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Panasonic PV GS85

We have collected and analysed 7 expert reviews and 76 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 64/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is 08-05-2008. We have compared these reviews to 369481 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 81/100 = Very good. Last update: 19-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PV GS85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Panasonic PV GS85 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 zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the reliability, and many are negative about the battery.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-GS85 MiniDV Camcorder with 32x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic PV-GS85 MiniDV Camcorder with 32x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Panasonic PV-GS85 review

 

Budget camcorders might not seem flashy, but they play an important part in every camcorder line. They're designed to be an affordable, no-frills product that anyone can pick up for just a few hundred dollars. Since price is their main selling point,...

Decent video quality; 32X optical zoom lens; optical image stabilization; native 16:9 wide-screen video.

Useless night mode; submegapixel sensor won't wow you with resolution.

The Panasonic PV-GS85 is a serviceable budget camcorder, but better choices are out there.

Sep, 2007

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

Panasonic PV-GS85 review: Panasonic PV-GS85

 

Decent video quality; 32X optical zoom lens; optical image stabilization; native 16:9 wide-screen video.

Useless night mode; submegapixel sensor won't wow you with resolution.

The Panasonic PV-GS85 is a serviceable budget camcorder, but better choices are out there.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic PV-GS85 Camcorder Review - Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Panasonic PV-GS85 was our winner for 2007's Best Camcorder Under $300, making it a true bargain for the budget shopper. At this price, you wouldn't expect many frills, but prepare to be surprised. Panasonic packs in the manual controls, optical...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Joe Eitel (devhardware.com)

Panasonic PV-GS85 Digital Camcorder

 

Panasonic has recently released two new budget camcorders: the PV-GS80 and PV-GS85. Both camcorders are sub-$300 shooters, so as you might imagine, they are now jam-packed with features. This article will focus on the PV-GS85, so keep reading for a...

Overall, the Panasonic PV-GS85 is a solid budget camcorder with decent image quality, solid low-light capabilities, nice wide-angle shooting, good manual controls, and a nice OIS system. At under $300, the PV-GS85 is a great value, as long as you don't...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Panasonic PV-GS85 Review and Prices

 

The Panasonic PV-GS85 MiniDV camcorder is a step up from the entry level PV-GS80, and while it delivers quality video, it offers few extra features over the cheaper unit. The two camcorders offer identical optical setups: The PV-GS85 features a single...

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

Very limited stills function, poor low light performance

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : David Kender (reviewed.com)

Panasonic PV-GS85

 

The Panasonic PV-GS85 was our winner for 2007's Best Camcorder Under $300, making it a true bargain for the budget shopper. At this price, you wouldn\'t expect many frills, but prepare to be surprised. Panasonic packs in the manual controls, optical...

Dec, 2007