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Panasonic GS120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Panasonic GS120. 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. People are impressed by the size and portability. The price and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the battery. 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 GS120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic GS120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Panasonic GS120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The image quality and size are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the usability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV-GS120B Digital Camcorder [3CCD , 10 x Optical , Dv in / out]Panasonic NV-GS120B Digital Camcorder [3CCD , 10 x Optical , Dv in / out]

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic - NV-GS120

 

These days a £700 camcorder is quite a luxury, as you can get a very competent entry-level model with a decent list of features for less than £500, but the Panasonic NV-GS120 offers you plenty for ...

If you're in the market for a quality £500 single-CCD camcorder, then you'd be very short-sighted not to give this triple-CCD model serious consideration. It's a little heavier and more bulky than its baby brothers, but the superb image quality will...

Nov, 2004

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Glenn Menin (pcmag.com)

Panasonic PV-GS120

 

Compact and easy to use. Good video quality. Still-image burst mode and 1.2MP still-image resolution.

Mediocre still-image quality. FireWire cable not provided.

This three-CCD camcorder with a Leica lens costs under $700 and provides good, color-accurate video. It's small, easy to use, and worth the price.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Panasonic PV-GS120 review by PC Magazine

 

This three-CCD camcorder with a Leica lens costs under $700 and provides good, color-accurate video. It's small, easy to use, and worth the price. ...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

The less expensive version of the PV-GS200, Panasonic's PV-GS120 is a 3CCD camcorder as well, but is stripped down. The GS120 has several features that make it a good value, notably the same imager as the PV-GS200. It does includes less effective...

Video and Low light performance, - Manual Control, - Price

Cold Accessory Shoe, - Ease of Use

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Nathaniel Hansen (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-GS120 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

Panasonic's PV-GS120 is the less expensive version of the PV-GS200, a sub $1,000 3CCD consumer camcorder. The PV-GS120 is a 3CCD camcorder as well, just a striped down, fewer frills version. The GS120 replaces last years GS70. It's always a good thing...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by: Staff Writers (pcauthority.com.au)

Panasonic NV-GS120

 

If the CCD is the brain of a digital video camera it is logical that three should be better than one. A single CCD has to deal with all colours together while a 3-CCD system divides the primary red, green and blue (RGB) colours to individual CCDs to...

The NV-GS120 uses the standard Mini DV tape as opposed to DVD media, but also comes equipped with an 8MB SD memory card slot for still pictures. You can copy video between the tape and the card and the same in reverse with still images, though when it...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Panasonic PV GS120

 

Panasonic PV GS120 is a 3CCD Mini DV Camcorder with a 10x optical zoom.

World renowned lens-maker LEICA has developed an exquisite, 7-element, multi-coated lens that helps add a high-level of detail and subtlety to your creations, resulting in truly moving images that last. With refinements like a 2-stage neutral density...

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

This camcorder has been my son's high students instrument of

 
Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: DONTORDER (shopzilla.com)

Seemed good - but Magic Pix ruined it.

 

Lots of features, good picture quality

Inability to record in darkness.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: MDCross (shopzilla.com)

My take on the PV-GS120

 

Great Picture Quality, Good Ergonomics, Great Viewfinder

Electronic Image Stabilizer, low light performance,

Sep, 2004

Product Specifications

Panasonic offers a complete line-up of Palmcorders to suit many different needs and applications. From VHS-C format camcorders to the latest in Mini DV digital technology Panasonic Palmcorders incorporate features designed to be both sophisticated yet simple to use. Whether you want to capture your baby's first steps or create full-motion multimedia presentations, Panasonic has designed a Palmcorder with both your needs and budget in mind. PRODUCT FEATURES: 3CCD Camera System; 3x 460K CCD; Leica Dicomar Lens; 10x Hi-Definition Zoom (Optical); 700x Digital Zoom; Tele / Macro Lens; Color Viewfinder; Soft Skin Mode; Zoom Mic; Built-in SD Memory Card Slot; 3-Way PC Link: 2; DV Studio (via USB Connection); i.Link (IEEE 1394 PC Interface); Card Link (via optional SD Card); Mini DV Format; 2.5" Diagonal Color LCD Monitor; Easy-to-View LCD Design; MagicPix Images with LCD Light Panel; Easy-to-Use Mode Dial; Remote Control; USB Port; PhotoShot Built-in Digital Still Camera; Quick Start; Digital Effects (Record & Playback); Cinema Mode; Picture-in-Picture; Multi-Screen; High-Speed Shutter; Self Recording; 5-Mode Program AE (Auto Exposure); SP/LP Record Mode; Easy Cassette Eject; Battery and Tape Indicators; Headphone Jack; PCM Stereo; Audio Dubbing (SP mode only); Focus (Auto / Manual); Wind Noise Reduction Function; One-Touch, Easy Grip Strap Belt; Cold Shoe.

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

Type: None

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.6cm
Height:7.5cm
Weight:0.5kg
Width:7cm

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

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Country Kits:Europe
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:GS120/GS120B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:24.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.45mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:340Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:540Kpix
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 Stabiliser:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:500
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic