Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the color and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the viewfinder and battery, and reviews about the reliability and design are different.

usability, price, image quality, size, color

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

See all Panasonic Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 145 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 33 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 23 of 33 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (79)

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the zoom and color. The size and image quality also get good opinions. Views are divided on the price, and many are negative about the portability.

usability, image quality, size, color, zoom


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : staff (

Panasonic NV-GS320 review


Panasonic chalks up the positive points

Soloid autofocus ; Good detail and balance

Too much jitter ; Features are overestimated

We really like the range of features on offer on the GS320 as they're targeted at the creative moviemaker. Unfortunately the image and audio performance doesn't quite live up to the hype. So it's a good, just not great, result for this Panasonic model

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Which? (

Expert Review

  (Rating Hidden)
Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

Very Nice Quality


I bought this to replace a VHS-C camcorder I had for years (which was much simpler to go from high quality VHS-C to VHS). The included software is good for editing and burning with smaller video clips with little or no compression or if you don't mind...

This camcorder makes beautiful videos and good pictures. Great for family events. I love the overall smal size and functionality of this camcorder. Very easy to use (for basic operations). Lot's of features - just be sure to read the manual

Included software is not the greatest to go from a larger size miniDV file to DVD in good quality. If you want a higher quality (i.e. a movie the size of 1 mini dv to fit on 1 dvd), good luck as a 90 minute miniDV in high quality records as .AVI and is...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

Panasonic PV


Excellent picture. Good display. Good battery life. I need to step it up to next level because of the audio input not available on this camera

Should have been a little more observant when buying. I read everything but overlooked the fact that there was no audio input. Therefore my shotgun mike and wireless mike were rendered useless

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (

Great Camcorder!


We lost our old PV-GS300 last year at the beach when our cottage burnt to the ground and we barely got out. It took a while financially to recover but finally we could buy another camcorder and I have to say this one is even better in most ways than...

Excellent picture quality, very clear and precise picture and color is very natural. Works well in low light and battery lasts longer than expected. Took shots of son's baseball game this past saturday and forgot the tripod. Video still turned out very...

Software that comes with it is not the most fully featured but that was expected. It does it's job though. Nothing really bad to say so far after two months

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (

Bargain Price Dream!


Conclusion: Getting great video at this price is unheard of IF you can handle the Annoying Flaws.

Awesome color reproduction. 3CCD ; Superb video quality (comparable to $2K cameras) ; Price point @ sub 350$ is a steal ; Descent Low light Performance

Menu based controls can be a nightmare for some ; No focus ring control ; Cumbersome design flaws. (have to remove the battery to connect to PC....and other such sillies) ; No external mic or headphone input. (I just carry another audio recording...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

My first vidcam


Firewire and USB transfer works fine. Coming off tape the transfers are in real time. This would be too slow for many people. I bought the A-Data 4GB TurboSD SDHC card and it works fine. Looking forward to sending a video to YouTube or others if I can...

I read reviews of a few vidcams and liked what I read here. I wanted great video quality and believe the 3CCD will give it. The video and pics I've seen so far with this vidcam look as good as I wanted. The included video software is appreciated. Seems...

My hands may be bigger than average and there is only about 3/8s of an inch of velcro grabbing a hold on wrist strap. I had to add some length to the lens cap string. Smaller hands will be able to operate the controls better. Other than that I can't...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

Works with Mac =)


I made the mistake of purchasing a HDD camcorder pervious to this one. Vid quality is much better on DV and so much easier to edit with iMovie, Final cut pro. DV is still the way to go. especially you if you want to edit your video.

Great Camcorder. Nice quality in all lighting conditions. Nice features. Leica lens is very nice. Has USB and firewire. Works with iMovie

no accessory shoe.. but never used it anyway

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Great Camera!


As long as it isn't a a short-lived camera like my canon elura 50 which died a horrible death at a young age, I will be very pleased!

images, decent low light images. 16:9 support is really cool

Lack of features that should be standard for even a budget camera. But I doubt I would have use those features enough anyways. Odd placement of ports, but oh well

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Beware - design defect


I'v owned this camera for two months and since day one have had intermittent problems with camera not being recognized through firewire. Eventually no recognition through firewire at all but recognized through USB. Now USB is dead too. Panasonic knows...

Great sound and video. Decent video editing software included

Design defect in the firewire/USB interface

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances. PRODUCT FEATURES: 3CCD camera system; O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer); Leica Dicomar lens; Crystal engine; Still picture recording; 10x optical zoom; Tele-macro; Simultaneous motion video and 1.2-Megapixel still picture recording; High-picture-quality wide 2.7" LCD.


Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Certification:TÜV/GS, CE, PTS; ISO 9001, ISO 14001


Color of product:Silver
Product color:Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:123000

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):4.4
Power consumption (standby):9
Power consumption (typical):400

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:2.4 / 3.1

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:1100
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Standard input capacity:500

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.81 - 18.1
Digital Zoom:10 / 700
Filter size:1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.81 - 18.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.118 - 1.18
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10 / 700
Type:Zoom lens


Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:576
Maximum memory:576


Network ready: Yes

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:630Kpix
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:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Other Features

Audio Output:Y
Audio recording formats:PCM 12/16 bit
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003;\nMac OS 8.x - 10.x;\nNovell 3.x - 6.x\n
Custom media sizes:(148 x 210 mm) - (216 x 356 mm)
Mac compatibility: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Power Requirements:AC 220- 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video out:Y

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:250

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 120 g/m²
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 220
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter


Built-in processor: Yes
Processor:PowerPC 440
Processor frequency:400
Processor model:PowerPC 440

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (PowerSave):4.4
Power consumption (standby):9
Power consumption (typical):400

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:150000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print technology:Laser


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Time to first page (black, normal):9
Warm-up time:13


Built-in processor:Y
Processor frequency:400
Processor model:PowerPC 440


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/8000 / 1/50-1/8000

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50
Standby acoustic emission:29


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 15.5 x 11.2
Weight:15.9 / 34.8

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes