Excerpt: For traveler freeks and filmmakers: I would say Panasonic Camcorder-NVGS500 is for you. I never regret that I bought this product week ago. With the total satisfaction that I get in this Camcorder, I would definitely recommend this product.
Excerpt: Panasonic NV-GS500 Digital Camcorder offers the performance and style that no other models can replicate. Measuring 91x74x152 mm and weighing 570 g, this device becomes easier to carry around and use. You can grip the device conveniently and record videos for hours without feeling any discomfort.
Summary: An attractive 3CCD minidv camcorder for under £1000? Woah! When I bought my GS500 I was looking for the catch, there wasn't one... and I've bought a lot of expensive cameras in recent times (mainly as part of my job.
Summary: I have had this product for over 6 months now and am still over the moon with it. As a budding amateur/hobbyist film maker on a low budget, I did do a lot of homework before I opted for this model, and I still think i made the right choice. My favourite thing is the "broadcast quality?" output.
Summary: I bought this camera a few months ago and I have found it to be amazingly good. The picture quilty, colour, sharpness is par to what you see on TV or DVD. Personal i think this is the best camcorder you can get under £1000 and is better than the HD camcorders.
Summary: This is the third camcorder I have used. Until this one I had always been disappointed with the quality of the output; not any more - the sharpness and colour quality are brilliant. I am delighted because that is what I was looking for and what lead me to a 3CCD camera.
Excerpt: *****BACKGROUND TO PURCHASE***** --------------------------------------------------------- I owned a low end panasonic DV camera for many years (NV-GS30B) which served me well and still works fine.
Pros: True widescreen 16 : 9, iMovie compatible, DV/Firewire, large lens and 12 * optical zoom
Cons: Larger than usual DV cam to accommodate the 43mm lens
Excerpt: Шикарная камера. Пользовался больше 6 лет пока она не начала жевать пленку (захотела в ремонт). Снимал дома, на сноуборд-покатушках, в поездках - только приятные впечатления. А сколько памятных записей! Денег своих стоит 100%.
Pros: Большая светосила, надежность
Cons: режим ночной съемки хорош только для статики или медленного движения
Summary: ich suchte noch einen Camcorder mit Mini-DV Kasetten. Mir wurde auch von der Panasonic Hotline gesagt das der GS 500 der beste seiner Klasse war und eine Super Bildqualität hat, fast HD Qualität. Nachdem ich den Camcorder jetzt ausprobiert habe, muss ich sagen, er ist wirklich Klasse.