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Panasonic NV-GS280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS280. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and reliability. The size and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the usability and battery.

image quality, design, size, reliability, portability

zoom, battery, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Panasonic NV-GS280


Lightweight, good picture quality

Menu's can be fiddly. IR remote is not very good, for example the zoom function has only one speed - fast! A backward step from the cabled remotes on the earlier Panasonic models in this range

Feb, 2007

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Panasonic NV-GS280


sharp vedio recording quality

average photo quality limited optical zoom

Nov, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS280


Excellent picture quality

Controls a bit fiddly. No title generator

Sep, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS280


Excellent product

Can't think of any

May, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS280


Picture quality

Hand strap

May, 2006

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Great Camcorder


I've now had this Panasonic NV-GS280B camcorder for a month including one hoiday and it is superb. The picture quality is great. S...

Apr, 2006

Product Specifications


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Color of product:Silver
Product color:Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Total megapixels:3.1

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.81 - 18.1
Filter size:1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.81 - 18.1
Optical Zoom:10

Other Features

I/O ports:AV out\nUSB 2.0 High Speed
Lens system:Leica Dicomar Lens
Power Requirements:DC 7.9 V/7.2 V

Ports & interfaces

S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/8000


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Weight & Dimensions