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Panasonic NV GS230EG-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Panasonic NV GS230EG-S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the color and portability. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the zoom and battery, and opinions 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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic NV GS230EG-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Panasonic NV GS230EG-S from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and durability are generally positive. The color and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

price, usability, color, durability, design

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic NV-GS230

 

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

Feb, 2011

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

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Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Chris (reevoo.com)

Panasonic NV-GS230

 

Great camera , nice and compact. The image quality is amazing with colours represented accurately and pin sharp..The software for downloading the videos from the camera is easy to use and works well.

The camera does prefer good light as images can be a bit grainy in low light. The battery that the camera is supplied with only last for about an hour.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Iain (reevoo.com)

Panasonic NV-GS230

 

This is my first camcorder. I really like the camera, and getting a 3CCD camera for this price is fantastic! Image quality is great. A friend, who used to teach at film school was also very impressed with the image. Menus are largely intuitive and easy...

I would love to have manual focus on a focus ring rather then thru the menus - I would have more precise control. 10x optical zoom is low from this price range - most competitors have 15x to 45x, and as I do birdwatching a higher zoom would have been...

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Panasonic NV-GS230

 

Great spec. Fast manual shutter. 3CCD. Good connectivity - firewire. Ideal for filming and editing sporting action.

No AV-in.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic NV-GS230

 

3 ccd, effective and quiet zoom, menus, build quality

why isn't it a Leica lens, only average quality 2.3 Mpix stills

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic NV-GS230

 

I haven't yet used it that much but it seems really easy to use.

None.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Val (reevoo.com)

Panasonic NV-GS230

 

Easy to use

none

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Marion (reevoo.com)

Panasonic NV-GS230

 

It's small, light and very easy to use once you've mastered the instructions. The pictures are clear, the sound superb. An ideal travelling companion as it doesn't take up much baggage allowance!

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic NV-GS230

 

very lightweight, with lots of good features.

The standard battery that comes with the camera has a very short life span. The wind reducation function is also very poor.

Nov, 2007
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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

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

Battery

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

Camera

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

Design

Colour of product:Grey / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35

Flash

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

Shutter

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

Storage

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

Video

Video formats supported:MPEG2

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:113000
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