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Panasonic VDR-D300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic VDR-D300

 

Panasonic has created the best DVD based camcorder on the market.

Panasonic has clearly attempted to apply the same strategy to the DVD camcorder which has been such a success for it in the DV world – namely, bringing three-CCD technology down to a much lower price point. Just as this has brought new levels of image...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : James Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic VDR-D300

 

It's a surprise to see the very consumer-oriented DVD camcorder format – whose big selling point is supposed to be that you can take the disc and stick it in your DVD player to watch it – married to semi-pro three-CCD (charge-coupled devices) optics in...

With the VDR-D300, Panasonic has successfully combined the manual features and image quality of a three-CCD camcorder with the convenience of DVD. You're paying a slight premium for the recording format, but in return you get the best combination of...

May, 2006

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Panasonic VDR-D300

 

The popularity of the DVD video cameras is growing day by day and the Panasonic VDR-D300 is the world's first DVD video camera to be equipped with both 3CCD and Optical Image Stabilizing technology. The owner of this remarkable camcorder will enjoy...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Which? (which.co.uk)

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Sep, 2006

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

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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 : Thomas Ricker (engadget.com)

Panasonic's VDR-D300 DVD camcorder reviewed

 

If you're one of those taken-in by the convenience of direct-to-DVD camcorderin' then listen up! DigitalTrends has a review of the Panasonic VDR-D300 video camera which they call the "best DVD camcorder" they've ever tested. Those "superb" videos and...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

DVD Camcorder Takes High-Quality Video

 

Panasonic's VDR-D300, though expensive, does its job quite well.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.com)

Image quality

 

Panasonic VDR-D300

Decent low-light performance; vibrant color; solid battery life; acceptable still quality.

Optical zoom is only 10X; no analog input; no video light.

Rivaling its MiniDV competitors in a variety of shooting conditions, the Panasonic VDR-D300 doesn't force you to compromise video quality for the convenience of shooting directly on DVD.

Mar, 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

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

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The VDR-D300 is Panasonic's top-of-the-line DVD camcorder, a 3-chip model with excellent specs and features. At $999 (MSRP), the D300 is a strong competitor for best DVD camcorder of year, going head to head with the Sony's offering, the DCR-DVD505....

Accessory shoe, -Manual controls provide an immense amount of customization, -Simple administrative menu structure

Joystick control doesn't slide through manual options, instead requiring, the user to re-activate the joystick for each, step of a manual control, -Compression levels for DVD camcorders, -Poor flash placement to the side of the camcorder lens

Apr, 2006

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