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Panasonic NV-GS70

Panasonic NV-GS70
alaScore 78

60 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS70. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and portability are generally positive. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed reviews on the zoom and design.

image quality, size, usability, portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic NV-GS70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Panasonic NV-GS70 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the durability and battery are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV-GS70B Camcorder Dv 3ccd/1.7 Megapixel 2.5" LcdPanasonic NV-GS70B Camcorder Dv 3ccd/1.7 Megapixel 2.5" Lcd

Oct, 2016

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

PANASONIC NV-GS70

 

The Panasonic NV-GS70 may be surprisingly compact, but thanks to its 3CCD sensor, this camera's color depth is more than a match for bulkier (and more expensive!) DV models. Notwithstanding its handy size, the NV-GS70 includes great convenience...

Jun, 2003

Expert review by: Laurence Grayson (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic NV-GS70

 

This is an attractive prospect if you want a three-chip camcorder, but a similarly-priced single-chip model will probably provide better image definition if you want decent still-image capture as well.

Low price ; Three-chip image sensor ; Full manual control options ; Compact and lightweight ; Quick start mode

CCD resolution is a little on the low side ; Poor still capture ; Slightly tricky switchgear

If image definition and still capture is more important to you that colour, then you´ll be better off with a similarly-priced single-chip model, otherwise, you should give the NV-GS70 a look.

Jan, 2004

Expert review by: Laurence Grayson (zdnet.com.au)

Panasonic NV-GS70

 

This is an attractive prospect if you want a three-chip camcorder, but a similarly-priced single-chip model will probably provide better image definition if you want decent still-image capture as well.

Dec, 2003

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

Panasonic NV-GS70EG-S: Roll camera, mark it, action!

 

When I decided to buy my first camcorder I had already done an extensive research for the previous 5 years! I am young director myself and all the cameras my friends and family had just didn't do it for me. Either their picture quality wasn't good...

Aug, 2008

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

Panasonic NV-GS70: Roll camera, mark it, action!

 

When I decided to buy my first camcorder I had already done an extensive research for the previous 5 years! I am young director myself and all the cameras my friends and family had just didn't do it for me. Either their picture quality wasn't good...

Value for money, excellent quality, compact size

Not really a disadvantage but it needs miniDV tapes

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: pranapana (epinions.com)

An Idiot Beginner's POV of a *Cheaper* 3CCD Digicam: the Panasonic NV-GS70

 

Please note I am reviewing the Panasonic NV-GS70EN, naming conventions seem to be different for the same product in Asia (from the States ? it's all very confusing to me why they do this.. Canon does as well), so I think I am putting this in the...

Size, 3ccd etc

less pixels, reduced functions, dodgy zoom button

Dec, 2003

Product Specifications

For those who want both picture quality and shooting convenience without compromising either, Panasonic has introduced the NV-GS70 digital video camera. Though ultra-compact, the NV-GS70 employs a 3CCD camera system, and can take 1.77 Mega Pixel digital still photos. The renowned creative power of a Leica Dicomar lens brings out detail and texture. Other functions for more expressive capability include a "Soft Skin Detail" function, which renders enhanced skin appearance, and "Tele Macro Mode" for dynamic close-ups. Ergonomically designed for convenient operation, the NV-GS70's "Free-Style Remote Controller with Mic" makes it easy to add narration while shooting. Its "One Touch Free-Style Grip Belt" can be quickly converted to a carrying strap, and its "Air Soft Grip" helps provide a secure hold on the camera. The NV-GS70 can also shoot still images and store the snapshots on an SD Memory Card for easy transfer to other digital devices. MPEG4 video recording can be performed in a choice of three modes to match the shooting situation. Voice-only recording is also possible, permitting the camera to be used as a digital voice recorder. The included USB connection kit permits the camera to be connected to a personal computer. With a USB connection, image data can be transferred to the PC from SD Memory Card or still images can be transferred from videotape. The USB connection also allows the camera to be used as an Internet WEB camera. With these many features and functions, the NV-GS70 is easier to use and offers a more expanded range of video camera communication applications than its predecessor.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.9cm/13.2cm
Height:7.7cm/9.3cm
Weight:0.5kg
Width:7.1cm

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:Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:MiniDV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:GS70/GS70B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:24.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.45mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:540Kpix
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

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:500
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch / Strobe / Tracer / Wipe/Black & White / Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Solarisation / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic