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Panasonic AG-HSC1U ProLine Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Panasonic AG-HSC1U ProLine Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the price and size are generally positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic AG-HSC1U ProLine Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic AG-HSC1U ProLine Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the price and size are overall positive. The portability and image quality also get good views.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic Pro AG-HSC1U AVCHD 3CCD Flash Memory Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: John Neely (

Panasonic AG-HSC1U First Impressions Camcorder Review


The AG-HSC1U is touted by Panasonic as the smallest professional HD camcorder, and its $2099 price tag also makes it one of the least expensive. If, that is, the HSC1U is really a professional camcorder. The announcement earlier this year met with...

The AG- HSC1U is marketed as a niche camcorder for professionals, and despite the fact that it records AVCHD video, we think there is a place for this unusual camcorder. Specifically, the mechanism-less design means it should be capable of operating...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: David Kender (

Panasonic Unveils AG-HSC1U First AVCHD Pro Camcorder


Panasonic has annonunced the release of the AG-HSC1U, reported to be the world's smallest 3-CCD professional HD camcorder. The unit records to SDHC flash cards in the AVCHD format. Weighing in at a mere 1.12 pounds and recording to a format largely...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Brian Peterson (

AVCHD Camcorder Review: Panasonic AG-HSC1


If you are looking for a small, and we mean really small, 3-chip high-def AVCHD camcorder with professional features, then you really have only one choice: the new AG-HSC1 from Panasonic. As it has features like three 1/4" native 16:9 CCDs and manual...

Very compact Manual focus, iris, white balance options External mic jack

Manual focus control is tricky. No viewfinder Access to A/C power jack and some I/O can be restricted when on a tripod.

Impressive performance and some pro-level features are jammed into a very small, palm-sized camcorder.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: John Neely (

Panasonic AG-HSC1U


We expect the Panasonic AG-HSC1U to perform nearly identically to its consumer counterpart in all aspects other than color rendering because the camcorders are mechanically identical. Both are equipped with a 3-CCD imaging system that features 1/4"...

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: ruintheworld239 (

Panasonic AG HSC1


Introducing the AG-HSC1U, the world's smallest 3-chip AVCHD camcorder with professional features. Weighing only 1.1 lbs., this compact, handheld camcorder records beautiful, highly-accurate 1080i images in 16:9 in the new AVCHD format onto an SDHC...



Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: zhahra (

Panasonic AG HSC1


Panasonic has just announced a new device in their lineup of AVCHD camcorders. The Panasonic AG-HSC1 features three 1/4″ CCDs, all native 16:9, which sounds a lot like its sibling the Panasonic HDC-SD1. In fact, the AG-HSC1 is being called the first...

Small but powerful


Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: joanix20 (

Quick review of Panasonic AG HSC1


Some time my movie club use this camera for Indoor event. Its better, with notes : there must be additional light from lamp or open the window.Nice camera

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

This highly-affordable HD camcorder is ideal for widescreen, high-resolution event documentation, presentation, training, coaching, and video production applications. Compatible with the rapidly growing number of large HD flat screen displays as well as front and rear-screen projectors, the AG-HSC1U offers much sharper images than can be obtained by standard definition (SD) camcorders. Highly reliable and flexible because it's solid state with no moving parts like tape or disc-based systems, the noiseless AG-HSC1U camcorder records up to 88 minutes (41 minutes in the highest quality mode) of video on a high-speed 4GB SDHC memory card. A highly-portable 40GB hard drive, capable of receiving and storing the contents of 10 4GB SDHC cards in the field, is packaged with the camcorder. SD video can be output in the widescreen 16: 9 format. By utilizing the newly-developed, H.264-based Advanced Video Codec High Definition (AVCHD) video format, the AG-HSC1U delivers two times the recording efficiency of older MPEG-2 codec technologies like HDV. The AVCHD format is supported by a growing number of leading companies throughout the industry.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SDHC Memory Card
Storage Capacity:4GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic AG

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:48mm
Min Focal Length:4mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.56Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.68Mpix
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG