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Panasonic NV GS 55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the value for money and features.

portability, usability, image quality, size

features, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV GS 55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic NV GS 55

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic NV GS 55 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, size, image quality

value for money, features

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic PVGS55 Ultra-Compact MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

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Panasonic PV-GS55 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Panasonic PV-GS55 is an ultra-compact camcorder with decent video and fairly poor low-light performance. However, there are quite a few gadgets, add-ons, and included extras to help justify the MSPR of $599. The PV-GS55 doesn't perform as well as...

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Panasonic PV GS55

 

The Panasonic PV GS55 is a Ultra-Compact MiniDV Camcorder with a 10x Optical Zoom.

Panasonic PV GS55: OpticsThe PV-GS55 is equipped with a 1/6-inch, 680,000-pixel CCD and 10x optical zoom It also features a 800x digital zoom that allows you to zoom in on incredible close-ups.

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Panasonic PV-GS55 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

 

This is a very good camera, everything works good and is easy to use. The camera has manual focus if you are a control freak or something and Program AE if your shooting in diferant lighting.

Allot of features

no night vision

Product Specifications

Blending innovative technologies with new, simple-to-operate controls, Panasonic's Ultra-Compact PV-GS55 camcorder combines industry leading optical zoom ratios, in a small form factor that allows for video recording just about anywhere. The PV-GS55 Palmcorder Multicam was designed to simplify camcorder operation for the video novice and professional videographer alike, and includes high-definition optical zoom and digital zoom capabilities and ease of operation through newly designed layout and controls. For use in the digital still camera mode, Direct Mode Dial easy-access dial control lets users quickly select the desired digital camera mode, such as Record, Playback, Card Record or Card Playback. An LCD screen that can be opened a full 120 degrees away from the camcorder's body makes it easier to view motion images as they're being captured. The new model is a video camera first and foremost, and is well appointed with features to produce sharp digital recordings. For example, the image-enhancing MagicPix feature allows for rich videos under low-light conditions. Digital Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) helps take the jitter out of hand-held video recording and compensate for unintentional hand and camcorder movement. The PV-GS55 also features Soft Skin Detail function.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.9in/4in
Height:3.1in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:2.6in

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:GS55/PV-GS55
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV/Panasonic Ultra-Compact Digital Palmcorder

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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 / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Solarization / Strobe / Trail / Wipe/Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Solarization / Strobe / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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