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Panasonic HC-V520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 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. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The price and zoom are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed comments on the reliability and durability. Some have doubts about the memory.

usability, zoom, price, portability, image quality

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V520 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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and zoom are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the memory.

usability, zoom, portability, price, image quality

memory

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

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Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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. Reviews about the image quality and zoom are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

usability, portability, price, zoom, image quality

battery, reliability, durability

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)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

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...

Dec, 2013
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Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

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...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

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.

May, 2013

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

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...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: replay47 (officedepot.com)

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

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: replay47 (officedepot.com)

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

Oct, 2013

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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