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Panasonic VDR-160 DVD Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Panasonic VDR-160 DVD Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The price and zoom are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic VDR-160 DVD Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Panasonic VDR-160 DVD Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the size and durability are generally positive. The price and zoom are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

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Is the cheapest i've owned but results indicate it is a quality product. Have a supplementary battery and recommend one to travellers. Hard to be dissatisfied.

User friendly quality pictures (colour & resolution). Tolerates low light lightweight and is value for money. Took it overseas - fell off my hand but functions well. Zoom is handy but like all ccorder a tripod is recommended for zooming. Happy. Mix of...

Av cable for downloading is a propriety cable and not readily available if replacement is necessary. Bought some Sony dvd's in Europe. Appeared to record ok but is not responding when played back. Not sure about the audio capture and clarity.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Panasonic is introducing a series of new DVD video cameras that support a wide range of DVD recording media. The series includes the VDR-D160 as well, which is a compact model that attaches importance to the reduction of weight, thus completing a full line-up of DVD video cameras satisfying a variety of needs. Furthermore, in addition to conventional DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, and DVD-R recording media, the new digital video cameras support dual layer (DL) DVD-R discs with a storage capacity of 2.6GB, thus overwhelmingly excelling conventional single layer DVD-R discs with a storage capacity of 1.4GB and making the new models much more user-friendly than conventional models.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic VDR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.9
Max Focal Length:57mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:30
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.3Megapixel
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
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:1000
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor