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Panasonic PV-GS31/35 and Picture Quality

by anne2006 / February 5, 2006 4:27 AM PST

Hi!

I recently bought Panasonic's PV-GS31 (quite similar to GS35). My videos (at home, indoors, flourescent lighting, mostly at night) seem to be very dull colored, almost as if taken through a grey sheer stocking. I've had an 8mm camcorder for years, never did any tweaking beyond the automatic settings. I'm teachable, though. Is there any way for me to improve the video quality, specifically the color accuracy? I used the built-in light for most of the footage, it brightened the picture but the colors didn't change enough.

Thanks!
Anne

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i went through...
by bklynrickel / February 5, 2006 7:34 AM PST

buying first the gs 31 then the gs 35. both have a single ccd chip - a pretty good one.

i took the 31 back because i wanted a remote. then i got the 35. then i realized that the 35 had only one ccd chip and found the gs 150 which has excellent reviews. gs 150 has 3 separate ccd chips for sigificantly more vivid colors. finally i think my search has ended.

the 150 costs about $150 more but since its an investment i thought it wiser to spend the extra money to get the better quality.

by the way, 30x optical zoom can mean very little in comparison to overall camera and picture quality. the zoom on the 150 is very zoomy on its own.

hope you might have the ability to move up a step. if not the gs 35 is a suitable one ccd chip camcorder.

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one further note
by bklynrickel / February 5, 2006 8:26 AM PST

it appears that all of the lower priced camcorders have troubles with low light situations. videos can be grainy and noisy. sometimes, from what i have read on the gs 35, the built in light does not help, and may even degrade the video quality. gs 35 is very good for outdoors. in low light, it has some trouble.

best regards,

richard

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