to your PC for added creativity. Zoom microphone adjusts automatically according to the zoom setting of the lens. Motion sensor function automatically starts recording when movement is detected and can be used in conjunction with the Nightview function.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:46.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:600
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative / Positive / Sepia / Solarisation / Strobe / Tracer / Wipe


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor