Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV910
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poor repair service
Andre Hebra, Amazon
14 December 1999
Summary: When my camera was 4 months old, it malfunctioned. Per instructions, I checked the error code, recorded the code and sent for repair. The response was frustrating to say the least, I would assume an error code would give an indication of the region of problem since there are a series of codes. However, the response is a clerical person calling to get authorization for a blanket charge of $295 plus shipping to even look at the camera.
Summary: New Digital8 Video Recording Up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution Video8/Hi8 Playback New 20x Optical/360x Digital Zoom New NightShot with Slow Shutter 0 lux up to 10 feet away using the built-in infrared system LaserLinkTM Wireless Transmitter with TV Control Wireless connection between your camera and TV, up to 16 feet (requires optional IFT-R10 receiver.
Summary: I was quite excited to acquire the PV-DV910, until I discovered 2 major "problems": the camera has no input device (i.e., if you want to translate your VHS into digital, tough luck), and most ridiculous, the unit shuts off every few (short!!!) minutes, so that when you record, and stop for a while, waiting for the best shot, the camera shuts off automatically, and by the time you reboot, you have lost a valuable shot.