Panasonic NVGS250B

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Grumps, Dec 11, 2005.

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    Grumps Guest

    Is this regarded as a good unit for £500?
    Grumps, Dec 11, 2005
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    It certainly seems a good camcorder, being given a '9' rating on the
    CNET site. The only criticisms found in the reviews is the short-travel
    zoom control, and the poor low-light performance. Not criticised in the
    reviews, but something I would pick up on is the absence of a 3.5mm
    external mic jack. You can use an external mic, but only via the
    proprietary accessory shoe - which means you're locked into an expensive
    proprietary Panasonic external mic. Another issue if I were buying one
    is the 'non-standard' filter thread of 43mm - most camcorders seem to
    have either 30mm or 37mm and with the Panasonic NVGS250B you're likely
    to have to pay premium prices for Panasonic filters/lens attachments.
    The last thing I picked up on is that the webcam facility is limited to
    Motion JPEG at 320 x 240 and approx. 6fps; the fixed low frame rate
    might be an issue and IME 12fps is better.

    I've Googled and found the lowest price is £564 - so if you can get one
    for £500 then I'd be inclined to go for it.
    Tony Morgan, Dec 11, 2005
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    Dave R Guest

    Personally if I were looking at a 3CCD camcorder, it's webcam capability
    would be right at the bottom of my list!

    Shame it doesn't do true widescreen.
    Dave R, Dec 12, 2005
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    Tony Morgan, Dec 12, 2005
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