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Panasonic NV-GS 21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS 21. 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 really like the size and color. The usability and image quality also get good views, but some have doubts about the battery.

zoom, image quality, usability, color, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS 21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic NV-GS 21 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price and usability. The battery and zoom also get good feedback.

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

This summary is based on the products: PowerPlanet CGA-DU12, CGA-DU14, VW-VBD140 Compatible Camcorder Battery for PANASONIC NV-GS6, NV-GS10, NV-GS17, NV-GS21, NV-GS22, NV-GS25, NV-GS250, NPowerPlanet CGA-DU12, CGA-DU14, VW-VBD140 Compatible Camcorder Battery for PANASONIC NV-GS6, NV-GS10, NV-GS17, NV-GS21, NV-GS22, NV-GS25, NV-GS250, N

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Panasonic NV GS21 is a compact digital video camera with 24 x optical zoom and SD card slot. The 24x optical zoom means that friends and family can wave to the camera from far away and be recorded as sharp as a pin. With such intense details being captured, pictures will hold more depth and their beauty can be treasured forever.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Panasonic CGR-DU06

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
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


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 / Super night mode / Surf & snow/Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.6
Max Focal Length:50.4mm
Min Focal Length:2.1mm
Optical Zoom:24
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
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:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic