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4.1 out of 10

Panasonic PV-GS15

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Overall 10
10

Panasonic PV-GS15 Mini DV Camcorder

Shawn Barker, Amazon
17 August 2010
  • Summary: I bought this used off of that _ Bay place on 7-2-2010. It works wonderfully,I used it in many different situations and it performed great! I'm currently using it as a WEBCAM....Vista did everything else.Hooked right up to my ACER PC w/an AMD and stock on board graphic's Burns DVD very easy with windows....I'm tellin ya anyone can do this with this great little {and it is quite small} camera!!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Drawbacks overwhelm the positives

K. Morris, Amazon
20 March 2009
  • Summary: I bought this camcorder for my wife. After using it for a while, we just stopped. Indoor pictures, even with lights on, are very grainy. And unfortunately, we would shoot a lot indoors. In order to move the video to a computer, you need a Firewire cable and Firewire on your computer, and additional software not supplied with the camcorder. I wouldn't mind this, execpt the camcorder also has USB connectivity.
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Overall 2
2.0

This camera is a bucket of bolts

Tony Marano "Tony Marano", Amazon
15 January 2007
  • Summary: I have a Panasonic camcorder, PV-GS15, five months short of being two years old. Now it is broke and does not work. However before it died, the screen kept turning blue with a message to hit the reset button. Doing so provided no positive results. I telephoned Panasonic and questioned the reason for this reset button, and their technical support could not offer an explanation.
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Overall 2
2.0

Fixed it once, then broke again

A music fan, Amazon
21 August 2006
  • Summary: After buying camera, worked fine then i started having to reset it constantly. I sent it in, came back working fine. Same thing started up again, and now i cant play back. Also, terrible quality when filming indoors. Very grainy.
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Overall 8
8.0

A little old, but still a great buy!

E.D., Amazon
23 May 2006
  • Summary: I bought this camcorder a couple of years ago, when it was the latest version of the pv-gs# series. It has proven a great purchase, with tons of features for a great price. My favorite features are: (1) 24x optical zoom--plenty for virtually any need (2) Appearance/feel--I will have a hard time when I need to find a replacement; why don't they make nice-looking, comfortable camcorders anymore?
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Overall 8
8.0

great camcorder

scottYWAGS, Amazon
13 December 2005
  • Summary: THIS CAMERA IS GREAT FOR THE AMEATEUR AS WELL AS FOR THE MORE EXPERIANCED! FOR ME THIS CAMERA WAS PERFECT BECAUSE I EXPECTED A GREAT, EASY-TO-USE CAMCORDER FOR A LOW PRICE; THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BETTER CAMERAS IN ITS PRICE CATAGORY ($300-$400). I HAVE BEEN USING THIS CAMCORDER FOR OVER A YEAR, MAINLY FOR CREATING MOVIES THROUGH WHICH ITS GOOD FEATURES HAVE ENABLED ME TO BE WELL SATISFIED. I LOOKED FOR A GOOD CAMERA WITH DECENT SP-FX AND GOOD LIGHTING.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great for the first few months...

Rosaline, Amazon
21 October 2005
  • Summary: I bought this camcorder at the end of September in 2004. This was my first camcorder and my first MiniDV. Since I never had a camcorder before, the small convenient size of the camcorder and tapes just blew me away. It also brings attention to those curious and unfamiliar with MiniDVs. This camcorder performed great the first couple of months. Here are a few Pros and Cons I noticed while I used this camera: Pros: - Powerful built in mic.
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Overall 10
10

GREAT CAMCORDER

PRODUCER, Amazon
28 March 2005
  • Summary: Ok, first of all...I see people saying this camcorder has bad "low-light" conditions and bad digital still picture quality. Seeing these reviews on a few websites almost made me not purchase the camcorder but thankfully I went ahead and bought it. The low-light thing people are saying is far-fetched, a decently lit room will be enough light to get good video, I don't think any of us film in complete darkness, right?
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Overall 4
4.0

Non-Existant Night Shot Mode

PK_Dude "PK_Dude", Amazon
17 February 2005
  • Summary: This is my biggest complaint for this camcorder, absolutely pathetic performance in low-light. They have a built in light which is ineffective for distances over 5 ft, yes it is not a mistake - according to their manual don't use it if it is more than 5 ft. And that is the only option for night shooting, the Magic pix mode is only for taking pictures and not video so it does not work either as you have to manually adjust focus as you move the camera which is next to...
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad but I still think it's too pricy

T. Pope, Amazon
27 December 2004
  • Summary: We bought this camera a week ago. We recorded our daughter's first christmas. The picture quality could have been better, but maybe it had to do with the poor lighting in the living room. Be aware that you have to buy the fire connect software if you want to download the video onto your computer to burn dvds. We haven't bought that yet, but we will. Also, don't buy this camcorder for its photo taking capability.
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