Reviews and Problems with Panasonic DV Proline AG-DVC7
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I didn't get what I paid for
Dustin Alexander-Pérez, Amazon
9 October 2013
Summary: I don't like writing bad reviews, but while this camera, if it were brand new, would be one of my first choices, the camera I received did not live up to its description. It had obviously been very used and there were significant parts missing; primarily the software to make the cam work with our computers was not available. I didn't mind the cosmetic damage as that's obvious with a used item, but this camera was not new as advertised.
Summary: I purchased this cam as my first and frontline camera for use in weddings, shows, and other events. To me, it is very lightweight. Picks up the slightest movement. The mic is very sensitive... picks up the noise from your tripod when moving - seriously. As for picture quality, its great when shot outdoors or with strong indoor lighting. Otherwise, in darkened areas or low light venues good luck!
Summary: I purchased two AG-DVC7 Panasonic camcorder between 3 and 4 years ago, one used, one brand new. I very seldom use them to record direct to tape. We basically set them on a tripod and use S-video to feed in to a video mixer as we records live. The record feature on the camera has been barely used and yet one day last year both of them stopped recording to tape at about the same time. I was advised to press the rest button, this failed. The system stated needs servicing.
Havre used the camera for 3 years...not bad..good picture quality, looks professional to your clients
J. Osuna "Video Productions", Amazon
30 October 2009
Summary: Have used the camcorder for over 3 years, our retired community video club owns two of them. Has great picture quality in good lighting, rivals my 3CCD Cannon GL-2. The Panasonic does a decent job on lower lighting situations. I frequently use it to partner up with my Cannon GL-2 for the second camera shots.
Summary: I'll be diplomatic and say this isn't a bad camera. But I used to shoot a lot of live events and concerts, and with a DVX100 and a DVC80 to choose from, this camera would always get stuck on the lowest priority shot. It's big, but mostly hollow, so it's almost as light as a Canon ZR series. In sunlight or other bright light, you're fine, but in low light you really know it's a 1-CCD camera. The colors wash out and the picture gets noisy.
Summary: Like the other review said, this is a good starter camera. After being out of the video business for about 5 years I decided to by this camera for a wedding I was shooting. I got it at a great price. There are a few problems though. It's a little hard to deal with in low light. I have a mounted 150-watt light and it still hard to deal with. If you gain up one it's kind of grainy. But if you are not doing anything that is broadcast quality then this is a good camera.