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Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S. 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 are impressed by the color and size. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the viewfinder and battery get less positive reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are mixed.

usability, price, image quality, size, color

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and color. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the portability. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, image quality, size, color, zoom


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic NV - GS320 MiniDv CamcorderPanasonic NV - GS320 MiniDv Camcorder

Feb, 2019

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Panasonic NV-GS320 review


Panasonic chalks up the positive points

Soloid autofocus ; Good detail and balance

Too much jitter ; Features are overestimated

We really like the range of features on offer on the GS320 as they're targeted at the creative moviemaker. Unfortunately the image and audio performance doesn't quite live up to the hype. So it's a good, just not great, result for this Panasonic model

Mar, 2007

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Sep, 2008

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Panasonic NV-GS320


Feels good in the hand and provides a good crisp video with good colour

needs a light when not in good daylight

Jan, 2008

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Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S : Embarrassingly Unfashionable


What is the mark of a great digital video-camera? Since discovering the Panasonic NV GS320 last week, I have been slaving over this question, pondering and musing, desperately trying to seek a definitive answer. Is it astounding quality, or diversity...

Sep, 2007

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Panasonic NV-GS320EG-S: Embarrassingly Unfashionable


What is the mark of a great digital video-camera? Since discovering the Panasonic NV GS320 last week, I have been slaving over this question, pondering and musing, desperately trying to seek a definitive answer. Is it astounding quality, or diversity...

Sep, 2007

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Panasonic NV-GS320: Embarrassingly Unfashionable


What is the mark of a great digital video-camera? Since discovering the Panasonic NV GS320 last week, I have been slaving over this question, pondering and musing, desperately trying to seek a definitive answer. Is it astounding quality, or diversity...

Very affordable, reasonably high quality

Not very attractive, poor battery-life

Sep, 2007

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Very Nice Quality


I bought this to replace a VHS-C camcorder I had for years (which was much simpler to go from high quality VHS-C to VHS). The included software is good for editing and burning with smaller video clips with little or no compression or if you don't mind...

This camcorder makes beautiful videos and good pictures. Great for family events. I love the overall smal size and functionality of this camcorder. Very easy to use (for basic operations). Lot's of features - just be sure to read the manual

Included software is not the greatest to go from a larger size miniDV file to DVD in good quality. If you want a higher quality (i.e. a movie the size of 1 mini dv to fit on 1 dvd), good luck as a 90 minute miniDV in high quality records as .AVI and is...

Aug, 2008

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Excellent picture. Good display. Good battery life. I need to step it up to next level because of the audio input not available on this camera

Should have been a little more observant when buying. I read everything but overlooked the fact that there was no audio input. Therefore my shotgun mike and wireless mike were rendered useless

Jul, 2008

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Great Camcorder!


We lost our old PV-GS300 last year at the beach when our cottage burnt to the ground and we barely got out. It took a while financially to recover but finally we could buy another camcorder and I have to say this one is even better in most ways than...

Excellent picture quality, very clear and precise picture and color is very natural. Works well in low light and battery lasts longer than expected. Took shots of son's baseball game this past saturday and forgot the tripod. Video still turned out very...

Software that comes with it is not the most fully featured but that was expected. It does it's job though. Nothing really bad to say so far after two months

Apr, 2008

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Bargain Price Dream!


Conclusion: Getting great video at this price is unheard of IF you can handle the Annoying Flaws.

Awesome color reproduction. 3CCD ; Superb video quality (comparable to $2K cameras) ; Price point @ sub 350$ is a steal ; Descent Low light Performance

Menu based controls can be a nightmare for some ; No focus ring control ; Cumbersome design flaws. (have to remove the battery to connect to PC....and other such sillies) ; No external mic or headphone input. (I just carry another audio recording...

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances. PRODUCT FEATURES: 3CCD camera system; O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer); Leica Dicomar lens; Crystal engine; Still picture recording; 10x optical zoom; Tele-macro; Simultaneous motion video and 1.2-Megapixel still picture recording; High-picture-quality wide 2.7" LCD.


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Certification:TÜV/GS, CE, PTS; ISO 9001, ISO 14001


Colour of product:Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
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
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.4 / 3.1

Input capacity

Maximum input capacity:1100
Multi-Purpose tray capacity:100
Standard input capacity:500

Lens System

Digital Zoom:10 / 700
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):46.1 - 461
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 30
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10 / 700
Type:Zoom lens


Internal Memory:64
Maximum internal memory:576




Network ready: Yes

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.62Mpix/630Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.4Mpix/800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Audio output:Y
Audio recording formats:PCM 12/16 bit
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003;\nMac OS 8.x - 10.x;\nNovell 3.x - 6.x\n
Custom media sizes:(148 x 210 mm) - (216 x 356 mm)
Mac compatibility: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Power requirements:AC 220- 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Output capacity

Standard output capacity:250

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 120 g/m2
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 220
Non-ISO print media sizes:legal, letter


Built-in processor: Yes
Processor frequency:400
Processor Model:PowerPC 440

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (PowerSave):4.4
Power Consumption (Standby):9
Power consumption (typical):400

Print technology

Colour : No
Duplex printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:150000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print Technology:Laser


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Time to first page (black, normal):9
Warm-up time:13


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/8000 / 1/50-1/8000

Sound emission

Printing noise level:50
Standby acoustic emission:29


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black & white fader/Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):382 x 394 x 285
Height :7.26
Weight:15.8 / 450

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes