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Panasonic HC-V201 HD Camcorder HC-V201K

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and portability are generally positive. The image quality and value for money are also mentioned favorably. The build quality and memory get critical opinions.

usability, value for money, image quality, portability, size

battery, memory, build quality

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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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

Batter Life

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Great for home movies


Great camera over all, great picture quality, and ease of useAbout me... Video enthusiast, Parent with kids, casual user

Easy to use

Battery life


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Great HD Camcorder for the price


GOOD camcorder for the price..Nice picture quality, especially in well lit conditions..The zoom is awesome!!!!..Good battery life..No problems so far.About me... Video enthusiast

picture quality, amazing zoom, easy to use

small buttons

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Great camera for traveling.


Took this camera on vacation and got great stills and video. It was easy to get pictures onto my computer.About me... casual user

Light weight and easy to use

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Good camera for recording instructors.


So far the camera seems to have nice features and is easy to use. Used boss' camera but the same brand and model to record a class. Loved the results so bought one for me. Great price.About me... casual user

Very steady picture with anti shake feature

Would like to see higher and easier volume control

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Ok for beginners and price paid


Better for kids to use and nice to have something small to pull out for quick use. Quality fair for price but I thought it would do more than it does.About me... Video enthusiast, Love capturing special occasions

It's small/compact

Doesn't have a flash or light so can't use in poor lighting

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Good picture, poor audio


Not good for recording live bands bc audio is distorted. Seems mic overloads and there is no gain control.About me... casual user

HD video


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Good camera


I have only used a few times but love how small it is and how easy to use.About me... casual user

small and easy to use

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good camera for a good price


good camera for a good price. however could be easier to use basic options (switching from camera to memory)About me... casual user

good price

could be easier to use