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Panasonic HC-V520

We have collected and analyzed 6 expert reviews and 105 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 90/100. The average review date is Sep 28, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 202001 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: Apr 25, 2014.

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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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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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Amazon review summary for Panasonic HC-V520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 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.

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

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Compact & Light

 

Nice palm size cam. Great zoom. High def snaps. Excellent hook up options. Def get ext batt & Cam bag. Deal of the day - so it was well worth the $

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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

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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

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Great product would recommend

 

Great product for the price points. This camera works great in small places and gets really great distance shots.About me... Love shooting sports, Love capturing special occasions, casual user

Easy to use and get great results

The strap is narrow and hard to get your hand around, but most of the new models are like this

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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

There's a generous range of scene modes which should help users to best get the effect they were after. There is also a new Creative Effects section that provides a Miniature Effect, which mimics the appearance of tilt-shift photography, Silent and 8mm...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

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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