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Panasonic NV-GS17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS17. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. The reliability and memory get negative comments.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

battery, viewfinder, memory, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Panasonic NV-GS17 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the color and price. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and memory.

portability, usability, image quality, price, color

battery, memory, reliability

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

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Panasonic NV-GS17EG


The position of the zoom in and out button on top of the camcorder is not the easiest to work while filming.

Jul, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS17EG


The camera is very easy to use and is light enough to carry about easily.

May, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS17


Light weight and very easy to use,Quick start a bonus.especialy when use as I did in a game park, did not miss a thing.

No input.

Apr, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS17


a good all rounder, perfect for the family and holidays

no movie light, joystick can be a little fiddley

Mar, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS17


1- weight 2- Lens quality

None for price

Mar, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS17


Light weight, easy to use.

Video playback control can be a bit too sensitive

Mar, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS17


This was my 10 yr old daughters first video camera - found it relatively easy to set up/use. DV out (firewire) is a useful feature, good image quality.

A kneck strap would be a useful addition

Mar, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS17


easy to use ,nice weight,overall a good camcorder for the price

Mar, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS17


Easy to use, easy to link to computer, simple and effective

Not enoguh battery life, does not come with wires to link to computer, image quality good be better

Mar, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS17


light, easy to use, good zoom

over-sensitive joystick

Mar, 2006

Product Specifications

The 24x optical zoom means that friends and family can wave to the camera from far away and be recorded as sharp as a pin. With such intense details being captured, pictures will hold more depth and their beauty can be treasured forever The range offers an exciting choice of modes, for example, soft skin mode renders complexions with exquisite beauty whilst color night view makes it possible to capture colors even in the darkest of scenes-a feature of all the new Panasonic models. With this new range encapsulating such a fantastic bundle of features, shooting modes can be tailored to fit your exact requirements. When filming beautiful moments, whether of family, friends or scenery, these Panasonic's camcorders will ensure footage looks as fresh as the moment it was taken-meaning nothing is lost. PRODUCT FEATURES: 24 x Optical Zoom; One-Touch Navigation and Joystick Control; 2.5" LCD Monitor; 1.3 sec. Quickstart; Soft Skin Detail; Super Color Night View.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Panasonic CGR-DU06

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 / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow/Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow


Country Kits:Europe
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:500/800
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV


Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic