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Panasonic NV GS60EG-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Panasonic NV GS60EG-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. People really like the price and image quality. The portability and size also get good feedback. Views are divided on the color. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV GS60EG-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic NV GS60EG-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Panasonic NV GS60EG-S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The portability and size also get good reviews. Views are divided on the color, while there are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, size, portability, image quality, price

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic - NV-GS60 - Mini DV CamcorderPanasonic - NV-GS60 - Mini DV Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Which? (which.co.uk)

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Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: meldoll (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

I got this for my 16th birthday and i love it! i recently went to china and it was great being able to get video footage of all the sights. i love the fact that this camera records to DV tape instead of DVD, it is better quality than recording straight...

good price, easy to use, good quality shots.

i dont like that you cant use it like a still photo camera

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

When you open the LCD, the power switches on. Shut it and the power goes off. Pull out the viewfinder and the power switches on. Store it and the power goes off. Easy On/Off reduces the time required for operating the camera. With One-Touch Navigation, just press the center of the joystick to display an operating menu. The operations you use most often are right on the monitor, so it's easy to change settings or operate the camera without looking away from your subject. Just turn the dial and you're ready to shoot or to view the images afterward. Just rotate the dial with your fingertip to select the icon that corresponds to the mode you want. When the Soft Skin Mode detects skin tones, it softens the focus in that area. This has a skin beautifying effect, which makes wrinkles and lines appear less noticeable. When turned on, this function makes blemishes and moles look less conspicuous, while preserving resolution in areas of the picture outside of the skin. With the camera connected via USB cable to a PC, start up Windows Messenger and the camera instantly turns into a web camera. Ideal for teleconferencing over the Internet, or for surveillance camera use. Panasonic's MPEG2 engine is a wide-range, high-precision engine that produces smooth, beautiful moving pictures. Because it precisely records the differences in each frame, it can render fast, complex motions with exceptional precision. The MPEG2 engine also uses the Variable Bit Rate system that Panasonic adopted for the high-end DIGA DVD recorder. Giving LP (long play mode) recordings nearly twice the resolution captured with previous Panasonic MPEG2 recording video cameras, this lets the SD e.cam and DVD e.cam record clear, smoothly flowing pictures. Pure Color Engine converts the CCD output signal from a complementary color signal into an RGB signal at an early stage and extracts the low-frequency luminance component from the RGB signal. This innovative engine also achieves truly superb color reproduction for high-zoomed pictures. Leave the light off. Color Night View gives you images with color even in dim lighting. Light is gentle and easy on the eyes, so you can snap shots of sleeping children without waking them up.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:2
On Screen Display (OSD):No / Yes
Progressive Scan: No

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12cm
Height:8.2cm
Weight:410g
Width:6.9cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:105000

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

Built-in Flash: No

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:GS60/GS60EG-S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):400
Optical sensor resolution:800
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1000 / 1072
Filter Size:3.05
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):35.7 - 1072
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 57
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.9
Max Focal Length:57mm
Min Focal Length:1.9mm
Optical Zoom:30
Optical Zoom:30 / 35.7
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver

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

Other features

Additional accessories:Ladegerät / Netzadapter / Li-Ion Akku / AV Kabel
Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB
Lens system:Panasonic
Light exposure control:Y
Manual Focus:No / Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power requirements:DC 7.9 V/7.2 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
HDMI: No
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Shutter

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

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:SD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:1000
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Soft
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12 / 6.9
Height :12 / 6.9 / 8.2
Weight:410
Width:6.9 / 8.2

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes