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Panasonic PV GS90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Panasonic PV GS90. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and zoom. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the viewfinder and battery. There are mixed views on the color and image quality.

price, portability, usability, zoom, design

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic PV GS90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Panasonic PV GS90 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the memory and zoom are overall positive. The usability and design also get good opinions, but many are negative about the battery and image quality. Comments are divided on the portability.

price, design, usability, zoom, memory

image quality, battery

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PV-GS90 MiniDV Camcorder with 42x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomPanasonic PV-GS90 MiniDV Camcorder with 42x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (

Decent camera for price


Ill give this one 4 stars, because i have had mine for a long time and it is still going strong. Mine has been dropped several times and been abused.  Its got a decent picture and is verry user friendly. Good for first time camera users. You wont get...

Very easy to use

Picture quality could be better

Oct, 2009

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panasonic PV Gs90


Advanced O.I.S. Reduces Camera Shake, Even at 42x Zoom The PV-GS90 miniDV camcorder's 42x optical zoom lens has the power you need to take dramatic closeups or get remarkable shots of even distant subjects. But with long-distance zoom shots, even a...

beautiful, smoother


Mar, 2009

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Excellent for student use!


This camcorder is an excellent choice for school use. The usb cable makes it easy to transfer raw video footage to the computer for editing. Mini-DV tapes can be used many times. The size is adequate for students and the power supply cable is long...

Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile

Mar, 2009

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Good quality Movie


Good quality movie When illumination is insufficient, turn on this camcorder's built-in LED video light to take crisp, colorful movies. The LED (light emitting diode) has low power consumption, long service life, and the safety of a low-operating...

good quality movie and sound


Feb, 2009

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Not properly described


The camcorder has great mics (with zoom setting on), and the OIS makes the picture steadier without cropping it. The technical specs on this site though are inaccurate.

Comfortable to Operate, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile

Inadequate Features, Low-Quality Recordings

Feb, 2009

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Panasonic PV GS90


Extremely pleased with its performance. Panasonic has addressed several design flaws in previous models to make this one sweet little unit.It has Great video for a single CCD camera. The picture is great, the interface is intuitive, and the optical...

Great video for a single CCD camera, Amazingoptical zoom

Poor battery life, No slot for memory card

Feb, 2009

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Panasonic PV GS90


camcorder.Compared to other ultra-compact camcorders on the market, it is relatively inexpensive at around $275. Pros: Has a 42x optical zoom, which is somewhat more powerful than some similarly priced camcorders.Supports manual focus, which helps...



Feb, 2009

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no sd card slot


check other sources for the correct specs

Add misleads

Inadequate Features

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

this camera does not have a sd slot


aparently radio shack doesnt read the instructions to what they sell.


Add lies, Inadequate Features

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

PVGS90 review


Description: The Panasonic PV-GS90 is a MiniDV-based, ultra-compact camcorder.5. Pros: Has a 42x optical zoom, which is somewhat more powerful than some similarly priced camcorders.Supports manual focus, which helps savvy users to tape in hard-to-focus...

42x optical zoom awesome

Non recorderd till yet by me

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:PCM
Wind filter: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Firewire in (IEEE 1394): Yes
Firewire out (IEEE 1394): Yes
HDMI Connection: No
Line-In Audio: Yes
S-Video out: No
USB: Yes


Colour of product:Black, Silver


Display diagonal:6.86
LCD resolution:123200 pixels
LCD size:2.7 inch
Screen Type:LCD


Web cam function: No

Image resolution

Digital still pictures: Yes
Number of effective pixels:0.38 Megapixels
Number of total pixels:0.8 Megapixels
Progressive scan for photos: No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:42
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40.9 - 1718
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 75.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:42


Aperture (Wide-lens):F1.9-F4.3
Auto focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:2000 x
Focal length (35mm equiv):40.9-1718 mm
Focal length (Wide-lens):1.8-75.6 mm
Image stabilization:Optical
Manual focus: Yes
Optical zoom:10 x
Shutter speeds:1/30-1/8000 seconds
White balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, White Set


Dimensions (HxWxD):84.5x67x119.3 mm
Weight (lb):0.86 lb

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: No

Power source

Battery type:Lithium-Ion


Sensor size:1/6 inch
Sensor type:CCD


Built-in Storage Size:0.0 GB
Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Inbuilt Memory: No


High Definition Recording: No
Recording format:Mini DV

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.38

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes