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Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS320EG-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. Reviewers are impressed by the color and size. The image quality and price are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the reliability, while some have doubts about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, price, image quality, size, color

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and color. The size and image quality also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the portability.

usability, image quality, size, color, zoom

portability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV - GS320 MiniDv CamcorderPanasonic NV - GS320 MiniDv Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Panasonic NV-GS320 review

 

Panasonic chalks up the positive points

Soloid autofocus ; Good detail and balance

Too much jitter ; Features are overestimated

We really like the range of features on offer on the GS320 as they're targeted at the creative moviemaker. Unfortunately the image and audio performance doesn't quite live up to the hype. So it's a good, just not great, result for this Panasonic model

Mar, 2007

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

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Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Mark. Manchester (pricerunner.co.uk)

Wonderful Camcorder

 

This is a brilliant camcorder, I cannot recommend it highly enough, the 3 CCD system produces wonderful sharp and vibrant images, my father has a Sony model from the current range which is slightly more compact and a similar price but the quality of...

IMAGE QUALITY above all is excellent, I felt a bit stupid just after unpacking it as my previous model was superb, but I have recently got a wide screen tv and find it annoying watching the old square pictures on the wider format, when looking at my...

None really, it is simple to use, a good size etc, the only observation I have made is that my older model was possibly slightly better constructed but the build quality of this one is very good indeed, the only feature I will miss is that the...

This is a brilliant camcorder, I cannot recommend it highly enough, the 3 CCD system produces wonderful sharp and vibrant images, my father has a Sony model from the current range which is slightly more compact and a similar price but the quality of...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: smooth_criminal_ (dooyoo.co.uk)

Panasonic NV-GS320: Embarrassingly Unfashionable

 

What is the mark of a great digital video-camera? Since discovering the Panasonic NV GS320 last week, I have been slaving over this question, pondering and musing, desperately trying to seek a definitive answer. Is it astounding quality, or diversity...

Very affordable, reasonably high quality

Not very attractive, poor battery-life

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: smooth_criminal_ (dooyoo.co.uk)

Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S : Embarrassingly Unfashionable

 

What is the mark of a great digital video-camera? Since discovering the Panasonic NV GS320 last week, I have been slaving over this question, pondering and musing, desperately trying to seek a definitive answer. Is it astounding quality, or diversity...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: smooth_criminal_ (dooyoo.co.uk)

Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S: Embarrassingly Unfashionable

 

What is the mark of a great digital video-camera? Since discovering the Panasonic NV GS320 last week, I have been slaving over this question, pondering and musing, desperately trying to seek a definitive answer. Is it astounding quality, or diversity...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Hojo (newegg.com)

Very Nice Quality

 

I bought this to replace a VHS-C camcorder I had for years (which was much simpler to go from high quality VHS-C to VHS). The included software is good for editing and burning with smaller video clips with little or no compression or if you don't mind...

This camcorder makes beautiful videos and good pictures. Great for family events. I love the overall smal size and functionality of this camcorder. Very easy to use (for basic operations). Lot's of features - just be sure to read the manual

Included software is not the greatest to go from a larger size miniDV file to DVD in good quality. If you want a higher quality (i.e. a movie the size of 1 mini dv to fit on 1 dvd), good luck as a 90 minute miniDV in high quality records as .AVI and is...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Rick (newegg.com)

Panasonic PV

 

Excellent picture. Good display. Good battery life. I need to step it up to next level because of the audio input not available on this camera

Should have been a little more observant when buying. I read everything but overlooked the fact that there was no audio input. Therefore my shotgun mike and wireless mike were rendered useless

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Heimdal (newegg.com)

Great Camcorder!

 

We lost our old PV-GS300 last year at the beach when our cottage burnt to the ground and we barely got out. It took a while financially to recover but finally we could buy another camcorder and I have to say this one is even better in most ways than...

Excellent picture quality, very clear and precise picture and color is very natural. Works well in low light and battery lasts longer than expected. Took shots of son's baseball game this past saturday and forgot the tripod. Video still turned out very...

Software that comes with it is not the most fully featured but that was expected. It does it's job though. Nothing really bad to say so far after two months

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Bargain Price Dream!

 

Conclusion: Getting great video at this price is unheard of IF you can handle the Annoying Flaws.

Awesome color reproduction. 3CCD ; Superb video quality (comparable to $2K cameras) ; Price point @ sub 350$ is a steal ; Descent Low light Performance

Menu based controls can be a nightmare for some ; No focus ring control ; Cumbersome design flaws. (have to remove the battery to connect to PC....and other such sillies) ; No external mic or headphone input. (I just carry another audio recording...

Feb, 2008
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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; O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer); Leica Dicomar lens; Crystal engine; Still picture recording; 10x optical zoom; Tele-macro; Simultaneous motion video and 1.2-Megapixel still picture recording; High-picture-quality wide 2.7" LCD.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: 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
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

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

Certificates

Certification:TÜV/GS, CE, PTS; ISO 9001, ISO 14001

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.6cm
Height:7.3cm
Weight:450g
Width:7.9cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:GS320/GS320E-S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.4 / 3.1

Input capacity

Maximum input capacity:1100
Multi-Purpose tray capacity:100
Standard input capacity:500

Lens System

Digital Zoom:10 / 700
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):46.1 - 461
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 30
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10 / 700
Type:Zoom lens

Memory

Internal Memory:64
Maximum internal memory:576

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver

Networking

Network ready: Yes

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.62Mpix/630Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.4Mpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Audio output:Y
Audio recording formats:PCM 12/16 bit
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003;\nMac OS 8.x - 10.x;\nNovell 3.x - 6.x\n
Custom media sizes:(148 x 210 mm) - (216 x 356 mm)
Mac compatibility: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Power requirements:AC 220- 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Output capacity

Standard output capacity:250

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 120 g/m2
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 220
Non-ISO print media sizes:legal, letter

Performance

Built-in processor: Yes
Processor frequency:400
Processor Model:PowerPC 440

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (PowerSave):4.4
Power Consumption (Standby):9
Power consumption (typical):400

Print technology

Colour : No
Duplex printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:150000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print Technology:Laser

Printing

Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Time to first page (black, normal):9
Warm-up time:13

Shutter

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

Sound emission

Printing noise level:50
Standby acoustic emission:29

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black & white fader/Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):382 x 394 x 285
Height :7.26
Weight:15.8 / 450
Width:7.85

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes