Panasonic PV-GS85 Digital Camcorder

Panasonic Updated: 2007-06-21 RSS
Panasonic PV-GS85 Digital Camcorder

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.

Always Ready for a Close-Up
You'll rarely need to move in to get a close shot with this camcorder. You can fill the screen with even a distant subject, thanks to a powerful 32x zoom. And because it's optical, there's no loss of clarity or quality. Whether you zoom in or pull back, images always retain their natural beauty.

Records onto:  MiniDV Tape
Recording Format  DV
Image Sensor (Total)  1/6" CCD (680K pixels)
Image Sensor (Effective)  4:3 -- 340K x 3
16:9 -- 460K x 3
(Moving Picture)
F Value  F1.8 (Wide) / F3.7 (Tele)
Optical Zoom  32x Variable Speed
Focal Length  2.3 - 73.6 mm
Filter Diameter  37mm
35mm Film Camera Equivalent  4:3 -- 43.9 - 1405mm
16:9 -- 35.9 - 1149mm
(Moving Picture)
4:3 -- 43.7 - 1398mm
16:9 -- 35.6 - 1139mm
(Still Picture)
Lens Type  Panasonic
3CCD Camera System  No
Image Stabilizer  Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.)
Minimum Illumination  2 Lux (Magic Pix®)
White Balance  Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/Manual
High Speed Shutter  In Tape Mode 1/60 - 1/8,000
In Card Mode 1/60 - 1/500
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  Yes
Wide Mode (16:9)  Yes
On-Screen Display Language  English / French / Spanish
Digital Zoom 1  32x - 1,000x
Flash  No
Quick Start  1.7 seconds
Web Camera Function 2  Yes
Recording Mode  SP/LP
Still Picture   JPEG Picture Size:
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  No
S-Video Out  No
Mini DV In/Out (IEEE 1394)  In/Out
Video Output  AV out
USB  1.1 (mini B)
Microphone (stereo mini)  No
Headphone (M3)  No
Accessory Shoe  Cold
Dimensions (H x W x D)  3.09'' x 2.86'' x 5.36''
Weight  0.99 lbs