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Panasonic NV-GS330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS330. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and durability. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the design and portability.

usability, size, image quality, durability, price

battery, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Panasonic NV-GS330 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The size is also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the usability.

size, image quality

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV-GS330EB-S Mini DV CamcorderPanasonic NV-GS330EB-S Mini DV Camcorder

Mar, 2018

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The NV-GS330 is one of only two camcorders in the group with three CCDs, and it's immediately apparent in the resulting video.

May, 2008

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This is a very good Camcorder i was very happy to bye it eny one should bye it a very good camcorder.

no bad points.

May, 2009

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For fast moving images its the best dv camcorder out there. Its a shame that its been discontinued. Panasonic are not replacing it !!!!!

You have to remove the battery to get to the power and firewire ports so this dismisses its portability. i have to carry the power cable at all times!!! terrible design! For some reason it had to have the assembly drum replaced after one month

Mar, 2009

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very good as i have come to expect from panosonic

no really bad points

Nov, 2008

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A lovely picture which is v good

Short battery life

Aug, 2008

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Very crisp colourful images, light and easy to use.

Poor battery life

Aug, 2008

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good image and sound

very poor battery life 30mins at best

Jun, 2008

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Leica lens panasonic elestronics good quality still pictures and seperate photo button

small battery not able to record video to SD card

May, 2008

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Being able to take still images as well as video

An automatic lens cover as was on the NV-GS300

May, 2008

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I bought this camera a couple months ago for my overseas trip. I was really happy with this product as it produced great video quality thanks to the 3CCD image sensor. Another good thing is that is has a SD slot in it so you can take still images with...

Great video quality, able to take pictures while recording, 3CCD image sensor

a bit bulky

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

The GS330 features O.I.S. and the 3CCD camera system. O.I.S. minimizes hand-shake, and because it's an optical system, there is no quality loss. The 3CCD camera system is used in most professional broadcasting equipment because it draws out the full potential of the camera's high image quality.


Audio Dubbing: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:1
Webcam capability: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.35

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV/Panasonic NV

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom: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
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.71Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:630Kpix
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:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Other features

Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: No
Power consumption (typical):5.2
Power requirements:DC7.2 V/7.9 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Movie Life 1.1E/ Motion DV STUDIO 6.0E LE for DV

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 360,640 x 480,1280 x 960


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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Video formats supported:MPEG2

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black fader/Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.33
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.65

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes