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Panasonic NV GS 55

Panasonic NV GS 55
alaScore 76

25 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Panasonic NV GS 55. 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. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The size and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the price.

portability, usability, size, image quality, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV GS 55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic NV GS 55 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the image quality and size are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the price.

portability, usability, size, image quality

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PVGS55 Ultra-Compact MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomPanasonic PVGS55 Ultra-Compact MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

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The Panasonic PV-GS55, when compared with last year's PV-DV53 model, shows a reduction in CCD size from 1/4 to 1/6 of an inch. The CCDs in both models contain 680k gross pixels; however, the PV-GS55 falls short in the video performance category. And...

700x digital zoom, - Manual Control, - Ports

Video/low light performance, - Still performance

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Mark Bassett (

Panasonic PV-GS55 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders


The Panasonic PV-GS55 is an ultra-compact camcorder with decent video and fairly poor low-light performance. However, there are quite a few gadgets, add-ons, and included extras to help justify the MSPR of $599. The PV-GS55 doesn't perform as well as...

May, 2004

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Panasonic PV GS55


The Panasonic PV GS55 is a Ultra-Compact MiniDV Camcorder with a 10x Optical Zoom.

Panasonic PV GS55: OpticsThe PV-GS55 is equipped with a 1/6-inch, 680,000-pixel CCD and 10x optical zoom It also features a 800x digital zoom that allows you to zoom in on incredible close-ups.

Consumer review by: TTT_Travis (

Panasonic PV-GS55 MiniDV Digital Camcorder


This is a very good camera, everything works good and is easy to use. The camera has manual focus if you are a control freak or something and Program AE if your shooting in diferant lighting.

Allot of features

no night vision

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications

800, 000 Pixel CCD digital video camera with 10x optical zoom and SD card slot.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


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

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 / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:23mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
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 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 / Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Solarisation / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic