Such Outstanding Widescreen Standard Definition Image Quality
J. Sullivan, Amazon
18 May 2013
Summary: I had initially forgotten to review this camera, but I have to mention that if you are looking for an excellently vivid standard definition, but widescreen camera, this has always been one of the most outstanding performers out there. Operation is absolutely as easy as it can be, while the camera fits comfortably in the hand.
Summary: We've had 5 of these now for five years with no issues, so we recently purchased a couple of more "used" ones for filming sports. Our guys find easier to handle than our shoulder mount cams, and no issues with the tape loading system.
Summary: I have this camera and have shot two down-and-dirty amateur documentaries with it. I have found the image to be excellent when compared to lesser "consumer" grade camcorders. My only real complaint with the camera is with the manual focus. It is extremely difficult to judge the manual focus using either the viewfinder or the viewing screen.
Summary: I bought this camera because I have the earlier model. This one does not do everything that the PV-GS200 does, but it still a great camera. The reviews and evaluations on the camcorder web sites are right on. I will buy Panasonic again, in the future.
Summary: it's very simple. If you can't decide what camcorder to buy, and you want the best mini-DV one (to get full quality from your video, since HD and DVD camcorders record in Mpeg2 format), then buy this one. Even other panasonic ones, more advanced in model numbers are not that great as this one. Basically because it has a mic connection, so you can attach your own external mic which is what everyone should do to get good sound and no amateur one.
Summary: This camera is the answer to my prayers. I'm a film student and poor. i needed a camera to replace the cheap one i was using but couldn't afford the 3000$ models i would've liked. After considerable research i got me one of these baby's and couldn't be happier with it. It has a huge lens for such a small camera and takes a beautifully clear picture-perhaps not the sharpest picture in the world but the color clarity is so amazing it really doesn't have to be razor sharp.
Summary: I JUST RECEIVED THIS CAMERA TODAY. AND I MUST SAY THIS 3CCD CAMERA GIVES A GREAT PICTURE. I HAVE BEEN IN THE VIDEO PRODUCTION BUSINESS FOR OVER 25 YEARS,DOING WEDDINGS, CABLE PRODUCTIONS. WORKED WITH A LOT OF BROADCAST CAMERAS.WHICH ARE $10,000 cameras. I OWN A KY27 JVC BROADCAST CAMERA WHICH PUTS OUT 750 LINES 65DB SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO.THIS CAMERA IS CLOSE.INDOOR SHOOTING IS NOT BAD A LITTLE ON THE GRAINY SIDE BUT WITH A GOOD VIDEO LIGHT THERE IS NO PROBLEM.