Panasonic NV-DS29B

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Panasonic NV-DS29B

NVDS29B is a state-of-the-art digital video camera with super image stabilizer. It combines an eye-catching design and a high functionality with the c...

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Review of "Panasonic NV-DS29B"

published 10/07/2006 | dovemouse
Member since : 04/07/2006
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Pro Great zoom,top loading tapes, easy menu system, manual controls, 0 lux infrared
Cons B&W viewfinder.
somewhat helpful
Ease of use
Range & quality of features
Recording quality
Picture quality


This is a good comcorder with some nice features. It is well built and doesn't feel like its going to fall apart in your hands. A large optical zoom of 10x, is plenty for any enthusiast. It does have a good amaount of manual functions however lacks certain features needed for profesional use. For example, this model has no manual focus ring and you aree restricted to using a small wheel which is difficult when snap focusing. It is nice to see a webcam function, however, this is spoilt by the auto turn off feature which is designed to save battery but becomes a nuissance during a video conference. Not only is this still, despite its age, a great camcorder but it is also very cheap, i picked mine up for just over £100 of ebay. Ideal for amature/enthusiast.

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  • crutchley_am published 11/07/2006
    I think you could have done with including a little more information for the higher ratings here. Take a look around at other people's reviews and you should see what I mean. Happy to re-rate if you add to this, just put a note in my guestbook to let me know when you're done.
  • Newboy3 published 11/07/2006
    Hi and welcome! ~ A good first review. What you have written thus far is helpful. You just need to add a little more information.
  • lindsayjayne published 11/07/2006
    Welcome to Ciao. x
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Product Information : Panasonic NV-DS29B

Manufacturer's product description

NVDS29B is a state-of-the-art digital video camera with super image stabilizer. It combines an eye-catching design and a high functionality with the comfort you need. NVDS29B features 800, 000-pixel CCD; 10x optical, 500x digital zoom, 2.5-inch LCD monitor, 0-lux Nightview, and more.

Product Details

Product Description: Panasonic NV-DS29B - camcorder - Mini DV

Product Type: Camcorder

Localisation: English

Media Type: Mini DV

Sensor Resolution: 800 Kpix

Effective Sensor Resolution: Video: 400 Kpix

Lens System: 10 x zoom lens - 3.6 - 36 mm - f/1.8

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Digital Zoom: 500 x

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Viewfinder: LCD monitor - black & white

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Component video, S-Video

Colour: Black, silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 7.4 cm x 18.8 cm x 8.8 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty



Product Type: Camcorder

Enclosure Colour: Black, silver

Localisation: English

Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 800 Kpix

Effective Video Resolution: 400 Kpix

Camcorder Media Type: Mini DV

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Optical Sensor Size: 1/4"

Optical Zoom: 10 x

Digital Zoom: 500 x

Video Recording Modes: SP, LP

Faders: Black fader

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

AV Interfaces: Component video, S-Video

Exposure & White Balance

Min Illumination: 1 lux

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual

Shooting Programs: Spotlight, portrait mode, surf & snow, low light, sports mode

Special Effects: Wipe, Mosaic, Stretch, Slim, Mirror, Gain-up, Mix, Tracer, Picture-in-Picture, Strobe

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Indoor, outdoor

Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec

Lens System

Type: 10 x zoom lens - 3.6 - 36 mm - f/1.8

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 46 - 460mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Filter Size: 43 mm

Additional Features

Built-in Light: Yes

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Additional Features: Motion sensor, built-in speaker, backlight compensation


Viewfinder Type: LCD monitor

Viewfinder Colour Support: Black & White


Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 112,000 pixels

Display Features: Rotating


Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo

Microphone Features: Zoom


Connector Type: 1 x headphones ¦ 1 x microphone ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x S-Video output ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ¦ 1 x serial ¦ 1 x DC power input


Included Accessories: Camcorder shoulder strap, lens cap, audio / video cable, IR remote control, power adapter with battery charger


Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 7.4 cm

Depth: 18.8 cm

Height: 8.8 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C


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