Panasonic NV-GS17

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Panasonic NV-GS17

The 24x optical zoom means that friends and family can wave to the camera from far away and be recorded as sharp as a pin. With such intense details b...

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Review of "Panasonic NV-GS17"

published 11/07/2007 |
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Pro Easy to use for basic use
Cons Not easy to use for computer use
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Range & quality of features
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Picture quality

"Panasonic NV-GS17"

The camera itself excellent. The controls are simple and the size is excellent; it doesn't take up much space in a bag.

Transferring the video to a simple VHS produces brilliant and almost 'broadcast quality' results. However, transferring the video on to your PC took someone like me (without advanced knowledge) a considerable amount of time.

Provided with the camera is a manual, AC mains lead and AV lead (for connecting to video/TV). There isn't any software (ie. drivers), or computer leads.

If you're looking for a quick and easy option this probably isn't the camera for you. I certainly wouldn't opt for this camera if I didn't have Windows XP, either. I was informed that video can be captured over USB, rather than firewire but I was unable to do this.

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Product Information : Panasonic NV-GS17

Manufacturer's product description

The 24x optical zoom means that friends and family can wave to the camera from far away and be recorded as sharp as a pin. With such intense details being captured, pictures will hold more depth and their beauty can be treasured forever. The range offers an exciting choice of modes, for example, soft skin mode renders complexions with exquisite beauty whilst color night view makes it possible to capture colors even in the darkest of scenes-a feature of all the new Panasonic models. With this new range encapsulating such a fantastic bundle of features, shooting modes can be tailored to fit your exact requirements. When filming beautiful moments, whether of family, friends or scenery, these new camcorders will ensure footage looks as fresh as the moment it was taken-meaning nothing is lost.

Product Details

Product Description: Panasonic NV-GS17 - camcorder - Mini DV

Product Type: Camcorder

Media Type: Mini DV

Sensor Resolution: 800 Kpix

Lens System: 24 x zoom lens - 2.1 - 50.4 mm - f/1.8-3.6

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Digital Zoom: 500 x

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Viewfinder: Electronic - 0.33" - black & white

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video, S-Video

Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.9 cm x 11.2 cm x 8.7 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg



Product Type: Camcorder

Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 800 Kpix

Camcorder Media Type: Mini DV

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Optical Sensor Size: 1/6"

Optical Zoom: 24 x

Digital Zoom: 500 x

Video Recording Modes: SP, LP

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

AV Interfaces: Composite video, S-Video

Exposure & White Balance

Min Illumination: 1 lux

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Spotlight, portrait mode, night mode, surf & snow, low light, sports mode

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Indoor, outdoor

Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec

Lens System

Type: 24 x zoom lens - 2.1 - 50.4 mm - f/1.8-3.6

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 39.5 - 948mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Filter Size: 30.5 mm

Additional Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Additional Features: USB 2.0 compatibility, backlight compensation, auto power save, date/time stamp


Viewfinder Type: Electronic

Viewfinder Colour Support: Black & White

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.33"

Viewfinder Resolution: 67,000 pixels


Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 105,000 pixels

Display Features: Rotating


Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo

Microphone Features: Zoom, wind noise reduction


Connector Type: 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x S-Video output ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ¦ 1 x USB


Software: Drivers & Utilities


Included Accessories: Lens cap, power adapter, audio / video cable


Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Video Capture: 320 x 240 - 6 fps - web camera mode

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 6.9 cm

Depth: 11.2 cm

Height: 8.7 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg


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