Panasonic PV-GS320 Digital Camcorder

Panasonic Updated: 2007-06-21

Suppress Camera Shake — Even on a Big-Screen TV
Imagine taking video shots on a moving boat and then viewing them on a large-screen TV. They're likely to appear blurry from the boat's movement and from your unsteady hands. Panasonic solves this problem with O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which minimizes hand-shake in situations where it is most often a problem, such as with zoom shots — or on a moving boat. The system is optical, so there is no quality loss, and images look clear and beautiful on a big-screen TV.

Triple Beauty: Remarkable Color, Detail and Gradation
Enjoy vivid color, crisp detail, and subtle gradation with 3CCD, the system used by most professional broadcast cameras. In a 1CCD system, all incoming light information is processed by the same CCD. The more advanced 3CCD system uses three distinct CCDs for processing, so there is absolutely no light loss. The result: beautifully rendered, natural-looking images every time.

Records onto:  MiniDV Tape
Recording Format  DV
LENS
Image Sensor (Total)  1/6" CCD (800K x 3 pixels)
Image Sensor (Effective)  4:3 -- 630K x 3
16:9 -- 540K x 3
(Moving Picture)
4:3 -- 710K x 3
16:9 -- 540K x 3
(Still Picture)
F Value  F1.8 (Wide) / F2.8 (Tele)
Optical Zoom  10x Variable Speed
Focal Length  3.0 - 30 mm
Filter Diameter  37mm
35mm Film Camera Equivalent  4:3 -- 46.1 - 461mm
16:9 -- 47.1 - 471mm
(Moving Picture)
4:3 -- 43.4 - 434mm
16:9 -- 47.0 - 470mm
(Still Picture)
Lens Type  Leica Dicomar
CAMERA
3CCD Camera System  Yes
Image Stabilizer  Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.)
Minimum Illumination  1 Lux (Magic Pix®)
White Balance  Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/White Set (with IR Sensor)
High Speed Shutter  In Tape Mode: 1/50 - 1/8000 sec.
In Card Mode: 1/25 - 1/2000 sec.
Iris  AF/Manual
Backlight Compensation  Yes
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)  0.33" wide (113K pixels) Color
LCD Monitor  2.7" wide (123K pixels)
Manual Focus Ring  Yes
Soft-Skin Mode  Yes
MagicPix Images  Yes
Microphone  Stereo Zoom Mic
Wind Noise Reduction
Date Recording  Auto Date (in Date Code)
Wide Mode (16:9)  Yes
On-Screen Display Language  English / French / Spanish
Digital Zoom 1  10x - 700x
Flash  No
Quick Start  1.7 seconds
Web Camera Function 2  Yes
Recording Mode  SP/LP
Still Picture   JPEG Picture Size:
3.1 MEGA: 2048 x 1512 (4:3)
2.4 MEGA: 2048 x 1152 (16:9)
2.0 MEGA:1600 x 1200 (4:3)
1.0 MEGA: 1280 x 960 (4:3)
0.3 MEGA: 640 x 480 (4:3)
0.2 MEGA: 640 x 360 (16:9)
Built-in SD Slot  Yes (SD/SDHC)
DPOF  Max. 999 stills
PictBridge Compatible  Yes
S-Video Out  Yes
Mini DV In/Out (IEEE 1394)  Out
Video Output  AV out (multi)
HDMI  No
USB  2.0 High Speed (mini B)
Microphone (stereo mini)  No
Headphone (M3)  No
Accessory Shoe  Cold
Dimensions (H x W x D)  3.34'' x 3.06'' x 5.8''
Weight  0.99 lbs