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Panasonic HC-V130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Panasonic HC-V130. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the color and reliability, and reviews about the durability and battery are mixed.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

memory, reliability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-V130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V130 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and zoom. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the reliability and size. There are some mixed comments about the durability.

usability, price, image quality, zoom, portability

battery, size, reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V130EB-K Full HD Camcorder - Black (8.9MP, 75x Intelligent Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD (New for 2014)Panasonic HC-V130EB-K Full HD Camcorder - Black (8.9MP, 75x Intelligent Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD (New for 2014)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V130 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability and image quality. The battery and price are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the color. There are mixed reviews on the durability and zoom.

usability, price, battery, image quality, portability

color

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V130K Full HD 38X Camcorder Video Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)Panasonic HC-V130K Full HD 38X Camcorder Video Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Philippa Clark (howtospendit.ft.com)

Panasonic HC-V130 camcorder

 

with full high-definition recording and 75x Intelligent Zoom, £230. Also in black

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Chingman19 (argos.co.uk)

The camcorder is so compact.

 

I bought the camcorder for our daughter and son in law as they were expecting a baby in May 2015. We couldn't have known that he would be born 6 weeks early and by c-section. The camera has been used extensively due to its very compact size and...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

Weui8wI cant.understand how you believe that we marked it down when all our scores rated it 8or9.I have tried to do a photo but being a novice with computers I was unable to do so

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Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Sharon (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

small light enough to put in pocket to be able to use in a flash

when bought wasn't told I would need a memory card there isn't one with the camcorder so got it home and wasn't able to use after charging battery

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

Nice and light ; Great zoom

Clunky interface makes it a pain to operate ; Really cheap buttons (feels like a non brand budget camera) ; Outdated software (doesn't like windows 8)

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

For an amateur the camera is a bit complicated and The fact that every scene shot is a seperate video is a real pain, To have a good length video to show you have to use editing to stitch the different scenes together. Wouldnt have bought it if I had...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: STEVE (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

8mp still photo capability is great, good zooming. I like the fact that you can put the cover over the lense by flicking a lever. Battery & SD card access is easy. It's handy to be able to zoom in on taken shots. Still got loads to learn about it yet

There is no cover over the battery housing, makes it look a bit incomplete-just an asthetic point

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Gavin (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

Play back of videos on the screen, compact

It didn't come with a memory card so couldn't use it straight away

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Heather (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

Perfect size for daughters hand. Bought it for my 10 yr old as she loves making videos. Excellent little camcorder

Haven't come across any yet

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Anna (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

The image quality is the best i have found,and i have bought a few similar priced camcorders over the past few years ; There is no blurred images as the camera attempts to focus,and the image stabiliser is a feature i wouldn't be without.It makes all...

Not sure about the open battery at the back-but perhaps that gives you the option of buying a bigger battery with longer life ; Also not sure about the lack of a lens cover,but i have had no issues regarding lack of this feature as i keep the camcorder...

Dec, 2014
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Product Specifications

Battery

Charging source:AC, USB

Camera

Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Display

Display aspect ratio:16:9

Flash

Shoe mounting point: No

Projector

Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Supported aspect ratios:4:3

Video

HD type:Full HD