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Panasonic PV-GS400 Camcorder

Panasonic PV-GS400 Camcorder
alaScore 72

37 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Panasonic PV-GS400 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV-GS400 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV-GS400 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Panasonic PV-GS400 Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and reliability. The image quality and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, image quality, reliability, price

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic PV-GS400 4MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/12x Optical Zoom

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The Panasonic PV-GS400 is a dominant player this year. It is a three CCD camcorder that was originally made available for about 1,500 bones, and is now available for around a grand. This is a super deal, considering what the camcorder has to offer. It...

Low light performance, - Still capabilities, - Manual control options, - Combo function ring

Ease of use

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-GS400 Camcorder Review

 

The PV-GS400 is a great camcorder and, in my opinion, offers the best value of any camcorder I've ever reviewed. Panasonic has taken last year's PV-DV953, which delivered three CCDs and unprecedented manual control options for an unbelievable price,...

Jul, 2004
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Expert review by: Joe McCleskey (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Comparison: Panasonic PV-GS400 vs. Sony DCR-HC1000 Mini DV Camcorders

 

A great choice for in-camera editors and demanding high-end hobbyists.

Superb image quality ; Many innovative features ; In-camera editing tools

Cheap membrane-style controls under LCD, Stills only 1 megapixel

A great choice for in-camera editors and demanding high-end hobbyists.

Feb, 2005

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

Panasonic PV GS400

 

Panasonic PV GS400 4MP 3CCD is a Mini DV Camcorder with a 12x Optical Zoom.

Get true, crisp color images with our 3CCD Camera System

Consumer review by: ricrak (shopzilla.com)

Just another review

 
Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

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Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

Panny PV-GS400 prosumer camcorder rocks!

 

amazing video quality. pro features. 4 mega pixel stills.

expensive!

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: vailmtn (shopzilla.com)

Very pleased with my GS-400

 

Great picture, lots of manual controls - if you want

Lots of manual controls! Instruction booklet.

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

Professional camera at affordable price...

 
Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Panasonic PV-GS400 Mini DV Camcorder

 

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Product Specifications

The PV-GS400, 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.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7in
Height:3.1in
Weight:1.5lbs
Width:3.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:PV-GS400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Ultra-Compact Digital Palmcorder MultiCam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.8
Max Focal Length:39.6mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:700Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.4 mm ( 1/4.7 ) / 5.4 mm ( 1/4.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Stretch / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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