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Panasonic HC-V550

Panasonic HC-V550
alaScore 90

220 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews of Panasonic HC-V550. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the portability and image quality are overall positive. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, zoom, image quality, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V550 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-V550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and portability are generally positive. The price and zoom also get good opinions. Many are negative about the battery.

usability, zoom, price, portability, size

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V550CTEBK Full HD Camcorder - Black (10MP, 90x Intelligent Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC) 3.0 inch LCD (New for 2014)Panasonic HC-V550 Full HD Camcorder - Black + VWPS65XEK Case + 32GB Card and Tripod (10MP, 90x Intelligent Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC) 3.0 inch LCDPanasonic HC-V550 Full HD Camcorder - Black (2.51MP, 50x Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V550 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. Reviews about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The zoom and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, zoom, image quality, portability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HC-V550K Full HD Wi-Fi Enabled 50X Stable Zoom Camcorder with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

May, 2016

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

Panasonic HC-V550 review

 

Good camcorder with built-in Wi-Fi, but it's too expensive

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

1. Very small and light ; 2. Once set up, very easy to use inc. auto shutoff if camera tilts too far and info button that tries to explain each feature ; 3. Brilliant zoom ; 4. Crisp picture quality in daylight ; 5. Fantastic value for money in the sale

1. Camera size can mean buttons are difficult to use for people with larger hands ; 2. Camera setup can be tricky and info button and user manual fail to explain all the features clearly enough ; 3. The recording choices in terms of quality are limited...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Sarah (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

Excellent image quality in day light, and excellent sound recordings

The touch screen is a little fiddly for those with bigger fingers

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

Zoom is amazing ; Video quality good ; Easy to use

Still pictures not best quality, but then who buys a camcorder to take pictures ; External microphone not supported

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Terrence (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

Very good video quality and the stabilisation is excellent. Can't beat it for the price

A little bit plastic but again what do you want for the price

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: James (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

26 February 2015 ; We purchased the Panasonic HC-V550CTEBK Full HD Camcorder with Pan & Tilt Mounting as a boxed package from ; By downloading a free App we were able to control the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom functions wirelessly from a mobile ‘phone or...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Patricia (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

ease of use

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Dean (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

For a down to earth camera, it's quality is superb. You could pay a lot more for this quality, and at the price I paid for it, I can not fault it. I have taken several videos with this, and found the image quality of fine quality. There are reviews on...

There is no pause and resume on video. If you press pause, and then record again, it starts a separate video. A little annoying perhaps, but then there is software out there which can be downloaded where you can stitch to videos or more together as...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Christopher (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

Basic functions very easy

Advanced items need extra effort

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Philip (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

very small and light, yet gives very good video image

Jan, 2015
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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

HDMI: Yes
Near Field Communication: Yes
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:1/60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000

Recording

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