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Panasonic NV-GS300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Panasonic NV-GS300. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. The viewfinder and battery get less positive opinions, while views are divided on the zoom.

image quality, usability, price, portability, design

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic NV-GS300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


An easy to use and well-designed camcorder with excellent quality images.

Excellent quality video, simple to use, full range of manual options

Only average still pictures

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (

Panasonic NV-GS300


Offering superb video quality under a wide variety of lighting conditions, the Panasonic PV-GS300 is an excellent choice if you typically shoot in automatic mode. Prosumers may find the limited choice and the awkward accessibility of the manual...

Excellent video quality ; Impressive low-light performance ; Effective image stabilisation

Relatively few manual settings ; Awkward joystick control

If you have a good eye for video but a bad time with technology, then the Panasonic NV-GS300 will deliver exactly what you want: great video quality with minimum fuss. But if you like to tweak and experiment even occasionally, don't go here.

Apr, 2006

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Aug, 2008

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Panasonic NV-GS300


i have panasonic nv-gs300 camcoder, i lost my software cd by which i can convert my minidv cassettes to cd/dvd. so plz help me to install that drivers or the way to make cd from my cam.

Apr, 2008

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Panasonic NV-GS300


excelente i had one of this cam, i just need the accesories

Jun, 2007

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Panasonic NV-GS300


Last month I enquired about obtaining a Software CD for my Panasonic NV-GS300 camcorder. Well my husband purchased one while visiting Sydney this month but unfortunately it is not compatible with my Lap Top which runs the Windows Vista basic program. ...

May, 2007

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as a whole camera is good but why the dirver softwear not available on the net.

May, 2007

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Is there a free software CD for this camera as my husband purchased a Panasonic NV-GS300 camera but forgot to pack the Software CD while he was visiting Australia last month. We are from the Solomon Islands. The camcorder takes beautiful movies but...

Apr, 2007

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Perfect camera if you are not bothered about having manual overrides like a manual focus ring! so if your looking for a point and shoot camera that has great image quality this is perfect.

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:1

Camera Flash

Type: None


Colour of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic NV

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:25
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 30
Lens Aperture:F/1.8/F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:700
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:540Kpix
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/CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Electronic/Optical

Other features

Audio recording formats:PCM 12/16 bit
Auto Focus: Yes
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/8000


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:SD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:700
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.3