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Panasonic NV GS230EG-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Panasonic NV GS230EG-S. 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 are impressed by the color and portability. The price and image quality also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the zoom and battery, while views are divided on the size.

usability, image quality, price, portability, color

battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV GS230EG-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Panasonic NV GS230EG-S from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the design and durability are generally positive. The color and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the size.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV-GS230 MiniDV 3CCD Camcorder (EU)Panasonic NV-GS230 MiniDV 3CCD Camcorder (EU)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Panasonic NV-GS230


Another budget miniDV camcorder, proving there is still life left in yesterday's technology.

Feb, 2011

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Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: bantuindia (



Hi friends...I m a Journalist and working with Top Hindin News Channel here in india..since two years...Why i m wrinting this review because i m using this camera since two years...tHis Cam is easy to handle and easy to operate for any urpose...both...



Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: petualang (

Review Panasonic NV GS230


Panasonic GS230 record with 3 recording chip (3 CCD) and offers a high resolution color so that is more realistic. Anti-blur is another advantage. Pictures appear more focused on the electronic model of Panasonic GS60. The lens provides the opposite...

Sensor 3 CCD make it more realistic, anti blur, charger

sharpness is reduced when using the zoom

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: mickhines (



For the price, this is A1. NOT a professional camera, but not aimed at that market OR price either. Great quality images in most conditions. Simple to use with a good navigation and menu system. Bought in preference to the HDD and hybrid models cause...

Size and weight - this camera is small but GOOD 3 CCD image quality Ease of navigation and controls

Battery life - always a problem Included software - no compatability with Vista

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: gapfilms (



I bought this camera to use as a deck to upload my footage from my larger prosumer cameras. I went for this as it was a 3CCD camera which I could use as a back up for my bigger cameras as well as a deck for uploading footage to my computer. Compared to...

Compact size and easy to use functions.

For a 3CCD camera I thought the image quality was average.

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances. PRODUCT FEATURES: 3CCD camera system; Crystal engine; Still picture recording; 10x optical zoom; Tele-macro; Simultaneous motion video and still picture recording.


Audio Dubbing: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:1.2


Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Webcam capability: Yes


Colour of product:Grey / Silver


Display diagonal:6.35


Built-in Flash: No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.4
Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.3 / 2.4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:500
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):46.1 - 461 / 47.1 - 471
Focal length range (f-f):2.45 - 24.5 / 3 - 30
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Other features

Additional accessories:Battery Charger, AC Adaptor, Li-Ion Battery Pack, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, Remote Control, Lens Cap
Audio output:AV 4P / Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:AV 4pin, USB
Lens focal range:1.8/2.8
Manual Focus:No / Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3 / 3.5
Power requirements:DC 7.9 V/7.2 V / DC 7.9/ 7.2V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:SweetMovieLife 1.0E MotionDV / STUDIO 5.6E LE DV

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 960


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


Video formats supported:MPEG2


Viewfinder screen size:0.33

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 12.3
Height :7 / 7.25
Weight:410 / 480
Width:7 / 7.1

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes