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Panasonic HC-V520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Panasonic HC-V520. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, but the memory and features get negative opinions. Views are divided on the resolution.

usability, portability, price, image quality, battery

features, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 159 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-V520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The price and portability also get good reviews. There are mixed views on the resolution and memory, while many are less positive about the features.

usability, portability, price, image quality, battery

features

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic V520 Full HD Camcorder - Black (10MP, 1920 x 1080P, 80x Intelligent Zoom) 3.0 inch LCDPanasonic Camcorder Accessory Kit with Charger/Lithium Ion Battery/Soft Case for HC-V720EB-K/HC-V520EB-K/HC-V520EB-R/HC-V210EB-KPanasonic V520 Full HD Camcorder - Red (10MP, 1920 x 1080P, 80x Intelligent Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and image quality. The price and portability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the battery and features.

usability, portability, price, image quality, reliability

features, battery

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HC-V520 HD Digital Camcorder with 80x Zoom and Wi-fi (Black)

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Panasonic HC-V520

 

The Panasonic HC-V520 packs an impressive 50x zoom lens and built-in Wi-Fi.

50x f/1.8-4.2 zoom lens. Impressive optical stabilization. Touch screen. 1080p60 video capture. Inexpensive. Wi-Fi

Still capture only 10 megapixels. No built-in memory

The Panasonic HC-V520 ($399.99 direct) is an entry-level camcorder with an impressive 50x zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi, and 1080p60 video capture capability. There's no internal storage, so you'll have to add an SD card to record footage, and stills are...

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Built in wi-fi support with "Real Time Broadcasting"

 

If you are into sports video, you know that it almost a given that you need a decent zoom to get the action (and it goes without saying, a tripod as well). In still photography terms, my experiences in motor sport suggest a 200mm is the minimum and...

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Panasonic HC-V520

 

Despite its improved low-light performance, this $400 camcorder isn't quite the bargain it seems.

The V520 is a feature-packed budget camcorder, but it can't keep up with Canon's latest.

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Panasonic HC-V520 review

 

Good image quality and great Wi-Fi features, but few connections

If the HC-520 appeals to you, but you don’t think you’ll benefit from the extra Wi-Fi features and longer zoom, it’s worth noting that you can currently get the outgoing HC-V500M for just £350 from shop.panasonic.co.uk . The HC-V500M is the same...

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Panasonic HC-V520

 

Pansonic's latest camcorder has improved image quality, a long zoom, WiFi and NFC.

Good image quality, Comprehensive manual controls, WiFi features

No accessory shoe, No microphone minijack, No headphone minijack

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Best camcorder for price

 

A great camcorder. The optical image stabilization makes for great long zooms. Zeiss lens is great. Good in low light.

value, Features, Quiet, Easy to Use, Design, Performance

Consumer review by:

Best camcorder for price

 

A great camcorder. The optical image stabilization makes for great long zooms. Zeiss lens is great. Good in low light.

value, Features, Quiet, Easy to Use, Design, Performance

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

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

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/25
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000

Recording

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