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Panasonic NV-DS60

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world w...

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Review of "Panasonic NV-DS60"

published 20/03/2004 | Jaben
Member since : 02/02/2003
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Pro Small, tiny, compact! cheap!!!! perfect!!
Cons none, for the value its ideal and cant be beat!!
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Ease of use
Range & quality of features
Recording quality
Picture quality

"Excellent little dv camera"

my name is Jaben, i just recently go this camera (camcorder / video camera) and honestly at first i was a bit sceptical, but after using it over the past few days i love the thing!!! Maybe it doesnt have the memory slot! but u can hook this little thing to the pc, and video editting is totally a breeze!!

for under £300 this is dirt cheap and i would suggest everyone get this thing if they on a budget!!! ok...
as for digital stills! yes it can take em, but i have a 3mp camera for that! and personally i will be using this nv60 for capturing those holiday moments and also for my university course!
as the camera has a firewire socket and also a serial socket! connecting to a pc (with the correct connections etc and spec) is EASY!!!!!

anyway laters!!! and if u on a budget!! get thisssss!!

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  • Jaben published 21/03/2004
    Ok thanks you all, i shall try not to use txt language. Yep it seems that i will actually think harder about these reviews before i just write what i think.... Anyway right now i am thinking wether i should read more reviews or maybe i should try another and see how that goes? But anyway thank you all for actually taking the time to help and try and point me in the right direction. Thanks :P (I blame msn and txting for my poor and somewhat un-readable wording) :)
  • jedi_kickass published 21/03/2004
    Hi Jaben , Welcome to Ciao Family. Seems like a Good camera. An Okay first op dude, but you must improve on the technical details to get better ratings. You must mention important features of the product you are reviewing. Since you are new to ciao maybe you need some help ( so did I when I was a newbie ), well! you can have a look at my reviews or reviews of other members to get an idea of how & what to write in a review. Best Of Luck Friend. jedi_kickass ( ' _ ' )
  • pesky33 published 20/03/2004
    welcome to Ciao! whilst i think this is a very good start, i think it could benefit from a bit more information. don't be disheartened, it's always like that when people start out. what you're actually saying is fine, but a few more details would be more helpful for more people. for example, the price and where it was from etc. Please let me know if you do update any, and i'll gladley re-rate. by the way, lose the exclamation marks, they make it look unprofessional.
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Product Information : Panasonic NV-DS60

Manufacturer's product description

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances.

Product Details

Product Description: Panasonic NV-DS60 - camcorder - Mini DV

Product Type: Camcorder

Localisation: Europe

Media Type: Mini DV

Sensor Resolution: 800 Kpix

Lens System: 10 x zoom lens - 2.3 - 23 mm - f/1.8-2.3

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Digital Zoom: 500 x

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Viewfinder: Electronic - 0.44" - black & white

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 800 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Component video, S-Video

Colour: Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.6 cm x 12.3 cm x 8.7 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg



Product Type: Camcorder

Enclosure Colour: Silver

Localisation: Europe

Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 800 Kpix

Camcorder Media Type: Mini DV

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Optical Sensor Size: 1/6"

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: 2 lux

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

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

Special Effects: Wipe, solarisation, Negative, Mosaic, Trail, Mirror, Gain-up, Mix, Picture-in-Picture, Multi-image screen, Strobe

White Balance: Custom, 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 - 2.3 - 23 mm - f/1.8-2.3

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 43.5 - 435mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Filter Size: 27 mm

Additional Features

Built-in Light: Yes

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Additional Features: Date/time stamp, progressive shutter system


Viewfinder Type: Electronic

Viewfinder Colour Support: Black & White

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.44"

Viewfinder Resolution: 113,000 pixels


Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 113,000 pixels

Display Features: Rotating


Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo

Microphone Features: Zoom


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


Included Accessories: Camcorder shoulder strap, power adapter, audio / video cable, IR remote control


Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 800 mAh ( included )

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 6.6 cm

Depth: 12.3 cm

Height: 8.7 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C


Listed on Ciao since: 10/06/2003