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Panasonic NV-GS280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS280. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and reliability. The size and design also get good comments, but there are some critical views about the usability and battery.

image quality, design, size, reliability, portability

zoom, battery, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Panasonic NV-GS280


Lightweight, good picture quality

Menu's can be fiddly. IR remote is not very good, for example the zoom function has only one speed - fast! A backward step from the cabled remotes on the earlier Panasonic models in this range

Feb, 2007

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Panasonic NV-GS280


sharp vedio recording quality

average photo quality limited optical zoom

Nov, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS280


Excellent picture quality

Controls a bit fiddly. No title generator

Sep, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS280


Excellent product

Can't think of any

May, 2006

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Panasonic NV-GS280


Picture quality

Hand strap

May, 2006

Consumer review (

Great Camcorder


I've now had this Panasonic NV-GS280B camcorder for a month including one hoiday and it is superb. The picture quality is great. S...

Apr, 2006

Product Specifications

They're so small, they'll fit into the palm of your hand! Panasonic digital video camcorders are super compact and super sexy, but that doesn't mean they skimp on features. You'll find everything you need to help create that perfect production.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Total MegaPixels:3.1

Lens System

Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):46.1 - 461
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

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:3CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

I/O ports:AV out\nUSB 2.0 High Speed
Lens system:Leica Dicomar Lens
Power requirements:DC 7.9 V/7.2 V

Ports & interfaces

S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/8000


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV


Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.3