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Panasonic NV-GS80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS80. 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 zoom and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, but views are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic NV-GS80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic NV-GS80 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and usability. The image quality and zoom also get good feedback.

zoom, image quality, usability, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic NV-GS80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 user reviews of Panasonic NV-GS80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Panasonic NV-GS80 review

 

Mini DV camcorders are going the way of the dodo, this makes an great farewell

Great usability ; Competitive price

Quite bulky ; Limited features

The GS80 isn’t cutting-edge technology, nor is it anywhere near being an example of the finest of current technology. It is, however, inexpensive, effective and easy to use. Budding moviemakers should steer well clear, but family users on a budget will...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Which? (which.co.uk)

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Aug, 2008

Expert review by (camuser.co.uk)

Panasonic NV-GS80

 

We were hoping for a big finale to the kit of 2007, but we didn't expect one quite so, well, large. In the age of miniaturisation, there's just no getting around the fact that the Panasonic NV-GS80 is rotund.

Funky, unique deisgn, Good price, Good timbre-matching, Distinctive looks, Overclocking headroom, Half the price of the cheapest Ultra, Vibrant image quality, Strong build, Comfortable to use, Generous array of features, Exceptional hi-def performance,...

Poor connectivity, Picture is underwhelming, Lack of lower mid-range and bass punch limits its movie-performance, No triple SLI, Stopgap measure until the 9 series?, Controls can feel awkward, Image noise, Relatively expensive, Some noise in larger...

The GS80 isn't cutting-edge technology, nor is it anywhere near being an example of the finest of current technology. It is, however, inexpensive, effective and easy to use. Budding moviemakers should steer well clear, but family users on a budget will...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Panasonic PV GS80 review: Panasonic PV GS80

 

Decent video quality; native 16:9 wide-screen video

Useless night mode; still photo function is pointless

The Panasonic PV-GS80 is a serviceable budget camcorder, but better choices are out there.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic PV GS80 review: Panasonic PV GS80

 

Decent video quality; native 16:9 wide-screen video

Useless night mode; still photo function is pointless

The Panasonic PV-GS80 is a serviceable budget camcorder, but better choices are out there.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Panasonic PV-GS80 Review and Prices

 

The entry-level unit in Panasonic's latest range of MiniDV camcorders, the PV-GS80 is a no-frills device that delivers quality video at an affordable price. If you're looking for a feature-rich bargain, though, you'll need to either invest a little...

Good video performance in well-lit situations, inexpensive, 32x optical zoom and excellent optical image stabilization system

Useless stills function, awful low-light performance, limited feature set

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic NV-GS80

 

Excellent image quality and stability, particulary zoomed in. Very high quality for the price.

Slightly awkward accessing controls without jogging the image. Supplied battery life is mediocre. Can purchase longer life battery readily. Also a firewire cable is required to transmit to PC (for editing/storage), again these can be purchased...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic NV-GS80

 

1).Ease of use. 2).Compact size.

None found at present.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Camcorder

 

An easy to use camcorder. Mini DV's are great. Good quality transfer to computer and then good quality dvds and mini dv tapes. Price is reasonable and I think its ok for this product. Battery life is nice and long enough for recording but you can get a...

It takes still pictures to the mini dv tapes but quality is poor and it takes 7 secs of the tape. So far no other cons

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A worthwhile camcorder - worth its price.

 

I recently used this camcorder during a video shoot in Kansas since it was cheaper than taking along one of my expensive pro-sumer video camcorders. It performed like a charm. Of course there are many camcorders on the market to choose from, but for ...

Digital ; Low light ; Stable Video Shooting ; Price ; Fire-wire ; Mini-DV ; Clean Video

Does not have USB or LANC option ; not 3CCD

Mar, 2008
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