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Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but the control panel and reliability get critical reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, price, battery

reliability, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the color and battery are generally positive. The usability and price also get good comments. There are some negative views about the reliability and control panel. There are some mixed reviews about the zoom.

portability, price, usability, battery, color

control panel, reliability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV-GS150B MiniDV Digital Camcorder [2.3Mp, 3 CCD, 10x Optical]Panasonic NV-GS150B MiniDV Digital Camcorder [2.3Mp, 3 CCD, 10x Optical]

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder from 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 Reviewers really like the battery and price. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the durability and reliability.

portability, usability, image quality, price, battery

reliability, durability

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-GS150 2.3 MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomPanasonic PV-GS150 2.3 MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Panasonic PV-GS150


Panasonic PV-GS150

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The Panasonic PV-GS150 is a stunner of a value. The middle of the line 3 CCD camcorder this year, it may not have all the features of its superstar sibling, the PV-GS250, but it is an excellent camcorder in its own right. It features most of the same...

Manual Controls, -Still Capability, -Navigation System

Image Stabilization, -Focus Ring

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Matt Culler (

Panasonic PV-GS150 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders


Panasonic's PV-GS150 is the manufacturer's middle-line 3 CCD camcorder this year. It comes between the PV-GS65 and the PV-GS250 and fits between the two in terms of imager specs as well as features. While the PV-GS150 lacks some of the features of the...

Mar, 2005

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Panasonic PV GS150


Panasonic PV-GS150 2.3 MP 3-CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

These models are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but aren't short on innovative features. Equipped with a 3CCD imaging system, high-powered digital still capability and ease of use, these new digital video cameras will deliver...

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


Although it has some weaknesses, the GS150 delivers quality video via its 3CCD sensor, in a tidy package that is very easy to use.

3CCD sensor delivers quality video, easy-to-use menus, 2.3 megapixel still capture

Relatively poor low-light performance

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Edvarcl Heng (

Panasonic NV-GS150


At AU$1,759, it's a good deal with a varied set of features that would satisfy most consumers.

3CCD at a low price point ; Built-in flash ; Much improved menu

Average night performance ; Limited burst mode

Apr, 2005

Consumer review (

Best quality video and still camera combo


You can transfer still images to your PC through the included USB cable. To send your video to your PC, you will need a Firewire cable ( also NOT INCLUDED ). Panasonic, and their 3CCD user forum says that the camera needs to use a 4pin to 4pin cable,...

I researched video cams for almost a year before finding this one. Twice before, when I tried to buy it, Newegg had sold out. Other places had it, but at a higher price and unknown service. Newegg notified me when it came in again, and I jumped on it....


Jul, 2006

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Great lil camcorder


not the greatest camcorder, but perfect for beginners or occassional video takers.

Great picture quality. Nice size, fits in your palm. Nice feature set

Low-light quality... but for this price, what camcorder has great low-light

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (

Nice Camera.....but


This is not the fault of Newegg in any way so this isn't directed at them but rather at Panasonic, the company behind this camera. At the time I purchased this camera Panasonic was offereing a rebate. I filled out all the forms and immediately sent...

After months of research this was the camera I choose. Several internet review sites out there put this camera as their #1 choice for this particular price range ; The camera works really well. I have used the camera indoors extensively in low lighting...

I have no cons for the actual camera or Newegg however please see my other thoughts

Apr, 2006

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small & compact


It has all the features that I wanted... plus at a good price with 3CCDs, you can't expect more at this point. I'm really happy using the camera for my semi-pro work. It's so tiny that you can easily hold it with one hand for many minutes

The screen is a bit small, but very very clear, and it seems to be the largest possible screen that could be fit upon such a tiny camera

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

The PV-GS150, with its 3CCD Camera System, reproduces color in great fidelity by using a separate CCD for reds, greens and blues. It's the same 3CCD technology used in Panasonic professional broadcast equipment, resulting in 540 lines of breathtaking resolution. You can count on Panasonic 3CCD Digital Camcorders to give you colors that are as rich and vibrant as your life. World-renowned lens-maker LEICA has developed an exquisite, multi-coated lens that helps add a high-level of detail and subtlety to your creations. With refinements like a 2-stage neutral density filter for aperture independent adjustment, you'll appreciate the remarkably crisp, true-to-life color that is a hallmark of Leica Dicomar optics. The PV-GS150 captures still images with incredible detail at up to 2.3-megapixels. The Quad-Density Pixel Distribution Technology, a technology used in Panasonic professional broadcast equipment, makes it possible to capture still pictures with amazing quality. Digital EIS compensates for unintentional hand and camcorder movement to help stabilize your recordings - even while you're recording as a passenger from a moving vehicle. With Digital EIS, you won't have to worry about shaky soccer games or family outings. An optical zoom this powerful works like a telescope to produce close-up shots with extraordinary clarity. And with the different zoom speeds, you can control how quick you go from a wide angle to telephoto zoom. Through the use of digital technology, the zoom ratio on the can be increased digitally, producing an incredibly close shot. You won't miss a single detail! The joystick makes the camera much easier to use, letting you control all basic operations with one hand. As you shoot, just watch the image in the monitor and follow the instruction guide. You can handle a number of operations quickly and easily, without even taking your eye off the subject.


Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Manufacturer Battery Name:Panasonic CGA-DU12

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes


Minimum illumination:1

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.5
Display Resolution:113000

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV/Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:2.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:500
Filter size:1.46
Focal length range (f-f):0.0965 - 0.965
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:24.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.45mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:440Kpix
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

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Other Features

I/O ports:S-Video Out, Headphones (HP Out / AV Out), USB(mini B), DV Out(IEEE1394), Accessory Shoe (Hot)\n
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Resolution:320 x 240


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/8000, 1/25-1/500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader/Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:500/700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions