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Panasonic HC-W580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Panasonic HC-W580. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The image quality and zoom are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability and memory.

usability, zoom, image quality, price, portability

battery, viewfinder, memory, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-W580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-W580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic HC-W580 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality.

image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W580EB-K Camcorder with Full HD RecordingPanasonic HC-W580EB-K Camcorder with Full HD Recording

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-W580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic HC-W580 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.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W580K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi, Built with Multi Scene Twin Camera (Black)Panasonic HC-W580K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi, Built with Multi Scene Twin Camera (Black)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Anna Burleson (toptenreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-W580 Review

 

In all, we think that Panasonic's HC-W580 is a solid camcorder with some real benefits over both smartphones and other video cameras, but it is somewhat specialized. If you're attracted to the idea of having an extreme zoom range and a secondary...

A 50x optical zoom lens offers a long range without the image-quality compromises of digital zoom.

Special features come at the cost of a smaller sensor.

The Panasonic HC-W580 is one of the more expensive models we tested. While it provides good image quality, it’s not quite at the same level as other similarly priced Panasonics. Whether that’s a worthy trade-off is up to you.

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Could be good, if it wasn’t missing from the box

 

Might have been good if it wasn't missing parts and being told by customer services that I have to purchase the missing items separately :-(

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Times 50 optical zoom is brilliant. Probably the best camera in the price range.

Tried them but I'll probably never use HDR or the second camera, but you don't know till you try. Maybe the 380 would have been a better buy for me. Viewfinder would be good in daylight but not available in this price range.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Good Picture

 

Good Picture. I bought this as a cheap alternative for Youtube. As said at the beginning good picture, sound is not that great. However for my needs I just record the sound separate. Overall am pleased. very light weight as wel.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

It is difficult to operate the zoom with your hand through the strap on the side.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Good Optic zoom / Twin Cam / Use phone as 2nd or 3erd cam

Can't transfer data with wi fi / interface with phone and use as 2nd cam is quite bad / Image stabilization is useless so the zoom is ineffective / No Slow Mo / No infrared shooting or night shot / No internal memory

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

The zoom is fantastic, it’s easy to work with one hand.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

A great camcorder

 

I've not used this that much yet, but so far it's been really good, small, light & good quality. Just a bit disappointed that it didn't come with an SD card, which is required if you want to record!

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Dedicated video recorder - just what I wanted!

 

Excellent product purchased after receiving good advice from JL Cribbs Causeway staff (as usual!) compact, easy to use, great quality video - all round better than using video features of my SLR or phone.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Good Zoom

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Camera

Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.67
Effective megapixels (movie):2.2
Optical sensor size:1 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS BSI
Total megapixels:2.51

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 68.5
Digital Zoom:3000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 68.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.0811 - 4.06
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.06
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.1
Optical Zoom:50

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:4224 x 2376
Still image resolution(s):4224 x 2376, 1920 x 1080, 3408 x 2272, 1728 x 1152, 3136 x 2352, 640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No

Technical Details

USB charging: Yes

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.08
Height:2.44
Weight:9.31
Width:2.36