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Panasonic HC-V100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of Panasonic HC-V100. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and zoom. The price and portability also get good feedback. The viewfinder and durability get critical opinions.

usability, portability, price, zoom, size

durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the zoom and size are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the durability.

usability, price, portability, size, zoom


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic V100 Full HD 1920 x 1080 Camcorder - Black (42x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Power OIS, Face Recognition) 2.7 inch LCD

May, 2015

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Panasonic HC-V100


The Panasonic HC-V100 packs a surprisingly high level of features for such a cheap camcorder.

Good image quality for the price, Capable optical image stabilisation, Lots of manual settings

No accessory shoe, No microphone or headphones minijacks

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Prakash (

Nice product and quick delivery


Its fun to use for family memories.

Easy To Point Shoot","Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","light weight","Very Compact","Zoom range\/performance

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Gma (

Just the right size


Great for baby - small enought o put ihn pocket

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Patches (

The brightest light weight camcorder


Family ooutings and recording hte kids play. I hope it will replace many other units that I use now which are more combersome.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Zoom range\/performance

No External Mic Input

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Video on the Go (

Handy zoom for events


I bought this camcorder for portability and ability to zoom from at least 100 feet away so as not to miss close-ups of friends and relatives at important life events in a crowd like at graduations, birthdays, and weddings. This camera is superior...

Easy to Use","Fairly fast start-up","Good battery time","Good Image Stabilization","Great Sound","light weight","Small for its style","Zoom range\/performance

Poor Still Image","Software limitations

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Denny (

Great Video In A Small Package


Small, fits in your pocket. Quick start by opening LCD Screen.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Zoom","Sma3

No External Mic Input

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Janet (

Panasonic HC-V100


Easy to use for the complete novice! Good smooth zoom feature. Very light and portable. Glad we got this one instead of a smaller one, excellent value for money

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Barry (

Excellent Value for Money


We purchased this from Argos, as it seemed a good deal price wise. It is very easy to use, has excellent picture quality and we are very pleased with it! Thank you Argos!

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Crispy (

Good buy


I found easy to get started only took 10 mins to get filming. Found it great for handling found film was sharp and crisp. Only draw back was the price i paid and when the new book came out a few days later the price had dropped by £77 so disapointed

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: DOUGIE W (

Panasonic HC-V100 High Definition Camcorder - black


very good allrounder as a replacement for the older type larger minidigital video types, very easy controls to us many funtions such as zoom etc. with the big bonus of availability to use the HDcard to transfer to PC or direct to TV. ALL IN ALL AN...

easy to use for novice or any age from 12 to80+,very compact for travelling

no adverse operational aspects found

May, 2012

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.8''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/25
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3