Summary: I own this camera for about 3-5 years. It still works sharp and clean. The close up (i mean the really close up) picture shots are SUPER crisp, better than any camera I've used. (Fuji film dedicated digital picture camera's close up shot sucks! Perhaps it's because something is in the lens, but it's fine when not zoomed up too close.
Summary: I just bought this for about $190 at the local PX. I am impressed so far. I was going to buy the GS180, but for the sale price I would be crazy to pass this up. SO far the low light is much better than a single CCD. The video playback is quiet compared to a few other camcorders that record the motor noise onto the tape. I plan on buying an extended battery and a tripod today at the same sale.
Summary: I just bought this at the local PX for about $190 after the sale price. For 3 CCD's you cant beat it. The quality so far is great. I cant wait to use it more. It is supposed to come with a remote, but I think this was a display model.
Summary: I bought this camera in January and have been very happy with the performance. Bang for buck, you really can't go wrong. HOWEVER, please look at the warranty on this camera before you buy. Panasonic has 12 months warranty - but the FINE PRINT says that after 3 months you, the consumer have to pay any service charges.
Summary: Having just finished a half-hour video documentary using the Panasonic GS65 means I've seen the good and not-so-good. First, let me say that viewed via LCD projector on a giant screen, the color and image quality were satisfyingly rich. And I found the joystick controller terrifically easy. Along the way I racked up hours of interviews.
Summary: I bought this camorder around 3 months ago and so far I am very happy with it. First off let me say that I am a complete amateur when it comes to camcorders. I did a lot of research online though before buying this particular camcorder and saw nothing but positive reviews and for a 3 CCD camcorder I only paid $400 for it, which is the same as a good 1 CCD camcorder. I have a 20 month old baby and I use it primarily for home video footage.
Summary: I have purchased the pv-gs65 and everytime I use the camera with autofocus it makes everything blurry and only stays in focus for about 3 seconds. I returned my camcorder and got another one (pvgs65) and I am still having this problem. everytime i have used the camera i have to use manual focus. If anyone else has had this problem or knows how i could get this fixed please email me or post another review. firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You.
Summary: So, you go out and plunk down nearly 600 bucks of your hard-earned cash for a Panasonic PB-GS65 DV camcorder. It is a digital video camcorder, after all. That's why you bought it. Well, guess what? It doesn't come with a DV cable to plug it into anything. That is so pathetically stupid I take it as an outright slap from a company that must think I'm just some sort pain in their shorts.