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Panasonic PV-GS320

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews of Panasonic PV-GS320. 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. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and portability also get good views. There are some negative opinions about the connectivity, and the viewfinder and battery get mixed reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV-GS320 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV-GS320

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of Panasonic PV-GS320 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. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the durability and size.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-GS320 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic PV-GS320 3.1MP 3CCD MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : James Galbraith (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic PV-GS320 camcorder

 

The Panasonic PV-GS320 camcorder represents Panasonic's top of the MiniDV line. It uses three CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors to capture video; most use just one.

Compared with other 3-CCD MiniDV camcorders - including the Sony DCR-HC96 and the model it replaces - the Panasonic PV-GS320 is a bargain. Despite some design quirks, the video performance and high-quality video and still shots make the Panasonic...

May, 2007

Expert review by : James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Panasonic PV-GS320

 

The PV-GS320 ($500 as of May 11, 2007) is Panasonic's top-of-the-line MiniDV camcorder. It comes with three CCDs (charge-coupled devices), for handling primary colors individually; most competing models use just one CCD. And the extra hardware works:...

Records sharp, clear video ; Modestly priced for a three-CCD camcorder

No microphone input ; Inconvenient placement of ports and card slot

May, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Panasonic PV-GS320 review: Panasonic PV-GS320

 

Panasonic PV-GS320

Impressive video quality; decent low-light performance; very effective optical image stabilization.

No built-in flash or video light; no manual focus ring; no mic input or headphone output; all controls are menu-based.

Delivering high-quality MiniDV footage and decent still images, the Panasonic PV-GS320 should appeal to advanced amateurs searching for a tape-based camcorder.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic PV-GS320 review: Panasonic PV-GS320

 

Panasonic PV-GS320

Impressive video quality; decent low-light performance; very effective optical image stabilization.

No built-in flash or video light; no manual focus ring; no mic input or headphone output; all controls are menu-based.

Delivering high-quality MiniDV footage and decent still images, the Panasonic PV-GS320 should appeal to advanced amateurs searching for a tape-based camcorder.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-GS320 Camcorder Review

 

We're pretty sure our 2004 review of the PV-GS400 read something like this: "My name as Ozymandias, king of kings: / Look on my works ye mighty and despair!" (At least it seems that way in retrospect.) Panasonic's top-end consumer DV camcorder knew no...

The fact that the PV-GS320 is Panasonic's top-end MiniDV camcorder is the most fitting testament to how far tape has fallen in a few short years. (Note: Panasonic is still shipping last year's PV-GS500 in limited quantities.) The video quality remains,...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Guy Bruner (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-GS320 First Impressions Camcorder Review

 

The top-of-the line MiniDV camcorder from Panasonic this year is the PV-GS320. In keeping with its trend over the last several years, Panasonic took its highly regarded PV-GS300 from last year, added some features, removed some features, lowered the...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Panasonic PV-GS320 Review and Prices

 

The PV-GS320 certainly delivers top quality video for an affordable price, but considering it is Panasonic's top of the range MiniDV camcorder we expected more in the way of features and manual controls. The PV-GS320 is an updated version of last...

3 CCD imager, excellent video performance, reasonable price

Disappointing feature set for a top of the line model, no manual focus ring, microphone input, hot shoe, headphone jack or analog-to-digital passthrough

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Perlman (washingtonpost.com)

Panasonic PV-GS320

 

The PV-GS320 is a champion performer in adequate lighting, offering a beautiful color performance. This is due in part to the camcorder's three 1/6-inch CCDs, each with 800,000 pixels. Three-chips mean incoming light is broken up by a prism, and each...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : David Kender (reviewed.com)

Panasonic PV-GS320

 

The Panasonic PV-GS320 has the same three 1/6" CCDs as last year's PV-GS300, which is hardly a detriment. The gross pixel count of each is 800,000 (540,000 in 16:9 and 640,000 in 4:3). All the Panasonic three-chippers of the last few years have...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : James Galbraith (macworld.com)

Panasonic PV-GS320 camcorder

 

Compared with other 3-CCD MiniDV camcorders, the Panasonic PV-GS320 is a bargain. Despite some design quirks, the video performance and high-quality video and still shots make this camcorder a good choice.

Records sharp, clear video; modestly priced for a 3-CCD camcorder

No external microphone input; no headphone jack; inconvenient placement of computer interface ports and SD Card slot

The PV-GS320 is also missing a headphone jack and external microphone input—this can be a deal breaker for serious video jockeys. The camcorder has an accessory shoe for self-powered lights and other accessories

May, 2007