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Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS39

Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS39
alaScore 77

90 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS39. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and image quality. The price and usability also get good opinions.

portability, usability, price, image quality, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS39 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS39

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS39 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and image quality. The usability and portability also get good feedback.

price, portability, usability, image quality, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-GS39 MiniDV Camcorder with 30x Optical ZoomPanasonic Replacement PV-GS39 camcorder battery

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Panasonic PV-GS39

 

Capture crisp video for your widescreen TV without breaking the bank.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

With an MSRP of $349, the Panasonic PV-GS39 provides an immense number of manual controls without breaking the bank. This 1 chip camcorder allows control over focus, exposure, white balance, gain, and aperture – the gamut of controls Panasonic always...

Joystick navigation of the linear and well structured menu, -Native 16:9 chip for true widescreen, -Manual controls and the extensive number of settings available in each option, -Side loading tape compartment will allow users to switch tapes without...

Manual controls are hard to navigate due to the need to press the joystick each time a new step was engaged within a manual control setting, -Zoom slider snaps too quickly and doesn't provide smooth transitions or slower speeds, -No Microphone Port,...

Feb, 2006
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Expert review by: James Murray (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-GS39 Camcorder Review

 

The new Panasonic PV-GS39 (MSRP $349), which was unveiled at CES less than a month ago, aims to uphold the high standards that Panasonic set forth in their 2005 PV-GS series. As a 1 chip camcorder standing smack in the middle between the new GS19 and...

As our first full review of 2006, we're glad to see that the feature-heavy traditions of lower-end MiniDV Panasonics have not been lost. Of course, we always like to see improvements, but the PV-GS35 was a big favorite of ours last year, as was the...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: James Murray (reviewed.com)

Panasonic PV-GS39

 

The PV-GS39 offers a native 16:9 1/6" CCD with a 800K gross pixel count (290K effective pixels in 4:3 and 380K effective pixels in 16:9). The F values for the iris are the same as the PV-GS31, which this is replacing– f/1.8 to 3.9 – but the focal...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: (camerareviews.ca)

Panasonic PV-GS39

 

Consumer review by: Jesseton (newegg.com)

Awesome Camera, Buy this

 

get the panasonic DVtapes, there only like 12.99, normally at a store you can get 2 minidv tapes for that much, and I have a 1gb memory card, and the most ive ever used was 90mb, and that was like 400 pictures or somthing, so like a 128 stick is...

Very good quality videos, you can take like 10 pictures supa-fast, in the mode called burst, its really cool for like whatever, the camera is really easy to use, while your reveiwing footage on the tape, you can take pictures of whatever frame is on...

Pictures arn't that great, and i dont think you can record video on an sd card. It seems liek the lcd screen is a little wobbly, buit i doubt it will break uinless i pull it off, and you cant adjust the eyepeaice angle, liek you cant move it up and...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: NVAlex (pricegrabber.com)

Excellent MiniDV camera

 

Great MiniDV camera with features found in higher end cameras, like the widescreen LCD and recording. The video light and SD card slot, taking into consideration the limitations of the camera, are useful add-ons in my opinion. The video camera is not...

True widescreen recording & LCD, great battery life, 30X optical zoom, SD card slot, video light

No remote control, no built-in lens cap

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: papaduane42 (epinions.com)

My humble opinion

 

After reading many reviews of the gs (29 to 59) series, I was surprised to see such problems by the other epinions reviewers when connecting to Windows XP Home. I purchased a used gs39 one from EBAY a few days ago, and I needed to check out all the ...

Impressive zoom numbers, small, light, well made, convenient control, good manual override

Slightly grainy, sparkly video, microphone sensitive to camera handling, operator breathing

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Ms. Happy Camper M (radioshack.com)

This is a great ...

 

This is a great camcorder/camera. Can't beat the price i got it for and the features and all too easy, can't wait to take it with me on a summer vacation. So light to travel with. It's exactly what i was looking for. Thanks Radio Shack!

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: melsarao (epinions.com)

Don't buy

 

It's easy to use

everything that has to do with downloading and transferring images

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

The PV-GS39 is a Digital Palmcorder MultiCam Camcorder featuring 30x Optical Zoom, 1000x Digital Zoom & 2.7" diagonal LCD.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.7in
Height:2.7in
Weight:14.5oz
Width:3.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:PV-GS39
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
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:380Kpix
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:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Zoom:1000
Media Type:Mini DV
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic