The Specifications of a Panasonic NV-DA1

Updated July 20, 2017

Panasonic is a Japanese consumer electronics and technology firm; its products range from high-definition televisions and digital cameras to laptop computers, security systems and home appliances. The Panasonic NV-DA1 is a mini digital video camcorder that can be held in one hand while the other directs the action. According to, the NV-DA1, manufactured in 1999, was one of the early DV camcorders.

Recording Specs

The Panasonic NV-DA1 records in consumer-use digital video SD format). Its audio output level is 316 mV and 600 ohm, and it uses 6.35 rnm digital videotape. The camera employs a digital component video recording system and a PCM audio recording system. The recording/playback time is 60 minutes at SP and 90 miniutes at LP.

Imaging and Sound Specs

The NV-DA1 has one 20mm round speaker, a stereo microphone and a 2.5-inch LCD screen. The camera's auto iris lens has a focal length of F1.4, and the filter is 43mm in diameter. The power zoom rating is 17:1 and the standard Illumination is 1,400 lx.

Power Usage and Output Specs

The power source for the Panasonic NV-DA1 is DC 7.9/7.2V and the AC adaptor is rated at 240 V and 50/60 Hz. DC output is 7.9 V, 9 W for movie camera operation and 8.4 V, 1.2 A for battery charging. Power consumption during recording is 4.8 W when using the viewfinder and 5.6 W when using the LCD monitor.

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