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Panasonic HC-V500M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and image quality are generally positive. The portability and value for money are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V500M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-V500M

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 51 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V500M from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic V500M Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (1MOS Sensor, 50x Intelligent Zoom, 16GB, Built-in Flash, SD Card Recording, FacPanasonic V500M Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (1MOS Sensor, 50x Intelligent Zoom, 32GB, Built-in Flash, SD Card Recording, Fac

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V500M

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V500M from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

features, reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HC-V500M Full HD SD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory (Black)

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Panasonic HC-V500MCamcorder Review

 

The Panasonic HC-V500M is a small, lightweight, budget camcorder that offers a lot for its $499 MSRP. For an entry-level camcorder, the V500M has a wide range of manual controls, as well as the ability to record Full HD video using a 60p (or 60i frame...

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Panasonic HC-V500M

 

A small, lightweight, budget camcorder that offers a lot for its $499 MSRP

Plenty of recording options, including 1080/60p; Lots of manual controls for a budget camcorder

Disappointing low light performance

The Panasonic HC-V500M is a good entry-level camcorder, and it has plenty of updates over the previous HDC-TM40. But Panasonic failed to improve the V500M’s low light capabilities, which ends up being the camcorder’s biggest weakness. Still, if you’re...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

HDMI: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D READY
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD

Lens

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

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD Progressive
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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