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Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS59

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS59. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the battery and zoom. The price and portability are also appreciated, but the image quality and design get less positive comments.

usability, portability, price, zoom, battery

design, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS59 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS59 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the battery and zoom. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the image quality and price.

portability, usability, zoom, battery

design, price, image quality

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : John Neely (

Panasonic PV-GS59 Camcorder Review


The Panasonic PV-GS59 seems a promising camcorder at first glance. It hails from a good family - the much-loved Panasonic MiniDVs, with their fine manual control suite and excellent table manners. And it manages to distinguish itself from the PV-GS39,...

The PV-GS59's greatest strength is what makes all the Panasonic camcorder great: outstanding manual controls and handling. How then, can one choose among them? "Very carefully," we reply. The PV-GS39, PV-GS59, and PV-GS180 - all in a row in the product...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : John Neely (

Panasonic PV-GS59


The Panasonic PV-GS59 offers a single 1/6" CCD, with 800K gross pixels (290K effective pixels in 4:3 aspect ratio, 380K effective pixels in 16:9 aspect ratio). This camcorder is the top of the line one-chip MiniDV model from the company. The CCD is...

Nov, 2006

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The One and Only


Overall its a good camera, but has some odd outdated features. **4/5**

Has great up to date video capturing features, but lacks in some Image Capturing features (0.8 MegaPixels)

Says that it works with remote but in manual it says its optional and I have yet to find a store where I can buy it from

Nov, 2006

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great for your family


I did not buy this here but newegg has a great price always buy extended warranty that is all!

widescreen! intuitive menus, easily selectable and changable features, usb and firewire! lightweight, side input dv tape so it can be done while cam is on tripod

No remote, lack luster software, would like to see higher res still camera come on 0.2 mp

Oct, 2006

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Great camcorder for the price


I just got this camera and am very impressed with the features found on this low cost camcorder. A firewire cable is nessecary to transfer from the camera to the computer. It has a USB port as well but I have really found no use for this as of yet. ...

Great value for a budget price. Very easy to learn and navigate

Owners manual long and not very informative

Dec, 2008

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PV-GS59 is a pretty decent camcorder


Easy Joystick Control ; manual adjustments ; 30x lens ; 16bit digital audio, clear LCD display, AV jack

Video same as Hi8. No MICROPHONE jack or video input connection like Hi8 has

May, 2006

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