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Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS50

Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS50
alaScore 73

29 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS50. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The portability and size also get good comments, but opinions about the design and image quality are mixed.

usability, size, portability, price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and portability. The size and battery are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the image quality.

usability, battery, size, portability, reliability

image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVGS50S MiniDV Ultra Compact Digital Palmcorder (Silver)Panasonic PVGS50R MiniDV Ultra Compact Digital Palmcorder (Red)Panasonic PVGS50Y MiniDV Ultra Compact Digital Palmcorder (Yellow)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: MiniDVTester (shopzilla.com)

Best Overall Value in a MiniDV to be found!!!!!

 

Great Value, Ultra Compact Size, Intuitive Features

Only .69 Megapixel stills, but that's fine for e-mail

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: Yakky (shopzilla.com)

A traveler's dream

 

compact, easy to use, and affordable

indoor low light settings must be done manually

Mar, 2004
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Consumer review by: vin (shopzilla.com)

Question for downloading...

 

nice, small camera, but cannot download to computer

downloading very difficult

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: netwrx (shopzilla.com)

Great Quality Mini DV Recorder! Loaded with features.

 

Compact, Easy to Operate, Durable Excellent Quality

Still shots are only good for email and are not for printing

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: romy (shopzilla.com)

Good enough if not excellent

 

Size. Reasonable price. Ability to work as D/A converter.

Very weak software. LCD appears negative at certain angles.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: BigH (shopzilla.com)

The Pvgs50s is an A+ Mini Dv recorder

 

Size, features,quality, & price

For good low light recording you must adj controls manually

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Didn't take long to figure it is Not as good as I thought

 

Small, quite, many features, many accessories

Poor indoor video quality. Poor stills, Poor MPEG4 clips

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

An average video product

 

Price, features, included accessaries

LCD, Low light shootings, can not get spare battery

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: romicom (epinions.com)

GS 500 at one month

 

I am cameroonian residing in South Africa with hobbies in photo and video. The built quality of this camera is very good, inspires confidence. it is on the larger side but has a pleasant feel on holding and surprisingly light. i nevertheless feel the ...

image quality ; built quality

battery ; lack of headphones

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: za9ra22 (epinions.com)

A real gem for the videographer.

 

It was that time again. Time to start the search for a replacement for my camcorder - a Sony which has seen very heavy use and was beginning to show the signs of wear and tear. The Sony has been good. Hard to replace in many ways. When it was bought, ...

Impressive video quality, great handling and controls, optical stabilization, good optical zoom. Good battery life

Still images are average quality, flash is weak and ill positioned

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

The PV-GS50 series features a 2.5" LCD display, 10X optical and 700 X digital zoom1, color viewfinder and an SD Memory Card slot (plus included 8 MB SD Memory Card) for recording digital still pictures and MPEG 4 moving images. This PC-friendly camcorder is also ready to handle a variety of multimedia applications. With an IEEE 1394 digital interface and a USB port, downloading video and still images to a PC is simple. There, they can be edited, digitally enhanced and placed in e-mails. As web cams, the PV-GS50 series is also ideal for video conferencing with friends or family, or used as a simple surveillance device when users are away from home. The PV-GS50 series is also a highly capable digital still camera. With Progressive PhotoShot, users can take still pictures with high resolution, fine detail and smooth image contours. By storing image data in two fields instead of one, then combining them with no time lag, the camcorder can produce pictures with 1.5 times the resolution of standard recorded stills. Fun features include multi-image playback, which lets users view nine consecutive frames of action on the LCD screen - to analyze a golf swing, for example. The Picture-in-Picture mode allows a still image to be recorded as an inset over a moving picture. Of course, the PV-GS50S 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) compensates for hand and camcorder jitter. Furthermore, the high-definition 10x optical/700x digital zoom can help users get exceptionally tight shots of far-away subjects. The PV-GS50S gives equal attention to audio recording by featuring a zoom microphone, which works in conjunction with the optical zoom, creating a natural correlation between the viewed images and the audio being heard.

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:4.3in/4.4in
Height:3.3in
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

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:PV-GS50/PV-GS50R/PV-GS50S/PV-GS50Y
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder/Panasonic Ultra-Compact Digital Palmcorder/Panasonic Ultra-Compact Digital Palmcorder MultiCam

Lens System

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Red/Yellow

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 Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-Picture / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Sepia / Solarization / Strobe / Trail / Wipe/Mirror / Monotone / Mosaic / Picture-in-Picture / Sepia / Slim / Stretch / Strobe / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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