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Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The portability and value for money are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the reliability and connectivity.

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On average, users rate this product 82/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS2 - Camcorder - 680 Kpix - optical zoom: 22 x - Mini DV

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Panasonic PV-GS2 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

The price is perhaps the best and strongest attribute of the Panasonic PV-GS2, coming in at a low retail price of about US$285. The Panasonic PV-GS2 has a 1/6-inch 680K CCD, a 2.5-inch LCD, and a black-and-white Electronic Viewfinder. However, its...

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Panasonic PV-GS2

 

The Panasonic PV-GS2's front face has a small 22x optical zoom lens, located in the upper left corner of the camera body, with the white balance and remote control sensors located directly beneath, obscured by the standard smooth black plastic cover....

The Panasonic PV-GS2 has a 22x optical zoom, a 1/6-inch 680K CCD, a black-and-white electronic viewfinder, and a 1.5-inch LCD screen. It retails for around US $285. It has USB and FireWire / DV in/out ports, and an internal microphone. The periwinkle...

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Panasonic PV GS2

 

The Panasonic PV GS2 is a digital Palmcorder MultiCam Camcorder.

Key Features: 22x Zoom Lens with 800x Digital Zoom-- Shooting from distances is no problem with 22x optical zoom and 800x digital zoom. You can control how quick you go from a wide angle to telephoto zoom - anywhere from 2 to 22 seconds. Image...

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Good Enough, but lacking goodies!

 

Has top-end performance, but lacks low-light advantage as most. Zoom is excellent as well as picture quality, but battery life is modest

Incorrectly listed as having a S-Video Output, this does not, only composite and no Analog to Digital input NOR Remote, Case or Drivers for USB 2.0, but Firewire cooks

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Panasonic PV-GS2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

This is a very good camcorder for the price.

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Panasonic PV-GS2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

I received this camera in 2 days of ordering and it was early!! This camera is much smaller then I was thinking it was going to be.

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Panasonic PV-GS2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

This is a very good camcorder for the price. It's very compact and fits in the palm of your hand nicely. Although it's an older model, it has enough functions for casual uses, such as vacations and family events. The optical zoom is fantastic, 22x. The...

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Panasonic PV-GS2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

I received this camera in 2 days of ordering and it was early!! This camera is much smaller then I was thinking it was going to be. The battery charged with in an hour but it did not come with a digital tape to tape on... That is the only thing I...

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Panasonic PV-GS2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

2004-11-12 19:22:10 val12 for more advice, check my revue on pv-dv103 GS2 ccd color scheme saturation is great, probably due to 800,000ccd pix, video stabalization EIS on was great, EIS helps alot, magic pix is an awesome FX looks like your drunk,...

gs2 captures everything as I see it, excellent in lowlight movements, daylight is great, audio rec options

covers for usb, ilink and analog to easy to open, people don't understand it's a video camera not still pix cam

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Panasonic PV-GS2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

 

gs2 captures everything as I see it, excellent in lowlight movements, daylight is great, audio rec options

covers for usb, ilink and analog to easy to open, people don't understand it's a video camera not still pix cam

Product Specifications

PV-GS2 is a digital Palmcorder MultiCam camcorder with 22X Hi-Definition zoom and 800X digital zoom.

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:4.4in
Height:3.4in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:2.7in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:PV-GS2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:46.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.1mm
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
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:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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