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Panasonic PV-GS300
4.5 out of 10

Panasonic PV-GS300

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Five Stars

Gary Danback, Amazon
10 September 2015
Overall 10
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Ups go away

Mr. G., Newegg
9 December 2006
  • Summary: I called ups(ooops) to complain about this and they said they'd talk to the driver. Not enough to console me. Also emailed newegg about this situation and have yet to hear back from them. GO BACK TO FED-EX PLEASE!!
  • Pros: First dvc camcorder, love it so far. User friendly. No firewire necessary to get data off of tapes. Thats nice. 3 ccds makes crystal clear pictures. Made some dvds with the video from this and wow, impressive. Low light could be better, but...
  • Cons: UPS. I paid for overnight delivery by UPS. Regrettable. This should have required a signature and should have come to MY house. UPS driver deliverd to a house 4 blocks away and left it on their doorstep!!! Thank goodness for honest people.
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Overall 10
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Great and reliable camera

James S., Newegg
5 December 2006
  • Summary: I am very satified overall with this camercorder. Coming from VHS-C I am in heaven, the family is impressed with the quality of the color and realism of the video clarity and color.
  • Pros: I am very impressed with the video color, clarity, and minimal camera vibration. The 3CCD makes the video so real and almost surreal when watching on my Plasma TV :) and also the Tube TV. I researched this purchase for a few months before concluding this was the best deal and the quality features...
  • Cons: I have noticed in very low lighting the picture quality is degraded, but come on no night vision available on this model. The 3.1 MP is great, but I noticed I must be very gentle with the camera not shaking it before taking a photo in picture mode or a blurry photo will be the outcome. I hold the...
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Overall 10
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Very Nice Camera

Anonymous, Newegg
20 November 2006
  • Summary: I shopped around for a long time (several years on and off) before selecting this one. I am very happy with my selection. High video quality and colour were key and this camera did it for me. Newegg was fantastic getting it to me.
  • Pros: This is a very nice video camera. I was looking for high quality video without dropping tons of cash on an HD and I'm very happy with the pv-gs300. Both the colour and video quality are excellent. I love the 3CCD's. This can also be used with messenger as a very nice webcam. Still pictures are of...
  • Cons: Hum... well I guess if you really want to get picky about things the camera makes a bit of noise opening and closing the lens cover. It's not bad though. I wouldn't worry about it if you are looking to buy I just feel bad if I didn't try to come up with at least one con. ;)
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Overall 10
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Easy to use, great picture

Benjamin M., Newegg
11 September 2006
  • Summary: So happy I bought this. I've found 100 uses for it now that I have it - even though I only bought it to record wakeskating. Been to a wedding and recorded a video for my friend who lives in Mexico and put it up on a public video site. So many uses!! Love it!!!
  • Pros: Auto settings are all I have used and it works brilliantly. The video looks great (I use it to record wakeskating on a lake), and it handles shaky environments very well. Sound records fine. As the sun sets, the camera's capabilities are tested to be sure, but in decent lighting it gives an excel...
  • Cons: It's somewhat annoying to wait for a whole tape to play minute-for-minute to transfer video to my PC, but this is the price you pay for high quality video based on what I have read.
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Overall 10
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Best Camera I Ever Bought

Davron M., Newegg
26 August 2006
  • Pros: Stunning video quality. Rivaling even low budget feature films. Captures sound very well. Exports video with a firewire perfectly. Comes with video editing software.Fantastic LCD display. Easy to use menu and navigation. Great photo quality. Battery charges quickly.
  • Cons: I did not get the 6 miniDV tapes that supposedly come with it.
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Overall 10
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King of consumer camcorders?

Jerred W., Newegg
17 August 2006
  • Summary: I'm very happy with the purchase. I'd recommend gettingthe fastest memory you can afford for digital camera use.
  • Pros: 3CDD setup means really sharp images Decent digital camera capablities Good stock microphone Shoots in HD and widescreen Better quality than anything else I've seen in the market
  • Cons: A little pricey when compared to many other camcorders PC Software for video transfer is a little clunky
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Overall 10
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Very Satisfied!

Anonymous, Newegg
8 August 2006
  • Summary: I've read a million reviews and researched tons before I bought this camcorder. For anyone that complains about recording in low-light, let me tell you ALL camcorders (unless it's a high-end prosumer camcorder) have issues with low-light recording.
  • Pros: Super Video Quality & Automatic features.
  • Cons: No manual focus ring, but it really ain't too bad.
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Overall 10
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Excellent camera

Anonymous, Newegg
1 August 2006
  • Pros: Excellent camera, great image, intuitive controls. Fairly good in low light situations.
  • Cons: Very poor service from NewEgg. Ordered camera from NewEgg on July 18 & paid for rush order fee + 2nd day air. NewEgg did not ship order until July 21 so it arrived too late (it was a wedding gift). Rrturned camera per NewEgg's instructions and still haven't recieved a refund a week later. Purchas...
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Great Camcorder!

Brian W., Newegg
12 July 2006
  • Summary: I looked at nearly every camera (Mini DV and DVD) before deciding to go with the Panasonic GS300. I am happy with this camera, no buyers remorse whatsoever. I also bought a camcorder light which I've used quite a bit.
  • Pros: Great control setup, Excellent video quality, Nearly every feature I needed this thing has.
  • Cons: Somewhat cramped for my x-large hands
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