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Product description
Product Identifiers
BrandPanasonic
ModelDVX100B
UPC968452668523

Key Features
Recording SystemNTSC
Optical Zoom10x
Digital ZoomNone
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatDV, Mini DV
Resolution3.8 MP
Screen Size3.5"
Weight59.2 Oz.

Optical Sensor
Sensor Type3CCD, CCD
Sensor Size1/3"
Optical Sensor Qty3

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Focal Length Range4.5mm - 45mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size72 mm
Lens System FeaturesAspherical Lens, Built-in 1/64 Neutral Density Filter, Built-in 1/8 Neutral Density Filter
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Lens Construction11 group(s) / 15 element(s)
Lens ManufacturerLeica

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/2000 sec
Min Illumination3 lux
Min Shutter Speed1/24 sec
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority

Camera Flash
Flash TypeNone

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeLCD
Viewfinder Diagonal Size0.44"

Dimensions
Depth14.33 in.
Height6.3 in.
Width5.47 in.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationRotating (270°)
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3.5" - color
Display Size3.5"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo
Microphone Operation ModeStereo

Connections
Connector Types1 x DC power input, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK), 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ( 4 pin FireWire ), 1 x S-Video input / output, 1 x S-Video input / output ( 4 pin mini-DIN ), 1 x audio input / output, 1 x audio line-in / microphone ( XLR x 2 ), 1 x composite video input/output, 1 x composite video/audio (input/output) ( RCA phono x 3 ), 1 x headphones, 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ), 1 x remote control, 2 x microphone

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

Environmental Parameters
Max Operating Temperature40 °C
Min Operating Temperature0 °C

Resolution
Effective Video Resolution0.4 MP

Other Features
Additional FeaturesBacklight Compensation, Built-In Speaker, Color Viewfinder, Date/Time Stamp, Progressive Scan CCD System, accessories hot shoe, display brightness control, display contrast control
Widescreen Video CaptureYes

Miscellaneous
Color Black
Night ModeYes

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Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewExcellent

  • THE GOOD

    "Great sound, progressive modes, and image control; professional-caliber viewfinder and controls; wide lens; particularly well suited for multicamera projects."

  • THE BAD

    No high-definition capability; no 16:9-native chips; lens is short for some applications; moderately steep learning curve.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    Panasonic has listened. The third incarnation of the AG-DVX100 offers unrivalled bang for the buck in a prosumer standard-definition MiniDV camera.

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Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 29 user reviews

92%

of customers recommend this product

Rating distributions

Feature ratings

  • Picture and sound quality
  • Ease of use
  • Battery life
  • Value for money
Created: 01/10/07

Can't go wrong with a DVX

Excellent prosumer camera. There should be a class like "Almost Pro" for this cam. Have been using it for a couple of months now. Total control of the image you get, full auto works very well also. Am surprised how light and balanced it feels for hand-held shooting. 60i is definately broadcast quality. 24p looks great with soooooo much image control. Best bang-for-buck standard definition camera you can get.

Only two negatives so far. 1) 10x zoom is a little short, but you might not need more for your projects. Add on lenses don't do much for it either. 2) Little knob-type-control-thingy for the VCR and menu navigation has to go. Really bad. But, then again, I've yet to see this type of control done well and ANY camera.

All-in-all, if you're in this price-range and can't afford the step up to HDV, like me, buy this camera. You WILL NOT be disappointed. Cheers!

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Created: 12/15/10

Panasonic professional Camcorder.

I haven't had a chance to really use it, but it seems to be in good shape. Only 175 hours appealed to me, and the price seemed right. The auto focus seems to be slow, but I truly haven't given it a good test. I also like the black and white viewfinder. You get a large picture, and I need a clear picture doing game films for high school football. I might be able to see where the quarterback is throwing the ball now since we shoot passes in a wide angle. Doing sports, I would probabley shoot on manual focus, so if the auto focus is slow during zooming, it won't matter.

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Created: 10/09/13

BUY THIS CAMERA!!!!!!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

First off, Let me comment in this review that I am slightly bias to the Panasonic brand. I am objective & analytical enough however to give an unbias review to this video camera though.

I was first introduced to the Panasonic brand in 1982 when my father had recently purchased a portable video camera & vhs system. Back then, only a select few families could afford pro-consumer equipment, and he acquired it through his military connections. Therefore, I have grown accustomed to the build quality & performance of their equipment. This particular camera is not only an upgrade from the dvx100a, but for me as well since I sold my dvx100a to get this one.

I can honestly say it is money well spent. The menu is a bit more extensive and it gives you more options. If you are a control freak, this camera has a multitude of adjustments that you can make to fine tune your video recordings. I am just entering the scene in videography on a semiprofessional level, so I cannot go into great technical details of the dvx100b.

I can say that it shoots amazing, crystal clear video. Once you figure out how to adjust for proper lighting, and acquire that perfect viewpoint, being able to focus & being able to zoom from the remote is a plus also.

To be honest, if you do not need to shoot in HD, but wanted a true professional cinematic video, I strongly recommend this particular model. I looked at the Canon XL2 & Sony's HVR-A1U, but I ended up coming back to something tried & true. Besides the picture clarity, the second biggest selling point for me is having switchable line in/mic XLR inputs. That was huge for me.

Bottom line is if I decide to go the HD route, I planning on getting the hvx205a, but beyond that, I am looking at getting at least one more dvx100b.

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Created: 11/01/06

This Camera Gets it Done

This is an awesome versatile pro camera. There a switches, dials, knobs galore making for easy manual operation on the fly, no need to get lost searching through menus to make simple changes. Its 24 frame progressive mode is oft likened to 16mm film. This camera is used for reality series, "its always sunny in Philadelphia, and many Indy films.

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Created: 02/21/08

The Best MiniDV Camcorder In Its Class

This camera is about $1000 less than a Canon XL-2, but it betters that camera in picture quality, picture quality controls, viewfinder, connectability - in fact, the only thing that the XL-2 has better is interchangeable lenses. How often will you need that? Probably never. This camera has an excellent picture, XLR audio inputs, actual controls on the camera body, not buried in menu screens. It has a responsive manual zoom, variable zoom speed control, well-placed control knobs.

It's designed like a pro camera with white balance, audio levels, color bars, even a time date stamp optional. It has a Leica lens! I use mine for legal video, depositions and field inspections; it goes anywhere. Check out this three-way match-up between the three cameras in this price class at DVX User: http://www.dvxuser.com/article​s/shoot3/

I almost passed this camera up due to too many amateurs raving too loudly about the XL-2 , but I'm glad I read the articles and got the DVX-100B. Anyone who uses it will tell you its better than the others by a long shot. Why pay the extra money only to have the ability to change lenses?

This is NOT a high-def camera, but there's not much absolute need for that quite yet. High-def becomes very expensive very quickly, and my clients frankly don't want to pay for that. This camera should serve well for many years.

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