Summary: I ordered this item from AH International,via Amazon. The item instock was tested prior to dispatch and found to be faulty. I was offered a Sony Dcr-pc330 as a replavement,even though it was a more expensive model. As promised it was like new. I can not give the camcorder a rating as it is not the one ordered. However I give 5 stars to the supplier for his help,,which covers 5 emails, and recommending this alternative.
Summary: I bought the NV-GS60 about 4 years ago, and while I don't use it very frequently anymore I've been happy with it and had no major problems. I'd describe the NV-GS60 as an easy to use camcorder for beginners or for people who are mainly interested in making home movies and aren't looking for a professional or high spec camera. This camcorder is compact, well designed and user friendly.
Summary: had this for ages now.I got it from a high street camera shop who told me it was good for the money.I had no idea about cameras so I took the shops advice and purchased it...the following points should be noted however... NO EXTERNAL MIC SOCKET...on board is very good though. USB/FIREWIRE CONNECTIVITY....doesnt come with cables. NO EDITING SOFTWARE DOES NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS VISTA..works with moviemaker on xp. NIGHT MODE..RUBBISH...drops to 2fps and is pointless.
Summary: As I wasnt sure how much I would use a camcorder I just wanted reasonable images without paying a fortune. After its first use I was pleasantly surprised by the results. Images outside are great although they do suffer from being a bit grainy in poor light. A small price to pay for paying such a small price! Transferring to PC is easy though you do need to buy a firewire cable but this costs about £5. It comes with cables to play your images on a TV though.
Summary: Just bought this from my local Sainsbury's who have these for £118 - just a little cheaper than Amazon at the moment 1/03/08. The value is excellent - understand this is not a top of the line High definition camcorder it is a basic easy to use, easy to carry piece of kit. Certainly very easy to get both this and a small digicam in the same easy to carry bag.
Summary: Bought my Panasonic GS60 camcorder from Amazon. I read all the reviews, looked at the Sony, the JVC, and finally went for the Panasonic. I'm glad I did! It's a great camera, compact (it will fit into a large pocket), very well made, nice looking, and easy to use. The sound and picture quality are both very good. One of the best features is the excelent wide angle lense, great for inside shots.
Summary: Good points are excellent, vivid, accurate outdoor colours, effective image stabilisation and totally intuitive usage. The night vision facility is a poor gimmick, but who wants this anyway? No external microphone input, but again, you can live without that. Handling, build quality, weight and range of optical zoom are all great. Bought Amazon's cheapest firewire card and lead for my PC at less than a tenner, so downloading for editing is a doddle.