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Panasonic NV-DS30

We have collected and analysed 1 expert reviews and 46 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is 08-04-2003. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 74/100 = Good. Last update: 17-12-2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Panasonic NV-DS30 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 Reviewers really like the durability and image quality. The price and portability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the zoom.

usability, portability, price, image quality, durability


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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV DS30 Mini-DV Camcorder [DV-in/out]Panasonic NV DS30 Mini-DV Camcorder [DV-in/out]

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications

Panasonic super compact digital video cameras have a wide selection of easy-to-use features. All Panasonic digital video cameras have i.Link DV Out terminals and some have DV In as well. Those with both allow footage to be downloaded from the camera via the i.Link DV Out into a PC for editing and then transferred back to the camera via the i.Link DV In for easy storage on tape. Analog In/Out terminals on some models enable conversion of analog videos to a clearer more versatile digital form. The Panasonic NV DS30 camcorder is a digital video camera with super image stabilizer and DV Input.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):60min

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:Beach/snow / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight/Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV/Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:36mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Colour:Black / Silver/Silver

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:500
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Picture-in-Picture / Slim / Stretch / Strobe / Tracer / Wipe/Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-Picture / Picture-in-Picture / Slim / Stretch / Strobe / Tracer


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white/Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor