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Panasonic VDR-D300

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Panasonic VDR-D300 Review

4 May 2006
  • Excerpt: The Panasonic VDR-D300 was one of the most anticipated camcorders of 2006. It’s the first DVD camcorder to use three CCDs for recording video instead of a single imaging device. Panasonic has made a name for itself by incorporating three CCDs into MiniDV models for years such as the legendary PV-GS400 . And now they’ve brought the technology to DVD camcorders. As digitaltrends.com readers know, I have issues with DVD camcorder quality but their convenience is undeniable.
  • Pros: 3 CCDs; DVD convenience; optical image stabilization
  • Cons: Expensive; no hot shoe; poor GUI; battery life could be better
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Overall 8

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Easy Camcorder
21 April 2006
  • Excerpt: 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. Just what makes the D300 so good? Read on and find out.
  • Pros: -Accessory shoe, -Manual controls provide an immense amount of customization, -Simple administrative menu structure
  • Cons: -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
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1 September 2006
Overall 7

Panasonic VDR-D300 review Review

31 March 2006
  • Summary: Rivalling 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
  • Pros: Decent low-light performance, Vibrant colour, Solid battery life, Acceptable still quality
  • Cons: Optical zoom is only 10x, No analogue input, No video light
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16 September 2007

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Потребитель. Экспертиза и Тесты.
28 January 2007
  • Excerpt: Камера оформлена в корпусе с металлическими вставками. это, конечно, радует. в целом дизайн повторяет классическую форму. камера не выглядит маленькой или компактной, наоборот, ее размеры больше стандартных камер minidv, и весит эта малышка целых 585 г. по сравнению с моделью vdr-d150 r дисплей этой камеры не показался нам хлипким, а напротив, готовым к любым «поворотам».
  • Pros: хорошее качество съемки в ночном режиме. Оптический стабилизатор изображения. Поддержка перезаписываемых болванок.
  • Cons: проблемы автоматического баланса белого. Крупновата. Нет кнопок для управления на ЖК-мониторе.
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Expert Review

5 July 2006
  • Excerpt: La videocamera digitale Panasonic VDR-D300 è una videocamera che introduce il sensore 3 CCD anche sui dispositivi che utilizzano il DVD come formato di registrazione. Questa introduzione potrebbe fare della D300 uno dei prodotti migliori usciti in questo inizio d'anno e sicuramente è un dispositivo al top, consigliabile a quanti desiderano prestazioni elevate.
  • Pros: Riprese completamente gestibili in automatico, Fotocamera digitale integrata, Sensore 3 CCD
  • Cons: Gestione non perfetta del focus in modalità manuale
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Panasonic VDR-D300

2 June 2006
  • Excerpt: Jusqu’à présent, les caméscopes DVD souffraient d’une qualité de vidéo moindre que celle des modèles MiniDV. Le Panasonic VDR-D300 rompt avec cette tendance en offrant des séquences d’une qualité très nettement supérieure à celle de nombreux concurrents. Ses trois capteurs CCD lui garantissent des couleurs excellentes, même en conditions de faible luminosité.
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