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Gateway DV-S20 Pocket Multi-Cam

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Gateway DV-S20 Pocket Multi-Cam. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the battery and durability.

size, price, usability, portability, zoom

image quality, reliability, color, durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Gateway DV-S20 Pocket Multi-Cam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Gateway DV-S20 Pocket Multi-Cam from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the zoom and portability are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. The durability and color get negative views.

size, price, usability, portability, zoom

image quality, reliability, battery, color, durability

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway DVS20 MPEG4 Pocket Multi-CamGateway DVS20 MPEG4 Pocket Multi-Cam

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : David English (

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Built-in flash; 64MB of internal memory; SD/MMC slot; adjustable exposure, white balance, and ISO; three video-compression modes.

Severe color shifts in video; awkward controls; no voice recorder; no Webcam functions.

The DV-S20 has a few extras uncommon in a mini cam, but poor image quality makes it a hard sell.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Fila (

Gateway DV-S20 Review


The major strong points of the DV-S20 are its size and ease of use. The camera is easily operated by one hand.

Oct, 2003

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Gateway DV-S20 Pocket Multi-Cam

Dec, 2003

Product Specifications

DV-S20 is the pocket size digital camcorder and camera in one for a breakthrough price. With the DV-S20 you get multiple devices in one. Small and light, you can take it everywhere. It uses no tapes - all digital functions means it's simple to use and easy to share content. Capture all your moments on video or photo. The DV-S20 includes everything you need to share your footage over the web or on your TV. 64MB of built-in memory is enough for almost 18 minutes of video and hundreds of photos.

Audio Input


Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:64MB


Model:DV-S20 Pocket Multi-Cam
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.1Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):12.7 mm ( 1/2 ) / 12.7 mm ( 1/2" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:ASF
Digital Zoom:2.5
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO auto
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None