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Panasonic PV GS65

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Panasonic PV GS65. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments, but the reliability and control panel get less positive comments.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

zoom, durability, viewfinder, control panel, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV GS65 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 52 reviews)

3 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV GS65

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Panasonic PV GS65 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. People are impressed by the battery and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the control panel and zoom.

usability, price, portability, image quality, battery

zoom, control panel

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-GS65 3-CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomPanasonic PV-GS65 3-CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Panasonic's PV-GS65 holds the honor of the most affordable 3 CCD camcorder currently on the market. By trimming back on some features found on the higher-end PV-GS150, such as the Leica Dicomar lens and the imaging specs, Panasonic was able to drop the...

Ease of use, - Manual Controls, - Ports

Zoom, - Navigation, - Some bad button placement

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Guy Bruner (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-GS65 First Impressions Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

In March, Panasonic is set to release one new budget-priced 3CCD camcorder, the PV-GS65, along with two updated versions, the PV-GS150 and PV-GS250. The PV-GS65 will list for $599US which is the first time a 3CCD camcorder has broken the $600US price...

Jan, 2005
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Panasonic PV GS65

 

Panasonic PV-GS65 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...

Consumer review by: MUSHKIN (shopzilla.com)

Grate Camera

 
Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: DragonFlyLady (shopzilla.com)

PV-Gs 65 Nice for the price

 
Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: HannibalTheCannibal (newegg.com)

HannibalTheCannibal

 

Well, I am surprised that I am the first to review this great camcorder!! It is listed in the top 10! Up there with the $2K+ units!!(). This is my first camcorder and I am impressed. It is the lowest priced 3CCD that you can buy right now. That means...

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: joanix20 (ciao.com)

Quick review of Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS65

 

In this picture, there is remote for the camera. But, when I use this camera, its seems not easy to operate with remotes. The only one very good function is just zoom.But its good if we wanna make own video, and you include in that video.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: mash_ortega (epinions.com)

Good budget 3CCD camera

 

We have owned this unit for 3 days now, got it from a credit card promo. It's a relatively old model, having been released in 2005, yet the compact size and 3CCD alone amaze me. This is our first camcorder, but we've had prior experience with the Sony ...

Small size- 3CCDs- Good manual control- Top-loading tape mechanism

Small size- Weak zoom- Night mode

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: superkrank (epinions.com)

Want the Truth? You got It...

 

If you are looking at camcorders in the $300-$600 price range then you have about a thousand camcorders to choose from. Just finding a place to start the search can be difficult. Here is the perfect place to start. Choosing a Camcorder ...

Awesome Video Quality With 3CCD

Doesn't record to DVD format

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: sdmackie (epinions.com)

A Great Price for a 3CCD Camcorder

 

We had a baby born in August, and a camcorder seemed like a must have so I began looking into a good quality camcorder which would produce good quality images indoors. I am very happy with the indoor images and find the images very sharp when used ...

Indoor picture, Battery Power, Quality built product

Zoom: needs wider angle and some may wish more zoom power

Dec, 2005
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Product Specifications

The PV-GS65, 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. The PV-GS65 captures still images with incredible detail at up to 1.2 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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.7in
Height:3in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:3in

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-GS65
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line: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:290Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:460Kpix
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 / White fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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