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Panasonic HC-V500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 reviews of Panasonic HC-V500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the memory and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-V500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability also get good comments. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Faisal Hashmi (tbreak.com)

Panasonic HC-V500 Review

 

A decent offering for the price, but lacks in image detail.

Light form factor; Loaded with helpful features; Impressive audio recording; Ease of use; Price

Weak image quality; Lack of detail in footage; Bad auto-focus

But for the price, it’s really up to the end user to decide what he really wants out of the camera. It’s loaded with some neat features that make shooting easy and accessible for all kind of users but the sacrifice is in the image quality for what...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-V500

 

Panasonic's HC-V500 brings proper optical image stabilisation to the budget camcorder.

Sophisticated optical image stabilisation, Lots of manual features, Decent image quality

No accessory shoe or audio minijacks, Not quite budget pricing

Jun, 2012
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Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HC-V500 review

 

A step up from last year's HDC-SD80, especially in low light, but overall image quality from the small sensor isn't spectacular

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: dave (jr.com)

I would buy this product again

 

Good buy.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Great Picture Quality","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Zoom range\/performance

No External Mic Input

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Movieman (jr.com)

Super

 

Easy to use, superb results.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Great Zoom

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Noserider53 (jr.com)

Buying from J&R always a pleasure !

 

I use this camcorder for long continuous video recording,so a Larger capacity battery was needed. The standard battery is about 1 hr 45 min.Great for most people. Larger battery is 3-1\/2 hours.

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Zoom range\/performance

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Rodney White (rakuten.com)

Rodney White

 

Love this Company.

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

New Camcorder

 

Very happy with the new camcorder, very easy to use, the quality is good and it does everything that wanted it to.

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.8''
Smartphone Remote Control: No

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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