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Panasonic PV-GS250 Camcorder

Panasonic PV-GS250 Camcorder
alaScore 82

153 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews of Panasonic PV-GS250 Camcorder. 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. People are impressed by the color and price. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, portability, price, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV-GS250 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV-GS250 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Panasonic PV-GS250 Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and color. The portability and image quality also get good views, but comments are divided on the design.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-GS250 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomPanasonic PV-GS250 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Panasonic NVGS250B review

 

This Panny is a weighty 570g but makes up for it with a 3CCD sensor system and optical image stabiliser for wobbly arms

Despite pricey running costs and battery quibbles, the NVGs250B has a top 3CCD sensor system to make your moving pictures a visual feast

Sep, 2006

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

Panasonic NV-GS250

 

From its Leica Dicomar zoom lens to its three CCD sensors and optical image stabiliser, this compact cam is an exemplary performer. Panasonic has also thought hard about ergonomics, convenience and ease of use. The digital stills option yields high-res 3.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (simplydv.co.uk)

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic NV-GS250 DV Camcorder

 

Lovely 3CCD images, nice body styling, handles very well, large knurled focus ring, great features, top loading tape transport

Menu navigation can be awkward until joystick is mastered, menu design is a bit clunky and could be better designed

Could be seen as the ideal starter camcorder for complete newbies and also users upgrading from older analogue or digital models

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

If you want a great lens, vibrant colours and the ability to simply and easily send your video out to the Web--and don't need a large optical zoom--the Panasonic NV-GS250 should be near the top of your list.

Superb colour quality, true 3.1 megapixel digital still images, optical image stabiliser

Only 10X optical zoom

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Panasonic PV-GS250

 

CCDType: Three CCD, Video Recording Format: DV Tape

Very good color. Easy to use. Nice extras, like a manual focus ring.

Big and bulky. Expensive.

The Panasonic PV-GS250 performs adequately, but not quite well enough to justify its large size and price tag.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Panasonic PV-GS250

 

Camcorder offers strong image quality, with numerous manual controls that should appeal to picky consumers.

The PV-GS250 takes good-looking video and offers manual controls that give users plenty of flexibility in shooting.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Panasonic PV-GS250 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Jun, 2005

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Ben Wolf (cnet.com)

Panasonic PV-GS250 review: Panasonic PV-GS250

 

Great three-chip color; strong ergonomics and navigation system; solid optical image stabilizer; decent stills.

Only average in low light; difficult to control manually; limited zoom range; mediocre LCD.

A bargain for a three-chip camera, the Panasonic PV-GS250 is a great choice for an amateur with serious aspirations or just a discerning eye.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic NV-GS250

 

Panasonic's GS-250 is a great little camcorder, but its bundled software package doesn't do its general ease of use any real favours.

Quality lens ; Image stabilisation works well ; Good low-light shooting ; Strong microphone pickup

USB 2.0 only supplied cable ; Software manual in PDF format only

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Please give a hand for one of our favorite MiniDV camcorders of the year, the Panasonic PV-GS250. This model is the acme of its class, a paradigm of good handling, manual control, and affordability. In fact, it features nearly every aspect of what we...

Sep, 2005

Product Specifications

With the NV-GS250, the Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) minimizes the effect of hand-shake without sacrificing picture quality in the process. In the NV-GS250, the Leica DICOMAR lens guarantees brilliant picture quality without light reflections or stray losses. Thanks to Panasonic's unique pixel-shifting technology, the NV-GS250 takes still pictures with an outstanding 3.1 megapixels.

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

Minimum illumination:1
Webcam capability: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.4cm
Height:7.3cm
Weight:0.5kg
Width:8.1cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:113000

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:Low light / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight/Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:GS250/GS250B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:500
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length range (f-f):2.85 - 28.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.8
Max Focal Length:28.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.85mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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

Other features

Expansion slots:SD
Flash:GN5.5
Focus:AF, Manual
I/O ports:S-Video Input/Output\nMicrophone (stereo mini)\nHeadphones out\nUSB 2.0 (mini B)\nDV Input/Output
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Light exposure control:Sports, Portrait, Low Light, Spot Light, Surf &Snow
Recording speed:SP/LP

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:Tape Mode:1/50 - 1/8000 & Card Mode:1/2 - 1/2000

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:500
Faders:Black & white fader/Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.4
Height :7.3
Width:8.1