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Panasonic HC-V380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Panasonic HC-V380. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Jono51 (johnlewis.com)

Seems very good product

 

Updated to the Panasonic HC-V380 after my previous camcorder failed, This camcorder has loads of features which I am still investigating. From what I have taken so far I am really pleased with this product. The video is very sharp and the stills...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: John72m (johnlewis.com)

Good compact camcorder

 

First impressions are good. Bought this to replace an old mini-DV camcorder and in the limited use I've had so far, i'm impressed with the quality of the pictures and it's compact, light & easy to hold. Pity there's no SD card provided with the camera...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: nokian (very.co.uk)

Great Features and Fantastic Video Quality

 

I bought the Camera about two weeks ago and I have never been happier with the video quality and the Advanced Features that the camcorder has. It is exceptional value for money because of the Quality.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: H0bo1 (very.co.uk)

Great compact camcorder

 

This camcorder is very light and compact and can be easily put into a handbag or pocket. The picture quality is excellent, as is the zoom function (50x Optical). The 3" viewing screen is very clear and bright enough for but the sunniest days. The image...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Jakeyboi32 (johnlewis.com)

Awesome little gadget!

 

Everything I expected it to be and more. I love it. I researched this product a lot before purchasing it and it has certainly lived up to everything I read. Going to be putting it to the proper test when I go on honeymoon to Mexico in May!

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: David112 (johnlewis.com)

Disappointed

 

I've a canon G16 camera which produces excellent video, but it's not a dedicated camcorder so it does have its idiosyncrasies. For that reason I decided to buy a dedicated camcorder, and I have to say I was very disappointed with this. In my opinion,...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Mowcat (johnlewis.com)

Good little video camera

 

An easy to use video camera with good zoom,easy to use functions. Sits in palm of your hand. Easy to download to PC.Quality picture.

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Richard (very.co.uk)

Great! It's very helpful to use.

 

I bought it from Littlewoods on December. It is very helpful to easy use what I do. Also instruction is very easy and learn. I carry it very light and comfort with my hand.

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: David (very.co.uk)

SUPERB COMCORDER

 

Well this was an upgrade on previous Panasonic. The difference is staggering !! Important that you download the PDF instructions from Panasonic, even though they are a little hard to find to be honest. Also important to sit and 'play' with the...

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

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

Camera

Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:4
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, FRE, Italian, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, POL, SWE, TUR

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Flip-out screen:Y
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

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:3000
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

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

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

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

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

USB charging: Yes

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.08
Height:2.44
Weight:8.89
Width:2.36

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Indoor, Sunny