Summary: Well it don't get any better than this. This is everything I hoped it would be. The video is perfect, low light is great, sound is awesome. I took it to a wedding and was very happy with the results.
Summary: Picture quality is excellent. Usability is my only concern. It's not as intuitive as I would have like. In my first outing with it, I thought I was recording some footage that apparently did not get captured. That's unfortunate as it was some pretty good stuff.
Summary: This is a tourist-camera body with a professional output! I use this camera for commercial video and public access cable TV. I've taken this camera on vacation all over the world. On a flat panel TV, people always remark how incredibly good the resolution is on this camera, in all sorts of lighting...
Summary: I won't go into all the technical specs of this camera because the other reviewers have already done an excellent job of doing that. I bought my pv-gs200 2 years ago and it's really an amazing and value packed product.
Summary: The Digital Zoom is just useless for most camera! It is just a marketing sick joke. Turn off that stupid Digital Zoomm then your EIS will work a lot better ( try not to zoom all the way to 10X).
Summary: The Panasonic PV-GS200 is a great camera as all the other reviewers have mentioned. Don't buy this camera for the computer program, DV Studio3. I have Win XP Home and installed the software that was included with the camera.
Summary: First off......why are all concerned about low light capabilities....most cameras are lowsy without some sort of external bulb. I had a GL2 which i recently sold because i no longer need to documentaries, and that camera needed an external light. Also the image stabilization is a joke.
Summary: After months of looking around, We had to opt out of 3 Camcorders, the SONY DHRC40, Canon Optura 40 and the Panasonic GS200. And we went for the later one. November 12th 2004: As the Camcorder is only 2 days old, I will post the Initial Review and Add to it later.
Summary: After a great deal of research, I decided to buy this camcorder. This is really an awesome piece producing vivid and life-like colors. I personally compared videos shot from popular models like Sony DCRHC40, JVC GRD90, Canon ZR90 and Panasonic PV-GS200.