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Panasonic GS120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and portability are overall positive. The image quality and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the memory and features. Reviews about the resolution and battery are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic GS120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic GS120

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Panasonic GS120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic NV-GS120B Digital Camcorder [3CCD , 10 x Optical , Dv in / out]

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Panasonic PV-GS120

 

Compact and easy to use. Good video quality. Still-image burst mode and 1.2MP still-image resolution.

Mediocre still-image quality. FireWire cable not provided.

This three-CCD camcorder with a Leica lens costs under $700 and provides good, color-accurate video. It's small, easy to use, and worth the price.

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Panasonic PV-GS120 review by PC Magazine

 

This three-CCD camcorder with a Leica lens costs under $700 and provides good, color-accurate video. It's small, easy to use, and worth the price. ...

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Panasonic PV-GS120 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

Panasonic's PV-GS120 is the less expensive version of the PV-GS200, a sub $1,000 3CCD consumer camcorder. The PV-GS120 is a 3CCD camcorder as well, just a striped down, fewer frills version. The GS120 replaces last years GS70. It's always a good thing...

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Panasonic PV GS120

 

Panasonic PV GS120 is a 3CCD Mini DV Camcorder with a 10x optical zoom.

World renowned lens-maker LEICA has developed an exquisite, 7-element, multi-coated lens that helps add a high-level of detail and subtlety to your creations, resulting in truly moving images that last. With refinements like a 2-stage neutral density...

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Panasonic - NV-GS120

 

These days a £700 camcorder is quite a luxury, as you can get a very competent entry-level model with a decent list of features for less than £500, but the Panasonic NV-GS120 offers you plenty for ...

If you're in the market for a quality £500 single-CCD camcorder, then you'd be very short-sighted not to give this triple-CCD model serious consideration. It's a little heavier and more bulky than its baby brothers, but the superb image quality will...

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Panasonic NV-GS120

 

If the CCD is the brain of a digital video camera it is logical that three should be better than one. A single CCD has to deal with all colours together while a 3-CCD system divides the primary red, green and blue (RGB) colours to individual CCDs to...

The NV-GS120 uses the standard Mini DV tape as opposed to DVD media, but also comes equipped with an 8MB SD memory card slot for still pictures. You can copy video between the tape and the card and the same in reverse with still images, though when it...

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Spectacular video quality

 

I bought this camera 10 months back for $520. I have previouly used Canon ZR60 and Sony TRV38. Panasonic PV-GS120 is far better than Canon and can very well compete with Sony, which is more expensive. The video quality that I get from GS120, both in...

Video quality, hasslefree

Still picture quality

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Good inexpensive 3CCD cam

 

Can use as a web cam, firewire port for digital edition, great outdoors filming, 3 CCD not expensive cam, good for home-office users, easy to opperate, still pictures for 1.2 megapixeles

needs light for indoor, no flash for still pictures

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good camera for outdoor shooting

 

This is probably the best consumer 3CCD camera for the price--if most of your shoots will be in daylight or brightly-lit situations. If you're looking for an all-purpose camera that can shoot in dim rooms or outside during evening hours, look...

small, lightweight, bright colors

does NOT shoot well at all in low light

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This camcorder has been my son's high students instrument of

 

Product Specifications

Panasonic offers a complete line-up of Palmcorders to suit many different needs and applications. From VHS-C format camcorders to the latest in Mini DV digital technology Panasonic Palmcorders incorporate features designed to be both sophisticated yet simple to use. Whether you want to capture your baby's first steps or create full-motion multimedia presentations, Panasonic has designed a Palmcorder with both your needs and budget in mind. PRODUCT FEATURES: 3CCD Camera System; 3x 460K CCD; Leica Dicomar Lens; 10x Hi-Definition Zoom (Optical); 700x Digital Zoom; Tele / Macro Lens; Color Viewfinder; Soft Skin Mode; Zoom Mic; Built-in SD Memory Card Slot; 3-Way PC Link: 2; DV Studio (via USB Connection); i.Link (IEEE 1394 PC Interface); Card Link (via optional SD Card); Mini DV Format; 2.5" Diagonal Color LCD Monitor; Easy-to-View LCD Design; MagicPix Images with LCD Light Panel; Easy-to-Use Mode Dial; Remote Control; USB Port; PhotoShot Built-in Digital Still Camera; Quick Start; Digital Effects (Record & Playback); Cinema Mode; Picture-in-Picture; Multi-Screen; High-Speed Shutter; Self Recording; 5-Mode Program AE (Auto Exposure); SP/LP Record Mode; Easy Cassette Eject; Battery and Tape Indicators; Headphone Jack; PCM Stereo; Audio Dubbing (SP mode only); Focus (Auto / Manual); Wind Noise Reduction Function; One-Touch, Easy Grip Strap Belt; Cold Shoe.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):145min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5in
Height:3in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:GS120
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV/Panasonic PV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8/F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:24.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.45mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:280Kpix/340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix/540Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:500/700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch / Strobe / Trail / Wipe/Black & White / Mirror / Mix / Multi-image screen / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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