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Panasonic NV-GS15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS15. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and durability. The portability and image quality also get good opinions, but there are some negative opinions about the zoom. Reviews are divided on the usability.

size, image quality, portability, durability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Panasonic NV-GS15 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the portability and durability.

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May, 2019

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Panasonic NV-GS15


The Panasonic NV-GS15 is the cheaper version of the NV-GS120, but you wouldn't pick it to look at them. It is not until you start to use it that you discover why it is $600 cheaper than its big brother with the three CCD's. The single, 800,000...

This was particularly noticeable in changing light conditions and the NV-GS15 did not handle the move from indoor shooting to bright sunlight very well on its default settings. While the problem was sorted out after some minor adjustment and...

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications

The NV-GS15 continues the benchmark set by the affordable Panasonic DS range. It includes an amazing 24x optical zoom for incredible close-ups of distant objects. It also allows you to achieve clear close-ups from a wide angle to a full telephoto zoom. The built-in LCD light illuminates your subject when the natural light in insufficient. With a low power consumption and space saving design, it is perfect for providing crisp and colorful movies whatever the weather! It also uses the new Pure Color Engine technology to provide a beautiful realistic representation. The NV-GS15 boasts an SD memory card, DV Input and simultaneous motion video and still picture recording. This e-cam is ideal for those looking for an entry level DVC with a host of attractive features.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.6
Max Focal Length:50.4mm
Min Focal Length:2.1mm
Optical Zoom:24
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:800
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-Picture / Negative / Picture-in-Picture / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch / Strobe / Trail / Wipe/Black & White / Gain-up / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Multi-Picture / Negative / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch / Strobe / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic