Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Panasonic HC-V180

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Panasonic HC-V180. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and image quality. The size and zoom also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the battery and memory.

usability, zoom, size, image quality, portability

memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

See all Panasonic Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 91 reviews)

User Reviews  

Showing 39 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 12 of 39 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (52)

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic HC-V180


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V180 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The zoom and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, zoom, image quality, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V180EB-K Camcorder with Full HD RecordingPanasonic HC-V180EB-K Camcorder with Full HD Recording

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Alison (

PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black


fantastic zoom

sound could be louder.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Edwin (

PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black



Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Karen (

PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black


Used it in Orlando got brilliant footage at Kennedy space centre Atlas satellite going up, obviously great distance footage

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Sue1966 (

poor quality


Bought it from Very so it will stop working within a few months GURANTEED

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Jack (

Great camcorder


I bought this item a while ago so I could record myself for YouTube, and the quality is great it's simple to use and it's light and comfortable to hold. For the price compared to other camcorders this is a great item and I would recommend to anyone...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Lynda (

PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black


Easy to use,good picture and sound quality


Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Roger (

PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black


Light, responsive with many image variation features. A good all round "Full HD" camera

Great sound quality, but it is prone to wind noise which can be annoying. Any reasonable editing software should be able to help though.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: KatK (

Great camera!


My boyfriend is a streamer and good camera to s very important as it needs to capture everything perfectly since he streams live. He is very happy with that s one (tried at least 7 different ones) as a works without a fail.

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Andrew (

PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black


ease of use

Touch screen takes time to get used to(big fingers!)

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Sarah (

PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black


Good image quality even at high zoom. Very light to carry.

I'm still not sure about all the different camera settings - a little beginners guide booklet explaining settings would be useful, as this is an entry level camera.

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:1940
Battery life (max):1.25
Battery performance:1940
Battery voltage:3.6


Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, POL, SWE, TUR


Color of product:Black


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.67
Effective megapixels (movie):2.2
Optical sensor size:1 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS BSI
Total megapixels:2.51

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 68.5
Digital Zoom:500
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 68.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.0811 - 4.06
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):68.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.1
Optical Zoom:50


Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI / HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connectivity:Y


Camera shutter speed:1/25 – 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/2000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Maximum image resolution:4224 x 2376
Still image resolution(s):4224 x 2376, 1920 x 1080, 3408 x 2272, 1728 x 1152, 3136 x 2352, 640 x 480


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No

Technical Details

USB charging: Yes


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:480p, 720p, 1080p
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Indoor, Sunny