Excerpt: The VDR-D100 is Panasonic’s lowest priced DVD camcorder being sold this year. As a replacement to the VDR-M53, it will provide some much needed additions while, unfortunately, losing some of the features that distinguished the VDR-M53 from the competition. This version has an identically sized LCD with lower resolution, no accessory cold shoe, no mic-in port, and no still image capabilities.
Pros: -Great Manual controls, -Priced for budget consumers looking for the DVD format, -Far better joystick interface in comparison to previous Panasonic models
Cons: -No still features, -Dull video quality that struggled with heavy levels of noise, -Swapping out DVDs every 18 minutes with highest quality record mode, -Electronic rather than Optical Image Stabilization