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Panasonic NV-GS200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS200. 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. Comments about the color and reliability are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the zoom, and some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Geeta Dayal (

Panasonic NV-GS200


One of the two most compact three-chip MiniDV cameras on the market.

Extremely compact for a three-CCD model ; Top-notch colour reproduction ; Solid manual controls ; Broad feature set

Poor low-light performance ; Mediocre stills ; Suboptimal image stabilisation

Editor's note: The Panasonic NV-GS200 is known as the Panasonic PV-GS200 in the US. .

Jan, 2004

Consumer review (



After only 5 videos had component failure - unfortunately out of warranty as I have not used it much - found some cameras on the market that take top quality photos and excellent videos. Will go for one of these. Won't buy this brand again.

Compact and ease of use

Photos and MPEG not of good quality

May, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash/None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:24.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.45mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:500
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Mirror / Mix / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Slim / Solarisation / Stretch / Strobe / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic