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Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS70. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and color. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS70 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. Opinions about the design and color are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the durability.

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durability

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVGS70 MiniDV Ultra Compact Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, 3CCD, and 8MB SDPanasonic PVGS70 MiniDV Ultra Compact Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, 3CCD, and 8MB SD

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: D. Eric Franks (videomaker.com)

Panasonic PV-GS70 Mini DV Camcorder

 

The PV-GS70 is a very portable, compact camera that shoots a nice image, has a full set of manual controls and has the necessary audio jacks.

Sharp images, saturated colors, Full set of manual exposure controls, Microphone and headphone jacks

Needs plenty of light, Average image stabilization

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: n2thai (shopzilla.com)

Very satisfied

 

Read the reviews.

One must read the manual to fully appreciate this item.

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: camcorderpanasonic (pricegrabber.com)

Panasonic PV-GS70 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

 

in low light situation, use the sima camcorder light and/or the manual WB in higher to get a better video,the still images are good, but only for web purposes.

great video (but not excellent almost like my old jvc), very portable, size, and the $650.00 that I paid for it

bad low light images, the 3ccd suppossed to make a big improvement over regulars camcorders ,instead that lightly improvement

May, 2004

Consumer review by: gamercubed (epinions.com)

Incredible colors at a very affordable price!

 

Intro I have been in the market for a mid-range, but high-quality video camera for some time now. The cameras I was looking at the most were the Sony DCR-TRV70 (street price*: $800), the Canon Optura Xi (street price*: $975), the Panasonic ...

3CCDs means awesome color! Very affordable. Nice included accessories

Poor low light performance. Relatively low-res CCDs (occasional jaggies in video, poor still quality)

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: greensleeves76 (epinions.com)

2nd Update. An upturn in developments

 

Update #2: Although I've been frustrated by the manual, and the Panasonic website, they do deserve full credit for a prompt and clear reply to my request for assistance in downloading footage from the camera. Since I've been vocal in criticizing them, ...

Multi-function [PUSH] dial, zoom microphone, tiny powerful battery, lots of user-controlled settings

Hair-trigger zoom control, poor user's manual, awkward lens cap, extra parts needed for downloading footage

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: nicknomo (pricegrabber.com)

Panasonic PV-GS70 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

 

Everyone keeps saying "Poor low light".

Great picture. Superb feel and comfortability. Long long battery life. Great color separation. Nice and compact. Very easy to use. Motor noise inaudible even in quiet scenes.

Stabilization is weak. This isn't all that bad, but it does shake at 10x.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: DRBUCKHARDY (pricegrabber.com)

Panasonic PV-GS70 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

 

I used the camera outdoors in Europe on some misty days.

Quality image in good light. Small, good point and shoot video digicam.

Poor documentation for transferring video to computer. Terrible customer support.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: dkozin (epinions.com)

Panasonic Palmcorder® PV-GS70 Mini DV Camcorder

 

The main selling point of the Panasonic PV-GS70 would be the fact that it features a professional-style 3CCD design - three separate CCD for red green and blue color, whereas majority of consumer-grade camcorders has only one CCD for all colors. ...

3CCD design produces vibrant colors, easy to use, excellent picture quality for the price

Slight green emphasis, low-light performance could be better

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: kiwiruss (pricegrabber.com)

Panasonic PV-GS70 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

 

Overall I love this cam.

Great Video Quality Small Size and Light weight Two remotes in package ! can take stills on SD/MMC Card

still quality not as good as dedicated still camera Placement of switch to change from tape to memcard is awkward Electronic image stabilization a little weak.

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: Pow38 (pricegrabber.com)

Panasonic PV-GS70 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

 

The camcorder is very nice, especially the small size and all.

Color, size

Durability, low-light shooting

Aug, 2003
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Product Specifications

PV-GS70 is a high-performance, digital camcorder/digital still camera with professional-quality features such as 3 CCD technology, a Leica Dicomar lens and a built-in 1.23 mega pixel digital still camera. The legendary Leica Dicomar lens is renowned for its ability to bring out detail and texture, while the 3 CCD system separates the reds, greens and blues that compose an image, resulting in true-to-life color and broadcast-quality clarity. Incredibly small and lightweight, the ergonomically designed PV-GS70 easily fits in the palm of your hand for convenient operation. Equipped with the same type of 3 CCD (charge-coupled device) camera system used in Panasonic professional broadcasting equipment, the new PV-GS70 is engineered to produce pristine, high resolution video with up to 510 lines of horizontal resolution. A single CCD captures only black-and-white images, which are then passed through red, green and blue filters in order to reproduce color. The Panasonic PV-GS70 utilizes three separate 1/6-inch (460, 000-pixel) CCDs to separate the color spectrum into red, green and blue for digital processing by the camera. The delicate hues, tones and gradations are then faithfully reproduced, resulting in a vivid, realistic image. With a built-in USB SD Memory Card reader/writer and IEEE 1394 digital interface, the PV-GS70 offers flexible computer interface options, allowing image data to be quickly and easily transferred to a PC from the included SD Memory Card. In addition, when the camcorder is connected to a PC via a USB cable, users can start up Windows NetMeeting to turn the PV-GS70 into a web camera. The PV-GS70 also features MPEG-4 Movie recording

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

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.2in
Height:3in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.8in

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:PV-GS70
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Palmcorder

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:24.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.45mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-Picture / Picture-in-Picture / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD