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Panasonic PV-GS500 fishbowl look

I just bought my camera (Panasonic PV-GS500) and each time I've used it the result has been like taping inside a fishbowl.  The image quality is noticeably distorted - kind of rounded and elongated at the same time.  I didn't change any settings.  It seems to have shipped like this.  This can't be normal - it's totally unusable.  I'm thinking it must be the lens and I'm willing to buy a new one, but I'm not sure this camera can switch out lenses.  Any suggestions or feedback would be so useful.  Thanks.

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  • rcakin Jun 22, 2008

    Thanks bb. I actually did a lot more reading and realized it's not the camera! When I play back the video on the camera it's gorgeous. It's only when I import it into my mac that the problem happens. So I'm thinking it must be a compatibility problem.

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Quiero conocer el manual y poder utilizar mejor mi camara

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I wonder if there is something going on with the CCD unit. You should take it into a camera shop and see what they say.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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