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Panasonic MultiCam PV-GS200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Panasonic MultiCam PV-GS200. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The color and image quality also get good feedback. The reliability and memory get less positive reviews.

usability, image quality, color, portability, price

zoom, memory, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic MultiCam PV-GS200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Panasonic MultiCam PV-GS200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the price and color are overall positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and zoom.

usability, image quality, portability, color, price

zoom, reliability

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic PVGS200 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Robert Ellis (

Panasonic PV-GS200


Hot-shoe ; Focus ring on lens ; Headphone and mike jacks ; Narration mike

Color has slight blue cast

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Small Size, Sharp Video


The Panasonic PV-GS200 camcorder fits in one hand, yet comes packed with features.

The Panasonic PV-GS200 camcorder fits in one hand, yet comes packed with features.

Jun, 2004

Expert review by: Nathaniel Hansen (

Panasonic PV-GS200 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders


This month, Panasonic is set to release their 3CCD PV-GS200 with a just under $1000.00 price tag. This is exciting for the consumer world of camcorders as 3 CCD implementation is finally trickling down to the masses with the PV-GS200 being Panasonic's...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by: Mohammed M. (

Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS200


Panasonic has been providing quality electronics products to the public for over 40 years. The company has a reputation based on quality, value and long lasting products. Panasonic's line of 3CCD PalmCorders has been a big hit in the market, and for...

In general, the GS200 was magnificent.

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: happybee (

Panasonic PV-GS200


The Panasonic PV-GS200 is an astounding camcorder. It has a 3CCD system and makes the most beautiful color effects. The autofocus, zoom, and manual controls are extremely responsive and smooth. Video picture quality produced from this camera is good....

good still pictures (2.3 megapixeles), excellent video quality

does not work good in very low light

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: kkkguo (

Panasonic PV-GS200


I bought this camcorder in Dec, 2004. when the lighting is good, this is a great camera. but if the lighting is anything other than good, the autofocus system and auto balance simply take a long time to work. The autofocus system constantly loses...

Extremely compact for a three-CCD model; vivid color reproduction; easy manual controls

Poor low-light performance; fake widescreen function; no image stabilization

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: FredT (

Highly recommended

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Don't buy this prodict or any other Panasonic camcorder

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: jojomd (

Panasonic PV-GS200


Probably the smallest, lightest 3 ccd camcorder on the market. Fits comfortably in your palm with controls well within reach. The LCD display and crisp and bright. The footages are vivid with excellent color rendition. Dim scenes could be better but...

Very compact with the power of 3CCD's, excellent color reproduction, tons of manual controls and more! All for less than $1000

So so low-light performance, stills and image stabilization

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: clarkebd (

Panasonic PV-GS200


Overall this is a great camera at this price range! Fits my hand perfectly, LCD viewfinders works good. Zoom is very smooth and quick if needed.

Very good low light color seperation. Lighweight camera. Fairly easy to use

Instruction manual is HORRIBLE ! 10x optical zoom is small compared to other cams in this price range

Dec, 2004

Product Specifications

The new Panasonic model PV-GS200 camcorders take center stage in the company's 2004 camcorder line. Featuring Leica Optics and 3CCD technology, the new models produce motion and still images with true-to-life color and expressive detail. These top-of-the-line camcorders incorporate the same type of 3CCD imaging system used in Panasonic's celebrated professional camcorders. Individual CCDs are used to reproduce the red, green and blue colors that compose an image for vivid, true-to-life pictures with remarkable depth and presence. They also boast the sophisticated Leica Dicomar lens, which has become known for its ability to capture and finely render the most delicate nuances of light and shade. With a built in digital still camera feature, the new camcorders can also record high-resolution digital still images utilizing the versatile SD Memory Card. 2.3 mega pixel PV-GS200 features a 10x telescopic optical zoom lens; a 700x digital zoom that allows for amazing 700: 1 clear, close-ups from wide angle to full telephoto zoom; and a Macro Zoom feature, which lets users shoot extreme close-ups at distances as close as 40cm. To faithfully reproduce natural skin tones, the camcorder features the new Soft Skin Detail function, which detects skin's different tones and softens the focus to create a realistic blend. With new easy-to-access controls and "direct select" features, the PV-GS200 are also extremely easy to operate. The PV-GS200 features MPEG-4 movie recording capability. Users can transfer MPEG-4 video clips with audio to a PC to create clip libraries and presentations, or to attach to an e-mail. Used as Web cams, these models are ideal for video conferencing with friends or family, or as a simple monitoring device when users are away from home.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam

Lens System

Lens Aperture: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:440Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic