Written on: 07/10/2002 by MTWB.
This NV DS27 Mini-DV Camcorder from Panasonic is a well-featured, nicely presented mini-DV camcorder, especially considering its low price. The image quality of the DV format is good and it also has a 15x optical zoom.
The facility for shooting in zero light conditions works pretty well.
The motion sensor which kicks the camera into record mode when movement is detected is great for recording yourself and setting up tricks if you are that way inclined...
All in all a good piece of kit... (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2002 by Welshie.
Panasonic Mini-DV Camcorder NV DS27. It took me some searching to find this "last year's model", but I knew it would have a better optical zoom lens than it's newer counterparts; in the end I got it for a reasonable price.
The manual is a bit "Engrish", and attempts to cover the DS27, DS28 (which are, to all intents and purposes, identical, minus the bit of software to enable DV in, which is missing on the DS27 as part of the manufacturer's EU tax loopholes), but also the DS37 and DS38.... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2002 by Amazon Customer.
I have just bought the Panasonic NV DS27B digital camcorder from Amazon, and it has exceeded all my expectations for such a cheap digital camcorder. I have enabled DV-IN on mine very easily... It works a dream connected to my PC using Pinnacle DV Studio.
It works exceptionally well in fully automatic mode, but all the manual overrides are there if you need them. One feature I did not expect was 'motion sensor', where the camera goes into standby mode until it detects motion. It then records... (read more)
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