Additional Product Features Family Line. Once again, as with other recent Panasonic models, we were thoroughly unimpressed with the night shot feature. Camcorder Brilliant Verified purchase: The electronic viewfinder EVF is adjustable in angle and focus and — a sensible touch — the eyecup is removable for cleaning. James Dyson Award.

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Manual control of other functions, where present, is achieved using the menus and controls activated by the joystick. Once again, as with other recent Panasonic models, we were thoroughly unimpressed with the night shot feature. The first program, Sweet Movie Life, is an extremely low-end capture, add-title-and-music program, which does little true editing; the other, MovieStudio DV LE for DV gs500, does all this and a little bit more.

Of particular note is that, unlike most consumer camcorders where the reverse happens, the GS in While the GS still falls a long way behind the best still image cameras, its 4 megapixel sensor can definitely compete with products in the low-end section of the still camera market.

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Its features minimize hand strain, making it possible to shoot for long periods without fatigue. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category.

Note there is no headphone jack — a major omission for any person serious about their audio in film-making. Video is encoded in true Save on Camcorders Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. My index finger fell naturally on the still image shutter release button, but it required a conscious gd500 to get it to the zoom control.

Battery life is a little disappointing at roughly an hour. Using this it’s possible to breeze through gs5000 simple two-level menu which contains almost all the available functions. Would you buy this? The camera, which in cross section is almost square, has the strap at the absolute bottom edge of the right-hand side when viewed from the back. There were no telltale signs of compression or a corresponding hv in frame rate. You may also like.

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And the Aussie winner is? Panasonic has its ge500 optional microphone for the hotshoe, which would be expected to eliminate or at least markedly reduce motor noise, but a problem, albeit minor, with this type of brand-specific purchase is that the microphone will not usually cross from camera to camera if you decide to upgrade. Like all Panasonic’s new video cameras the screen is of high quality and is even vs500 in direct sunlight. This camcorder is equipped with a 3CCD camera system for images with fine detail, and rich gradation.

Reader Rating 0 Votes. This is something that the potential purchaser might get to miss at some stage and is worthy of note as it removes the possibility of digitising old VHS tapes for transfer to Fs500.

Panasonic NV-GS500

Another great feature is the ability to save images at the same time as shooting video, though this is only available at g5s00 one megapixel resolution. As mentioned, tripod use is made easy by both the top-loading tape and the freestyle remote control accepting the loss of the external microphone. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

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The viewfinder is also well designed and can flip out at two angles for ease of use. Camcorder Brilliant Verified purchase: All the controls are concentrated at the rear right-hand top corner of the camera and while easily reached by bs500 right thumb and index finger, when the camera is supported by the left hand, single-handed use is a lot more problematic.


If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. In earlier models, this controller also included a narrative microphone but this is no longer the case.

A MiniDV video camera that sits right at the top of the consumer camcorder ladder.

White balance, shutter speed and aperture priority modes are all included.