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: 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.
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: Comments about Panasonic Palmcorder VDR-D310 Digital Camcorder: I have a problem with the model VDR D310. My problem is that I can't transfer video films from the camera to the PC. The PC is running Window XP. After finalised the disc, I can't find the necessary files in the folder in question.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality
Summary: This camera could not have been more disappointing! Although it is easy to use, the quality is dismal. Picture quality, especially of faces, are aweful. Forget getting any footage in low light, everyone looks like ghosts. Take your money and buy a Sony, you'll be happy you didn't end up with this product!
Summary: What I liked: Using the "Joystick" to access the menus was easy and intuitive. No noise from the CD mechanism on your finished video. Plug-in for an external microphone. Worked well under low light conditions. Overall easy to use and operate. DVD format is easy to play on your home entertainment system. What I didn't like: You must use the charger/adapter to finalize a disk. The battery pack must be removed to access the camera plug-in for the charger.
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: 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).
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.