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Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS35

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and battery. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the color. Some have doubts about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS35 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Panasonic PV-GS35

 

CCDType: Single CCD, Video Recording Format: DV Tape

30X optical zoom. Tape can be removed from top of camera.

No mechanical image stabilization. Mediocre video quality. Autofocus could be better.

The Panasonic PV-GS35's only real draw is its powerful optical zoom, but even that's pretty much undone by the lack of image stabilization.

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Panasonic PV-GS35

 

Review: The Panasonic PV-GS35 is in most respects a rather ordinary compact camcorder--until you hit the zoom switch. With its far-reaching 30X optical zoom, the PV-GS35 offers shooting flexibility that's unprecedented for a camera in its price class....

Superb zoom reach; solid video quality; excellent battery life; simple controls

Poor still quality; obscure icons for manual settings; odd shifting effect from image stabilization

With its extreme zoom range and low price, the Panasonic PV-GS35 is an excellent choice when you can't get close to your subject.

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Panasonic PV-GS35 First Impressions Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Panasonic PV-GS35 is the top of the line of this year's Panasonic one-chip camcorders. While maintaining the same body design and imager that the PV-GS31 and the PV-GS19 retained from last year's one-chip GSs, the PV-GS35 adds some features which...

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Camcorder Review: Panasonic PV-GS35 Mini DV

 

This is a compact size camcorder that is big enough to handle easily, but small enough to accommodate an on-the-go lifestyle. It has enough features to keep shooters busy, too. One of the niftiest features on this camera is the joystick

S-Video Connector (out only) Mic Input Accurate Color

Jerky EIS at full zoom Limited input options Difficult manual operation

The biggest shortfall is the limited input options--the only way to input video onto the camcorder is through the FireWire jack. On the other hand, most users will find the zoom capabilities a worthwhile trade-off. Overall, we found it to be a great...

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Panasonic PV-GS35

 

The PV-GS35 features the same 1/6 inch CCD with 680K pixels, as found on last year's PV-GS15. Panasonic hasn't made any changes to last year's imagers, and video performance has by and large remained the same. The main changes to this year's Panasonics...

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Panasonic PV GS35

 

Panasonic PV-GS35 MiniDV Camcorder w/30x Optical Zoom.

USB 2.0 hi-speed port,SD memorycard slot,1.7 second quick start,30x optical zoom, 3-hour battery

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It's OK for DAY-LIGHT - It'd CRAP in the Dark

 

I have said it ALL in the Pros and Cons . This Camera is ONLY Good for Recording in the Daytime or a Well Lit Room setting . If you are in a Low Light Dance Hall ,, FORGET recording with this Camera because all you will see is Shadows and Darkness .

Good only for Day time recording

Recording Inside in Low Light is really Crap

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Excellent Camera

 

I have had this camera for over a year without a single problem. I don't have much to add to reviews other than the fact that I have had it for so long and there is nothing wrong with my camera. I love the size and various functions this camera has as...

Zoom, functions, size

Still Quality

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In this price tag superb

 

I like Panasonic image saturation style much more natural than Sony's.

Basic image quality. Not too much angst if trashed by kids

Well, you buy chep, you get cheap

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Panasonic PV-GS35

 

I like Panasonic image saturation style much more natural than Sony's.

Basic image quality. Not too much angst if trashed by kids

Well, you buy chep, you get cheap

Product Specifications

PV-GS35 is an Ultra-Compact Digital Palmcorder MultiCam Camcorder with 30x Optical Zoom. PRODUCT FEATURES: 30x Optical Zoom; 3-hour Battery; USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Port; SD Memory Card Slot; 1.7 Second Quick Start.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Panasonic CGA-DU12
Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.5in
Height:3.2in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:2.5in

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-GS35
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.9
Max Focal Length:57mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:30
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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 & white fader
Digital Zoom:1000
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Cinema
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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