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Panasonic PV GS90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and portability. The usability and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the color, and many are negative about the features and viewfinder.

value for money, image quality, usability, portability, design

battery, viewfinder, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV GS90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV GS90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic PV GS90 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

image quality, usability, portability, memory, zoom

battery, features, size

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic PV-GS90 MiniDV Camcorder with 42x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

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Excellent minidv camcorder.

 

Optical image stabilization works very well in longer focal lengths.

Optical image stabilization, 40x optical zoom, clear stereo microphone, bright LCD view panel (even in sunlight), quick cold boot to record time, well placed controls

Included battery doesn't last long, power dial is a bit too easy to turn when unwanted, those with big hands (me) might accidentally press unwanted buttons, retractable tunnel viewfinder is small, manual focus slow in low light

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Excellent minidv camcorder.

 

Optical image stabilization works very well in longer focal lengths. Easy to access manual controls cover the important aspects of recording: focus, white balance, aperture, and shutter speed. There is a completely automatic mode and two manual modes....

Optical image stabilization, 40x optical zoom, clear stereo microphone, bright LCD view panel (even in sunlight), quick cold boot to record time, well placed controls

Included battery doesn't last long, power dial is a bit too easy to turn when unwanted, those with big hands (me) might accidentally press unwanted buttons, retractable tunnel viewfinder is small, manual focus slow in low light

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Excellent minidv camcorder.

 

Optical image stabilization works very well in longer focal lengths. Easy to access manual controls cover the important aspects of recording: focus, white balance, aperture, and shutter speed. There is a completely automatic mode and two manual modes....

Optical image stabilization, 40x optical zoom, clear stereo microphone, bright LCD view panel (even in sunlight), quick cold boot to record time, well placed controls

Included battery doesn't last long, power dial is a bit too easy to turn when unwanted, those with big hands (me) might accidentally press unwanted buttons, retractable tunnel viewfinder is small, manual focus slow in low light

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Small but Mighty

 

I researched a number of camcorders before settling on the PV-GS90. When I opened the box I was initially a little wary because the plastic housing on the camera looks very cheap. I had a Panasonic GS2 before and was very pleased with the little...

lightweight, lots of nice features, good battery life, good quality picture, very user friendly design

plastic housing is rather cheap looking/feeling, handstrap could be placed differently to prevent camera tilt, non threaded lens so no option to add a fisheye or filter to the lens

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Small but Mighty

 

I researched a number of camcorders before settling on the PV-GS90. When I opened the box I was initially a little wary because the plastic housing on the camera looks very cheap. I had a Panasonic GS2 before and was very pleased with the little...

lightweight, lots of nice features, good battery life, good quality picture, very user friendly design

plastic housing is rather cheap looking/feeling, handstrap could be placed differently to prevent camera tilt, non threaded lens so no option to add a fisheye or filter to the lens

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Camcorder battery for the whole day and more... ”

 

Last Holiday I bought a Panasonic HDC-TM700 that came with the standard Battery VW-VBG260, the battery life was around 100 minutes so at a family reunion halfway through it "died" so I decided to take care of "the problem" so I went full throttle and...

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Decent camera for price

 

Ill give this one 4 stars, because i have had mine for a long time and it is still going strong. Mine has been dropped several times and been abused.  Its got a decent picture and is verry user friendly. Good for first time camera users. You wont get...

Very easy to use

Picture quality could be better

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panasonic PV Gs90

 

Advanced O.I.S. Reduces Camera Shake, Even at 42x Zoom The PV-GS90 miniDV camcorder's 42x optical zoom lens has the power you need to take dramatic closeups or get remarkable shots of even distant subjects. But with long-distance zoom shots, even a...

beautiful, smoother

no

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Excellent for student use!

 

This camcorder is an excellent choice for school use. The usb cable makes it easy to transfer raw video footage to the computer for editing. Mini-DV tapes can be used many times. The size is adequate for students and the power supply cable is long...

Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile

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Good quality Movie

 

Good quality movie When illumination is insufficient, turn on this camcorder's built-in LED video light to take crisp, colorful movies. The LED (light emitting diode) has low power consumption, long service life, and the safety of a low-operating...

good quality movie and sound

expensive

Product Specifications

The GS90 MiniDV Camcorder offers 42x optical zoom with advanced optical image stabilizer and built-in LED light and one-touch navigation.

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
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.7in
Height:3.3in
Weight:13.8oz
Width:2.6in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:GS90
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic PV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.9-4.3
Max Focal Length:75.6mm
Min Focal Length:1.8mm
Optical Zoom:42
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.38Megapixel
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

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Advanced O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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