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Recording moving memories!

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21.10.2005 (22.10.2005)

Advantages:
Great results

Disadvantages:
Camera shake when zoomed in

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Ease of use

Recording quality

Picture quality

Sound quality

Value for money

DurabilityGood

Range & quality of featuresExcellent

Video QualityExcellent

Remote controlGood

Instruction manualExcellent

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My dad bought this camera earlier this year from Jessops at the Metro centre for £999.(I think it has come down in price since then) My mam is not the greatest photographer so we wanted a video camera with a LCD monitor so that my mam could take video footage that is good enough to watch! She has actually managed really well with it and is getting very proficient at it now.

The LCD screen is 2.5inches and it is very good. There is a brightness adjustment for sunny conditions which works quite well. It can be turned round 320, which allows you to photograph yourself as well as over walls, and round corners.

There is a colour viewfinder but is quite small and you get the feeling it's sitting on your eyeball, after a while you get quite used to it. It has got a manual adjustment for focusing which is really good if you wear glasses (like my dad and me!)

There is a night setting and night view. This gets fantastic results but I highly recommend you use a tripod.

The camera comes with two remote controls. One is for operating the camera and playback mode. The second one is a microphone, which has a built in remote control.

We bought a larger battery so that it lasts longer (a couple of hours - this is reduced by about 45% when using the LCD screen) but this catches your face when recording.

It turns on and off easily, the button just slides along. When the camera is turned on you can press the quick start button which allows a quick start up after switching on.

There is a 3ccd image sensor, which means there is three sensors, one for each colour spectrum. This gives fantastic, sharp, clear results.

The video card has 3million pixels. You get very good results in natural daylight but built in flash is not so good.

There is a manual position for focusing which is very good.

The zoom is only small (0-10times) but as a keen photographer I find this is still adequate because with larger zooms you tend to get camera shake and have to use a tripod.

A good point of camera is that you can also put a memory card into the camera, playback your video, pause it and a grab a picture onto your memory card. I use the memory card quite a lot to save taking two cameras out with us. The camera does not come with a memory card, we bought a 512MB one.

I would definately recommend this camcorder. Thanks for reading. bluejules xx


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phil8561 08.05.2006 02:09

Hi great review as i have the GS-120 also by Panasonic it has made me now want to go and upgrade to this camcorder. Thanks.

Majiggy 17.11.2005 03:58

Great op. Sounds like a great nifty camcorder. Bit pricey though. :O) xxx

L0BSTER_QUADRILLE 13.11.2005 16:33

I want a camcorder!

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Manufacturer's product description

With the NV-GS250, the Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) minimizes the effect of hand-shake without sacrificing pic...

General

MPN NV-GS250
Product Type Camcorder
Camcorder Sensor Resolution 800 Kpix

Exposure & white balance

Min Illumination 1 lux
Exposure Modes Programme, automatic
Shooting Programs Spotlight, portrait mode, surf & snow, low light, sports mode

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"very helpful" by (76%):

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  2. neeraum31
  3. raymond24

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