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Panasonic DVD DIGA Palmcorder VDR-M53

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Panasonic DVD DIGA Palmcorder VDR-M53. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and image quality. The portability and price also get good opinions, but many are critical about the battery and reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, color

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic DVD DIGA Palmcorder VDR-M53 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DVD DIGA Palmcorder VDR-M53

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Panasonic DVD DIGA Palmcorder VDR-M53 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The portability and price also get good views. Some have doubts about the image quality and reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, size

reliability, image quality

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VDR-M53 DVD Camcorder w/24x Optical ZoomPanasonic VDR-M53 DVD Camcorder w/24x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Panasonic VDR-M53 miniDVD camcorder

 

The Panasonic VDR-M53 miniDVD camcorder is the most inexpensive DVD camcorder we've seen—and performs like it.

Easy-to-use menus. Good zoom range. Quite inexpensive.

Mediocre video quality. Some manual controls were difficult to use. Colors should be more accurate.

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Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Panasonic's entry level camcorder, the VDR-M53, attempts to provide convenience and affordability to its users.  Its "Naked Disc" format, also offered other Panasonic DVD cams, provides better access to footage by allowing it to be viewed on a computer...

Naked Disc Compatibility, -Video Performance

Low Light Performance, -Button Placement

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Matt Culler (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic VDR-M53 Camcorder Review - Panasonic DVD Camcorders

 

Panasonic's VDR-M53 is the company's most stripped-down DVD camcorder to date, and as such ties Sony's DCR-DVD92 for this year's cheapest, most affordable DVD camcorder. It can be had for around five hundred bones, though it lacks some key features. It...

May, 2005

Consumer review (shopping.com)

A good basic camera... but Panasonic has moved on

 

I love this camera. for the price I paid (about $350 new) it works great. It's small, easy to handle, has reasonably good sound and works in most light conditions.

small, light and it uses cheap DVD-R's No more cassettes! yeah

it gets hot to the touch. battery life is not great ~45 mins

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A good basic camera... but Panasonic has moved on

 

small, light and it uses cheap DVD-R's No more cassettes! yeah!

it gets hot to the touch. battery life is not great ~45 mins

Jun, 2006