A DVD camcorder from Panasonic Avilable for $170

Posted Aug 25, 2008 by Chris V. Thangham
Circuit City is selling a Panasonic DVD camcorder for only $170 including shipping. It has some basic features and is good for first-time buyers.
The Panasonic VDR-D210 MiniDVD Camcorder
The Panasonic VDR-D210 MiniDVD Camcorder
Courtesy Circuit City
The prices for DVD camcorders used to start at $600 but now the prices are falling with new technologies on the horizon. Panasonic, which used to sell high-priced DVD camcorders, are now selling in the low price range also.
Circuit City in the U.S. will now sell Panasonic VDR-D210 mini-DVD camcorder for $169.96 including free shipping. You have to add sales tax in your local state. At other places it costs $50 more.
According to, the mini-DVD camcorder is an entry-level camcorder with some nice basic features such as 32 X optical zoom, a 2.7 inch LCD, optical image stabilization and a compact design.
However, this model doesn’t have still-image capture and it has a low image and video quality because of the low megapixel CCD sensor (0.68 megapixels). The recording time is limited with the use of mini-DVDs and transferring them to PC might be a problem.
For complete specifications of Panasonic VDR-D210 Camcorder click here.
CNet said it is an inexpensive entry-level DVD camcorder for those who want quick videos. But if you want added features you have to pay more.
Also, check out Christopher Hogg’s Flip video review. The Flip Ultra, which costs $150, seems to be more compact and cheaper.