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Panasonic HC-V201 HD Camcorder HC-V201K

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The value for money and portability also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the resolution and connectivity. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V201 HD Camcorder HC-V201K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V201 HD Camcorder HC-V201K from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

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58% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HC-V201 Light Weight HD Digital Camcorder (black)

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malfunctioned out of box xmas day


4/22/14 after paying over $122 for labor cannot get this dysfunctional product returned from repair shop. Thumbs down best buy/panosonic.About me... Parent with kids, casual user


won't keep charge - can't get panosonic or best buy to honor any warranty

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At the Best Buy store I came across this simple camcorder that had a great view for the price, but unfortunately I have to purchase everything off the internet. I can't really complain since I got a deal but I honestly liked the view it gave from a...




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Nice Compact Camcorder


I replaced an older JVC camcorder with this one. I purchased for 2 reasons. 1, the zoom quality is great. 2, the small size. The fact that the camcorder is small makes it an option to use when I travel. I wish it had a low light night vision mode, but...

The small size

No night vision light

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it's good


It worked well for me, no real complaints, total barebones and much cheaper than most alternatives

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Great camera for the beginner


I've only had the pleasure of using this camera once since I received it as a gift, but the setup was effortless and the features seem pretty simple to use. The only gripe I have is the battery life. According to the manual, the battery can last...

Easy to set up, easy to use, good price

Short battery life

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Pretty nice for basic video recording


This camera compresses the video better than 2 other MFG's camcorders I also own. I do not like that with new CC the video gets broken into smaller clips instead of a continuous video, but, this one does make the clips longer than some others. I love...

Great zoom, really nice picture quality

Short battery life, playback control is not really where it would be expected

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Great Camcorder for this price


Movie Recording is great and easy. Superb quality. Still camera quality not so great, but not bad either. Was expecting more from a 10MP still picture perhaps.About me... Video enthusiast, Parent with kids, Love capturing special occasions

Superb Movie quaity and Sound reception

Still photography should have been a bit better under low light

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Great quality


It is not only very well documented but all explanations are so inspired and clear. Thanks ,About me... Love capturing special occasions



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Excellent video recorder


I would purchase this camera again. I never had an HD camera and the videos are outstanding. Inside the camera software a person can edit a recording and then dump only what video you want to laptop. Easy to take HD pictures too, feature is...

easy to learn features and very compact size

hand strap not good for left handed folks

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Works Exactly as Expected!


I will be using this to mainly shoot roller derby bouts. I shot my first one this past weekend and it worked great. Picture quality was excellent and it was easy to get what I needed to my computer in no time. The battery life is short, it was nearly...

Great picture, its small, easy to use

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