Excerpt: The Panasonic PV-GS55, when compared with last year's PV-DV53 model, shows a reduction in CCD size from 1/4 to 1/6 of an inch. The CCDs in both models contain 680k gross pixels; however, the PV-GS55 falls short in the video performance category. And while manual control on this Panasonic holds its own among other camcorders at this price point, it would be nicer to see something more than 640x480 resolution in the still photo department.
Pros: - 700x digital zoom, - Manual Control, - Ports
Cons: - Video/low light performance, - Still performance