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Panasonic PV GS90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Panasonic PV GS90. 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. Views about the design and zoom are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the viewfinder and battery. The color and image quality get mixed comments.

price, portability, usability, zoom, design

battery, viewfinder

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 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic PV GS90 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the memory and zoom. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the battery and image quality. Opinions are divided on the portability.

price, design, usability, zoom, memory

image quality, battery

72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ALEXANDRU (

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...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: mickeygvincent (

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

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: rockgao (

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


Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: School Videographer (

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

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: medysantos (

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


Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Tyler the Taper (

Not properly described


The camcorder has great mics (with zoom setting on), and the OIS makes the picture steadier without cropping it. The technical specs on this site though are inaccurate.

Comfortable to Operate, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile

Inadequate Features, Low-Quality Recordings

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: rochman (

Panasonic PV GS90


Extremely pleased with its performance. Panasonic has addressed several design flaws in previous models to make this one sweet little unit.It has Great video for a single CCD camera. The picture is great, the interface is intuitive, and the optical...

Great video for a single CCD camera, Amazingoptical zoom

Poor battery life, No slot for memory card

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: gfhegg4 (

Panasonic PV GS90


camcorder.Compared to other ultra-compact camcorders on the market, it is relatively inexpensive at around $275. Pros: Has a 42x optical zoom, which is somewhat more powerful than some similarly priced camcorders.Supports manual focus, which helps...



Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: jhn_wks (

no sd card slot


check other sources for the correct specs

Add misleads

Inadequate Features

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: [@] (

this camera does not have a sd slot


aparently radio shack doesnt read the instructions to what they sell.


Add lies, Inadequate Features

Dec, 2008

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


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


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


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


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD