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Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the color and image quality. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the features. Comments about the reliability and durability are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, price, usability, color, battery

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic NV-GS150B MiniDV Digital Camcorder [2.3Mp, 3 CCD, 10x Optical]

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, image quality, battery, price

features, reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-GS150 2.3 MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomPanasonic PV-GS150 2.3 MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

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Panasonic NV-GS150

 

Panasonic signe un caméscope triCCD qui devrait se sortir de la plupart des situations à l’exception peut-être des scènes nocturnes. Il reste en outre à la portée du plus grand nombre.

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Panasonic PV-GS150

 

Review: Quick Take: A feature-stripped version of the more expensive ...

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Expert Review

 

The Panasonic PV-GS150 is a stunner of a value. The middle of the line 3 CCD camcorder this year, it may not have all the features of its superstar sibling, the PV-GS250, but it is an excellent camcorder in its own right. It features most of the same...

Manual Controls, -Still Capability, -Navigation System

Image Stabilization, -Focus Ring

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Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

Panasonic's PV-GS150 is the manufacturer's middle-line 3 CCD camcorder this year. It comes between the PV-GS65 and the PV-GS250 and fits between the two in terms of imager specs as well as features. While the PV-GS150 lacks some of the features of the...

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Panasonic PV GS150

 

Panasonic PV-GS150 2.3 MP 3-CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

These models are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but aren't short on innovative features. Equipped with a 3CCD imaging system, high-powered digital still capability and ease of use, these new digital video cameras will deliver...

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Expert Review

 

Although it has some weaknesses, the GS150 delivers quality video via its 3CCD sensor, in a tidy package that is very easy to use.

3CCD sensor delivers quality video, easy-to-use menus, 2.3 megapixel still capture

Relatively poor low-light performance

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Panasonic NV-GS150

 

At AU$1,759, it's a good deal with a varied set of features that would satisfy most consumers.

3CCD at a low price point ; Built-in flash ; Much improved menu

Average night performance ; Limited burst mode

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great pictures but maintenance prone.

 

The camera is easy to use and does a great job on movies. However, my experience is having to replace a fuse and a board in the camera when it quits powering up. This cost $261.50 to repair. I have posted on other opinion webb sites and have had...

takes great movies and pictures

my camera blows fuse and has to be returned for maintenance

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below average video for the price

 

Background: I sold an old sony tvr22 handycam model for this three chip wonder (at the time). Dissapointments from the very beginning. I am a pretty well rounded video user so I know my way around a camcorder. I at least know what i want, and this...

Outstanding daytime video, 16:9 video recording mode, good color reproduction, really neat lens cap idea

firewire port in terrible spot, no image stabilizer in 16:9 mode, no video pass through conversion. loud motor noise. terrible low light video

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Great video camera!

 

Great picture quality, reliable, small, easy to carry, built-in lens protector, and large flip-out screen make this camera an awesome value! One major flaw (common to most if not all video cameras) is that the still picture quality is fairly poor, so...

Sharp, clear pictures; good optical zoom; good sound pickup; stabilization

Mediocre still picture quality

Product Specifications

The PV-GS150, with its 3CCD Camera System, reproduces color in great fidelity by using a separate CCD for reds, greens and blues. It's the same 3CCD technology used in Panasonic professional broadcast equipment, resulting in 540 lines of breathtaking resolution. You can count on Panasonic 3CCD Digital Camcorders to give you colors that are as rich and vibrant as your life. World-renowned lens-maker LEICA has developed an exquisite, multi-coated lens that helps add a high-level of detail and subtlety to your creations. With refinements like a 2-stage neutral density filter for aperture independent adjustment, you'll appreciate the remarkably crisp, true-to-life color that is a hallmark of Leica Dicomar optics. The PV-GS150 captures still images with incredible detail at up to 2.3-megapixels. The Quad-Density Pixel Distribution Technology, a technology used in Panasonic professional broadcast equipment, makes it possible to capture still pictures with amazing quality. Digital EIS compensates for unintentional hand and camcorder movement to help stabilize your recordings - even while you're recording as a passenger from a moving vehicle. With Digital EIS, you won't have to worry about shaky soccer games or family outings. An optical zoom this powerful works like a telescope to produce close-up shots with extraordinary clarity. And with the different zoom speeds, you can control how quick you go from a wide angle to telephoto zoom. Through the use of digital technology, the zoom ratio on the can be increased digitally, producing an incredibly close shot. You won't miss a single detail! The joystick makes the camera much easier to use, letting you control all basic operations with one hand. As you shoot, just watch the image in the monitor and follow the instruction guide. You can handle a number of operations quickly and easily, without even taking your eye off the subject.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Panasonic CGA-DU12

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:2.9in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:2.8in

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:GS150/PV-GS150
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV/Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:24.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.45mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:440Kpix
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

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader/Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:500/700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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