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Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S. 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. Opinions about the size and color are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the viewfinder and design are different, while the features and battery get negative reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and color. The image quality and size also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV - GS320 MiniDv CamcorderPanasonic NV - GS320 MiniDv Camcorder

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Panasonic NV-GS320 review

 

Panasonic chalks up the positive points

p>Soloid autofocus Good detail and balance</p

p>Too much jitter Features are overestimated</p

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Very Nice Quality

 

I bought this to replace a VHS-C camcorder I had for years (which was much simpler to go from high quality VHS-C to VHS). The included software is good for editing and burning with smaller video clips with little or no compression or if you don't mind...

This camcorder makes beautiful videos and good pictures. Great for family events. I love the overall smal size and functionality of this camcorder. Very easy to use (for basic operations). Lot's of features - just be sure to read the manual

Included software is not the greatest to go from a larger size miniDV file to DVD in good quality. If you want a higher quality (i.e. a movie the size of 1 mini dv to fit on 1 dvd), good luck as a 90 minute miniDV in high quality records as .AVI and is...

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Panasonic PV

 

Excellent picture. Good display. Good battery life. I need to step it up to next level because of the audio input not available on this camera

Should have been a little more observant when buying. I read everything but overlooked the fact that there was no audio input. Therefore my shotgun mike and wireless mike were rendered useless

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Great Camcorder!

 

We lost our old PV-GS300 last year at the beach when our cottage burnt to the ground and we barely got out. It took a while financially to recover but finally we could buy another camcorder and I have to say this one is even better in most ways than...

Excellent picture quality, very clear and precise picture and color is very natural. Works well in low light and battery lasts longer than expected. Took shots of son's baseball game this past saturday and forgot the tripod. Video still turned out very...

Software that comes with it is not the most fully featured but that was expected. It does it's job though. Nothing really bad to say so far after two months

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Bargain Price Dream!

 

Conclusion: Getting great video at this price is unheard of IF you can handle the Annoying Flaws.

Awesome color reproduction. 3CCD ; Superb video quality (comparable to $2K cameras) ; Price point @ sub 350$ is a steal ; Descent Low light Performance

Menu based controls can be a nightmare for some ; No focus ring control ; Cumbersome design flaws. (have to remove the battery to connect to PC....and other such sillies) ; No external mic or headphone input. (I just carry another audio recording...

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My first vidcam

 

Firewire and USB transfer works fine. Coming off tape the transfers are in real time. This would be too slow for many people. I bought the A-Data 4GB TurboSD SDHC card and it works fine. Looking forward to sending a video to YouTube or others if I can...

I read reviews of a few vidcams and liked what I read here. I wanted great video quality and believe the 3CCD will give it. The video and pics I've seen so far with this vidcam look as good as I wanted. The included video software is appreciated. Seems...

My hands may be bigger than average and there is only about 3/8s of an inch of velcro grabbing a hold on wrist strap. I had to add some length to the lens cap string. Smaller hands will be able to operate the controls better. Other than that I can't...

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Works with Mac =)

 

I made the mistake of purchasing a HDD camcorder pervious to this one. Vid quality is much better on DV and so much easier to edit with iMovie, Final cut pro. DV is still the way to go. especially you if you want to edit your video.

Great Camcorder. Nice quality in all lighting conditions. Nice features. Leica lens is very nice. Has USB and firewire. Works with iMovie

no accessory shoe.. but never used it anyway

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Great Camera!

 

As long as it isn't a a short-lived camera like my canon elura 50 which died a horrible death at a young age, I will be very pleased!

images, decent low light images. 16:9 support is really cool

Lack of features that should be standard for even a budget camera. But I doubt I would have use those features enough anyways. Odd placement of ports, but oh well

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Beware - design defect

 

I'v owned this camera for two months and since day one have had intermittent problems with camera not being recognized through firewire. Eventually no recognition through firewire at all but recognized through USB. Now USB is dead too. Panasonic knows...

Great sound and video. Decent video editing software included

Design defect in the firewire/USB interface

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Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances. PRODUCT FEATURES: 3CCD camera system; O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer); Leica Dicomar lens; Crystal engine; Still picture recording; 10x optical zoom; Tele-macro; Simultaneous motion video and 1.2-Megapixel still picture recording; High-picture-quality wide 2.7" LCD.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.4in
Height:2.9in
Weight:15.9oz
Width:3.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:GS320
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:630Kpix
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

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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