Sharp colors! Great Camcorder easy DVD format feature. Panasonic VDR-310 !
6 July 2013
Summary: The Panasonic VDR-310 is a nice featured DVD palmcorder camera for general use. This camcorder has a nice feature rich menu that is very easy to use while shooting. The menu is accessed via a single button, then selected or highlighted options can be selected Via a mini thumb joystick all while holding with one hand. The Panasonic VDR-310 uses mini DVD -R or DVD Rw disc that still are in plentiful decent supply on store shelves.
Summary: I have compared this to the older VDR-D300 and this machine did not deliver any IRL improvement over the older D300. Both feature three 1/6" CCDs, 10x optical zoom, and cold shoe. With the VDR-310 Panasonic changed the look but little else. Its new body is attractive with a protruding lens barrel and matte gray disc hatch instead of the all-silver VDR-300D, but that's really all the major change from the 300D to the 310D.
Summary: I've purchased this camcorder to improve my vedio recording from the miniDV camcorder (Panasonic 3CCD)but unfortunatily I got a very bad pics and vedio. I strongly recommend the miniDV Panasonic 3ccd and forget the DVD camcorders, the miniDV has a great vedio recording twith amazing colors and clarity. dont swich to DVD camcorders please !
Summary: This was my first video camera. I do have 3 other still cameras and take a lot of pictures. I wanted a video camera where I could also take stills and not have to switch cameras. The Panasonic D310 does this beautifully. The 3.1 megapixel creates great still pictures and you can switch back to video right away. I found it easy to use, the stereo mic works great and is sensitive enough to pick up even muttered sounds (which you sometimes don't want recorded).
Panasonic VDR-D310: Well worth the cost and the wait
J.B. King, esq., Amazon
17 June 2009
Summary: I've been searching for what, for me, would be a versatile, quality digital camcorder for over a year, both online and in various local stores. I have not owned a camcorder before (although I've used a friend's), devoting myself primarily to still photography with my Nikon D70. I wanted high quality visual images, especially under conditions of available light indoors, as well as fine stereo sound.
Summary: The picture quality for this camcorder is superb. I was very, very pleased with the product. It also does well under low light conditions and you can purchase a video dc light (cheap) to attach to the top of camcorder for low light and night shots. It does not have a built in light, but this does not seem to effect the image quality. I bought it to film and pop out the DVD to play on the DVD player.
Summary: This is a great camcorder. Lots of options and great video quality. The camera functionality isn't the greatest but its a camcorder not a camera. I was really suprized by the great performance of the low light functionality.
Summary: Received this camcorder very quickly and as advertised. Had a special occasion for which I wanted to use the camcorder and was able to do so without reading any of the instructions including taping and playback - the operation and controls were pretty intuitive. Haven't even played the DVD back yet on a TV but on the camcorder's LCD screen the images looked like they had a lot of contrast which may have been due to the relatively low light.