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Panasonic HC-W580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Panasonic HC-W580. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The zoom and image quality are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, image quality, zoom, portability, size

battery, durability, viewfinder, memory

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. People 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

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (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)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Caleb Cross (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 by: T1tone (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 by: BazMo (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 by: Jackie (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

quality of image on maximum zoom still excellent

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Colin (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Various Settings, Low Light, Snow, Soft Skin, all very easy to use

Had to buy new spare battery as latest model battery not compatible

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Hilary (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Easy to use . Nice clear picture on screen but a bit difficult to see in sunshine.

Seeking screen in sunshine

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Nice and compact. Attractive appearance. Does what it says in the description.

I felt the product use instructions should have included more detail, particular for anyone like me who has never before used a camcorder.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Dennis (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Good price. Excellent picture quality and I like that you can connect to the TV wirelessly. The zoom is very good but you need to be careful as it can zoom in too fast if you are heavy handed. It is light fits into a large pocket. All in all a good buy

The main downside is that you cannot see the screen in sunny weather. I would have preferred a view finder but they are more expensive. I am not sure about the second camera lens and not sure if I will use it but it is there if the need arises.

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Anthony (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Quality of picture, Powerful zoom range, Battery Life was good.

On/Off and other nearby buttons too small and fiddly. Difficult to know whether they have been pressed correctly.

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Jeffers44 (argos.co.uk)

Great

 

Fantastic piece of kit. The 90x zoom is great and certainly pulls in from a fair distance. Well done Panasonic.

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

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HD type:Full HD