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Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS14. 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. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the memory and battery, and there are some mixed views about the image quality.

usability, portability, price, size, design

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS14 from 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 Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the design. Many are negative about the battery and image quality.

portability, usability, price, size

image quality, battery

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic PV-GS14 MiniDV Camcorder w/22x Optical Zoom

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Kathleen Brill (

Panasonic PV-GS14 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders


The Panasonic PV-GS14 camcorder has a 22x optical zoom and 800x digital zoom. It's stocked with many features and options, offering flexibility both to novices and to more practiced fans of MiniDV. At the MSRP of $449.95, it's great to have the choice...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by: (

Panasonic PV GS14


Panasonic PV GS14 is a MiniDV digital camcorder with a 22x Optical Zoom.

Blending innovative technologies with new, simple-to-operate controls, the Panasonic PV GS14 camcorder is an affordable and powerful entry into digital video. Panasonic continues to innovate, adding more optical zoom capability while reducing the...


Consumer review by: maknbacon (

Great Little Camcorder!


I bought my PV-GS14 new about 2 years ago and have been using the heck out of it. It gets a very sharp image (especially for it's low cost. It was $450 but can be had for a lower price now I'm sure.) in well lit conditions to medium light. Low light it...

Great video in good lighting conditions, has mic and s-video jacks

No av in jack. Not good in low light conditions

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: (

Great value for beginners


Lots of convenient features and pretty easy to use! Very compact and unobtrusive. Great color and stabilization too

Really wish the still photos were better quality but that's the only complaint so far

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Great camera for its price


Light weight * Easy to use * Contains many features / settings * Can take still pictures * Supports rca, ilink, S-video connections * Good light and picture quaility * Good zoom

Does not come with remote, SD memory card,USB & Firewire cables * Low light is ability is just ok. * Battery that comes with camera is just average

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Affordable/compact size


Decent price, good battery life and great outdoor quality

Low light video quality is very average

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: ywallet (

Great camcorder for the price ”


The Panasonic PV-GS31 is an excellent camcorder to learn the basics and capture excellent digital video. It had exactly what I needed: a light for night shots, LED screen, and a great zoom feature for close-ups. It transfers well to the computer...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: stef42678 (

Small and Compact, Big Picture ”


I have never owned a camcorder, and after trying this

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: stef42678 (

Small and Compact, Big Picture


I have never owned a camcorder, and after trying this Panasonic - PV-GS14 Camcorder, I can't imagine my life without it. This is such an amazing product because it shoots clear and vivid videos and is of amazing quality. My favorite part of this...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: grlewis72 (

The PV-GS14 Camcorder is really nice! ”


I must say that I was very impressed with the ease of use of this camcorder.  I am left handed and so many of the buttons are on the left side.  The picture quality is one of the best that I have seen.  The only problem that I had is that it needs to...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Panasonic offers a complete line-up of Palmcorder Camcorders to suit many different needs and applications. From VHS-C format camcorders to the latest in Mini DV digital technology Panasonic's Palmcorder Camcorders incorporate features designed to be both sophisticated and simple to use. Whether you want to capture your baby's first steps or create full-motion multimedia presentations, Panasonic has designed a Palmcorder Camcorder with your needs and budget in mind. PV-GS14 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


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.4
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


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic