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Panasonic VDR-D300

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Overall 9
8.5

Panasonic VDR-D300 Review

Digitaltrends
4 May 2006
  • Conclusion: This is the best DVD camcorder I have tested to date. I’ll try to get my hands on a Sony DCR-DVD405 or –DVD505 to give a true comparison of other high-end 2006 models. That said this one is a winner and should be high on the list of anyone who wants the convenience of DVD and three-CCD quality.
  • 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
7.9

Expert Review

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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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic VDR-D300

PC Advisor
5 October 2006
  • Summary: It's a surprise to see the very consumer-oriented DVD camcorder format married to semi-pro three-CCD optics in Panasonic's VDR-D300.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
6 September 2006
  • Summary: A high performance video camera that could use a little tweaking
  • Pros: Good video quality, above average still images
  • Cons: A little awkward to hold, controls not that nice to use
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