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Panasonic PV-GS250 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Panasonic PV-GS250 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the color and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV-GS250 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV-GS250 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Panasonic PV-GS250 Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and color are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the design.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Panasonic NVGS250B review

 

This Panny is a weighty 570g but makes up for it with a 3CCD sensor system and optical image stabiliser for wobbly arms

Despite pricey running costs and battery quibbles, the NVGs250B has a top 3CCD sensor system to make your moving pictures a visual feast

Sep, 2006

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Panasonic NV-GS250

 

From its Leica Dicomar zoom lens to its three CCD sensors and optical image stabiliser, this compact cam is an exemplary performer. Panasonic has also thought hard about ergonomics, convenience and ease of use. The digital stills option yields high-res 3.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Colin Barrett (simplydv.co.uk)

SimplyDV Review: Panasonic NV-GS250 DV Camcorder

 

Lovely 3CCD images, nice body styling, handles very well, large knurled focus ring, great features, top loading tape transport

Menu navigation can be awkward until joystick is mastered, menu design is a bit clunky and could be better designed

Could be seen as the ideal starter camcorder for complete newbies and also users upgrading from older analogue or digital models

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

If you want a great lens, vibrant colours and the ability to simply and easily send your video out to the Web--and don't need a large optical zoom--the Panasonic NV-GS250 should be near the top of your list.

Superb colour quality, true 3.1 megapixel digital still images, optical image stabiliser

Only 10X optical zoom

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Panasonic PV-GS250

 

The Panasonic PV-GS250 performs adequately, but not quite well enough to justify its large size and price tag.

Very good color. Easy to use. Nice extras, like a manual focus ring.

Big and bulky. Expensive.

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Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Panasonic PV-GS250

 

Camcorder offers strong image quality, with numerous manual controls that should appeal to picky consumers.

The PV-GS250 takes good-looking video and offers manual controls that give users plenty of flexibility in shooting.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Panasonic PV-GS250 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Ben Wolf (cnet.com)

Image quality

 

Panasonic PV-GS250

Great three-chip color; strong ergonomics and navigation system; solid optical image stabilizer; decent stills.

Only average in low light; difficult to control manually; limited zoom range; mediocre LCD.

A bargain for a three-chip camera, the Panasonic PV-GS250 is a great choice for an amateur with serious aspirations or just a discerning eye.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (cnet.com)

Image Quality

 

Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS50

Compact and lightweight; sharp, colorful video; healthy battery life; manual exposure controls.

Limited low-light modes; loss of focus when zooming in; low-resolution viewfinder.

A very good ultracompact MiniDV camera, this model is easy on the wallet, too.

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic NV-GS250

 

Panasonic's GS-250 is a great little camcorder, but its bundled software package doesn't do its general ease of use any real favours.

Quality lens ; Image stabilisation works well ; Good low-light shooting ; Strong microphone pickup

USB 2.0 only supplied cable ; Software manual in PDF format only

Apr, 2005