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Panasonic PV-GS12 Camcorder

Panasonic PV-GS12 Camcorder
alaScore 70

47 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Panasonic PV-GS12 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and zoom. The portability and price also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the image quality.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV-GS12 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV-GS12 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Panasonic PV-GS12 Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and zoom. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

usability, price, portability, zoom, battery

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVGS12 Digital Palmcorder MultiCam Camcorder w/20x Optical ZoomPanasonic PVGS12 Digital Palmcorder MultiCam Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The Panasonic PV-GS12 is a relatively low priced camera, retailing at around US $399.95, that comes with a 1/6th-inch 680K CCD. This small CCD size, as is growing common among low-priced consumer-level camcorders, leads to compromised color...

Manual Control, - 20x optical zoom, - Audio options, - Headphone port

Bad ports (no analog input), - No mic input, - No accessory shoe

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: James Murray (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-GS12 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

The periwinkle and dark-gray body of the Panasonic PV-GS12 reflects its bargain price; you can own one for US$399.95. Its 1/6" 680K CCD, 2.5-inch LCD screen and black-and-white viewfinder are complemented by the possibilities inherent in 20X...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Panasonic PV GS12

 

Panasonic PV GS12 is a digital Palmcorder MultiCam Camcorder and comes with a 20x Optical Zoom.

Blending innovative technologies with new, simple-to-operate controls, the Panasonic PV GS12 camcorder is an affordable entry into digital video with powerful features. Panasonic continues to innovate, adding more optical zoom capability while reducing...

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Panasonic

 
Apr, 2005

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. MultiCam camcorders feature digital camcorder and digital still camera capabilities, all in one easy-to-use camcorder.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):130min

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-GS12
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:42mm
Min Focal Length:2.1mm
Optical Zoom:20
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