Summary: Palmcorder as they call it?! It's still a good ol' Camcorder to me here in America. I needed this to replace my trusty GS9 that after 8 years of faithful service, finally took a dump. Yes I still use Mini DVs... darn it! I got sooo many tapes I need this machine to play my tapes back too... you know what I mean?
Summary: Although used, the camera was in very good condition with all features in good operating condition. I particularly liked that the camera accepted both DV tapes and memory cards for recording videos, and had a bright, clear image in the viewing screen.
Summary: This is a great camera for anyone. This is a low budget camera with large budget capabilities. I am impressed with this camera and its features. For a consumer level camera, the GS-150 offers important manual features for those who want more control of the shot.
Summary: After you get past the euphoria produced by the great quality picture the gs150 produced you'll soon see the huge flaws in it's other features. The auto focus is incredibly buggy, it will jump into a blurry focus at the slightest change and will take far too long to correct itself. After it's done with it's blurry seizure you are ticked that your son's graduation is really blurry so you set it to manual focus which is controlled by it's joystick and is completely useless...
Summary: I agree with the previous reviews that my camera acquired serious focus problems after about 15 months, in every video we own you can hear me complaining about the focus. More $$$ down the tubes, worse yet, all the video of my 4th child is blurred.
After one year camera began showing error messages
A. Whitney "Adriana Whitney", Amazon
8 July 2008
Summary: The camera is very good for a year after that it just stops working showing "Push the Reset Switch" error message. If you google that message you will find out that almost all the results are for this kind of camera. My advice as an owner, DO NOT buy this camera.
Summary: I really enjoy my Panasonic power tools. They are (surprisingly) the best. I can't say as much for the camcorders. ... First, this "3CCD" thing is a joke! Panasonic puts the tiniest CCD chips - which feel like grains of sand when you actually view the footage - into their camcorders and hype it as something better. I've seen Panasonic camcorders with a SINGLE CCD chip provide much better color-rendering and contrast than the (so-called) "3CCD" models.
Summary: I have had this camera for a little over 2 years, and it has served me very well on numerous occasions. The quality of the picture was really impressive when I paid $600, and these cameras are going for half that now. The image quality is boosted by the fact that this camera uses a 3 CCD imaging sensor, which is the professional standard. The camera is very easy to use, and has a sensible button layout.
Summary: I have owned this item for 1 year. The camcorder has a serious focusing problem. While filming in any light condition, the image goes out of focus. The problem is widespread on ALL of the GS-150 and GS-250 units. Panasonic refuses to replace the unit, refuses to fix the item without charging 261.50 and refuses to answer phone calls to their repair center (all you get is a voicemail and they never return your call). Steer clear of PANASONIC.