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Panasonic PV-GS320 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Panasonic PV-GS320 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Panasonic PV-GS320 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom


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Panasonic PV-GS320 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom


Panasonic PV-GS320 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

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  • 3CCD imager for vivid color, fine detail, and rich gradation
  • Leica Dicomar lens; Advanced Pure Color Engine
  • 3.1-megapixel still-picture recording
  • One-Touch Navigation for easy, intuitive setting and shooting
  • Tele-Macro for sharp focusing, from a short distance

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  1. 98 of 106 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Poor low lighting…, March 11, 2007
    By 
    Bill R.
    This review is from: Panasonic PV-GS320 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Electronics)

    My wife and I purchased this item to film our family events over the coming years. After a lot of research I narrowed it down to this and the Sony DCR-HC96 (in fact several online reviews compared these two as well). It came down to price, which was better at Circuit City. Unfortunatly I will be paying a 15% restocking fee now as we have decided to return it and go with the Sony. The Panasonic, I feel, is a really good camera. The colors are bright and crisp…during the day. However we felt that most of the use would be during the evening hours indoors. With all three lamps turned on in our living room, “Auto” mode showed faint images and shadows when not pointed close to a light source. After several adjustments in “manual” mode we managed to get a decently lit picture on the viewfinder (…the picture will not show up as bright on your tv). Poor lighting is a big problem with Digital Camcorders, so I was actually somewhat content with this picture quality. Where this camcorder falls short IMO is the lack of an onboard lightsource. It has a “cold shoe” on the top where you can add your own light. However it will have to run on it’s own batteries since it’s not powered by the camera (also the only lights I have found so far are on ebay). Knowing that this is a problem with every brand of camcorder, I simply don’t understand why companies insist on not putting better, if any, light sources on their equipment. Oh well…at least the Sony has a “hot shoe” to add a light source if needed.

    Overall I think that this is a VERY nice camcorder…if you plan on staying in well lit areas. Just my two pennies worth :)

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  2. 25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    My first 3CCD…, November 19, 2007
    By 
    Maladjusted (USA) –
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    This review is from: Panasonic PV-GS320 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Electronics)

    I purchased this nifty little camcorder primarily for making
    low-budget movies. I read the reviews and compared prices on
    numerous models and decided the GS320 was the most affordable
    and suitable model (GS500 was unavailable at the time). The
    box arrived in the mail and I began some film testing and was
    quickly impressed with the video quality, especially outdoors,
    creating some clear, vivid images. It’s true, the low lighting
    isn’t the greatest and the colors typically fade with the lack of
    proper lighting. If you plan on filming a lot at night or
    creating some dark creepy scenarios then this model probably
    isn’t what you want (The GS250 however has some great low
    lighting capabilities, although, it too was unavailable at the
    time).

    The GS320 is very lightweight taking much stress off of the
    arm and wrist, and the handstrap is also adjustable to fit practically
    any size hand. You can purchase high-quality mini-tapes which
    bring about an even more impressive looking picture (I’ve found
    these to cost about $10-$12 per tape).The zoom is nice, although
    you do lose some picture quality as already mentioned in several
    reviews. This camcorder also has some neat special features, one
    of which cuts down on that typically uncontrollable background noise
    by concentrating its built-in mic on the speaker. The built-in OIS
    works well in keeping the image steady for those distant, closely
    zoomed in shots. Since I use Adobe Premeire Elements 3.0 for movie
    editing, I only dabbled briefly with the 320′s effects, most of which aren’t very useful to my purpose. APE 3.0 is a great editing tool to
    use with the 320; it’s fast and simple and allows for much creative
    freedom. I bought the APE 3.0/Photoshop Elements 4.0 bundle which
    ran about $100 and is indispensable to a striving movie-maker.

    For the price and quality, the GS320 seems to be unparalleled.
    An unregrettable choice so far.

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  3. 20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice camera albeit missing a few things, February 16, 2008
    By 
    Andy Mace (Tallahassee, FL) –
    This review is from: Panasonic PV-GS320 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Electronics)

    I just picked up this camera locally to use as a backup/crash cam for a AG-DVX200 prosumer camcorder. It works fine and by all means is a good camera for the money but there a few features that are annoying enough that some folks might want to avoid it (none of these points are a deal breaker for my purposes).

    1) There is no audio input so you’re stuck with the microphone that is in the camera.
    2) The USB, DV and power ports are located behind the battery. This wouldn’t be so bad except for the next point.
    3) The charger will not power the camera and charge the battery at the same time. This is a good way to force us to purchase a second battery. We need a second battery anyway..
    4) The hand strap position makes NO sense. It is far too low slung making the camera fit loose in your hand. Once you loosen your grip on the camera, it flops around in your hand uncontrollably. Not a problem if once you grip it again. Bah!
    5) The hot shoe is actually a cold shoe so there is no way to trigger an external flash when using the still camera mode.

    While those points are enough to sway away most users, this camera is about low cost high quality video, not the normal features consumers have come to expect. The camera is solid and produces a fine picture. The controls are usable with one hand so you can make adjustments on the fly fairly easily. Pressing the camera button during video recording or playback will cause a still image to be recorded to the SD memory card – kinda neat. Finally, it works with Linux so dvgrab just pulls down video on demand.

    I’d give this camera a 7 overall and a 9 on picture quality. For the price, it’s probably the best picture wise. You have to decide if the negatives are a show stopper or not.

    I think for someone who is interested in a low cost high quality SD (standard definition) camcorder with picture quality being the number one requirement, this little camcorder is the ticket.

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