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Panasonic HC-W850

Panasonic HC-W850
alaScore 98

9 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Panasonic HC-W850. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and image quality are generally positive, but there are some negative views about the viewfinder and price.

image quality, usability

price, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-W850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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Expert review by: TopTenREVIEWS (

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In the world of HD camcorders , there is one main feature you need: 1080p resolution filming at a minimum of 30 frames per second. Beyond that, every other feature is extra. Sometimes, these extra features are extremely useful, and sometimes they are...

The Panasonic HC-W850 has a dial for manual focus

The second lens on the viewfinder is a gimmick with low functionality

Aug, 2014

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Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (

Panasonic HC-W850 review


Great image quality, but the secondary camera sensor may be of little interest to many

Although it has an 8 in its name, the HC-W850 is bears closest resemblance to the Panasonic HC-V720, due to its sensor size, zoom range and connection ports, rather than the HC-X800. The HC-V720 is £300 cheaper at the time of writing, and although the...

Mar, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: James Morris (

Panasonic HC-W850


Panasonic's HC-W850 introduces a novel Twin Camera feature

Unique second lens lets you record yourself whilst shooting ; Comprehensive manual settings with control dial ; Excellent image quality

Relatively pricey ; Second lens picture-in-picture lacks customisation options

Aside from the second-lens gimmick, this is a decidedly high-end camcorder. While it only has a single CMOS on the main lens, it's relatively large, and there are plenty of manual settings available. The HC-W850 doesn't have the lens ring of...

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS / Unknown
Image Stabiliser:Electronical / Optical Image Stabiliser / Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
Smartphone Remote Control:No / 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


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000


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