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Panasonic HC-W850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Panasonic HC-W850. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the color and viewfinder. Opinions are divided on the memory.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

battery, durability, viewfinder, color

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-W850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic HC-W850 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the price and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good views, but there are some critical views about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

durability, viewfinder, memory

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W850EB-K Full HD Camcorder with Twin Camera - Black (24MP, 50x Intelligent Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC) (New for 2014)Panasonic HC-W850EB-K Full HD Camcorder with Twin Camera - Black (24MP, 50x Intelligent Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC) (New for 2014)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-W850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Panasonic HC-W850 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the memory and image quality. The zoom and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the color and battery.

portability, usability, zoom, image quality, memory

battery, color

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W850K Digital HD Camcorder (Black)Panasonic HC-W850K Digital HD Camcorder (Black)

Aug, 2016

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Expert review by: Jonathan Knoder (toptenreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-W850 Review

 

The Panasonic HC-W850 has most of the features we look for in a full HD camcorder. It offers excellent picture quality and great tools, but it also has some oddities. Its zoom controls are oddly placed, and its second lens is mostly a gimmick. However,...

The Panasonic HC-W850 has a dial for manual focus.

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

The Panasonic HC-W850 films in full HD and offers image stabilization, but its extra lens feels like a gimmick.

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

Panasonic HC-W850 review

 

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

Mar, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

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

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic HC-W850 camcorder

 

Panasonic HC-W850 Full HD camcorder : The Panasonic W850 twin camcorder include a rotatable sub camera on the side of the LCD screen. You can shoot using this sub camera while also shooting with the main camera at the same time. The video recorded by...

The Panasonic HC-W850 features an Full HD Slow Motion video recording function for added excitement of super-slow shooting at Full-HD resolution. The new Crystal Engine Pro+ engine provides high-speed processing that enables slow motion video shooting...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Chris (bhphotovideo.com)

video great, audio poor

 

Great video quality. I confirm the excellent features and picture quality from other reviews, but using an assortment of cheap and expensive external microphones, the audio sounds as though someone is talking through a vibrating tissue paper membrane....

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: KVUSMC (bhphotovideo.com)

Great Product

 

This Camcorder Is The Best

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: David40 (bhphotovideo.com)

Great Camera, but.....

 

Real nice camera but if you use it in HD mode be prepared to make use of that video. The files are huge, and you must have a newer computer with a fast multicore processor to work with them or even play them. Fortunately it has multiple record modes...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: light in the dark studio (bhphotovideo.com)

Astonishing resolution

 

I usually buy a number of small camcorders trying them out for varied aspects. I usually stick with the consumer level because even though professional ones beat them in resolution, everyone has their reason I prefer more Zoom.This one has a dual...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Mr. Adam (bhphotovideo.com)

Great Dual-Shot Camera

 

{{{Powerful zoom function that doesn't zoom too fast, nice and smooth. I have found the jumpiness of the zoom on previous camcorders to be terrible, if you don't have just the right touch, you end up zooming way too quickly. The wind shield function is...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Dave (bhphotovideo.com)

Awesome camcorders

 

Really great, easy to use. slow-motion and night vision just rocks!

Apr, 2014
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Product Specifications

Battery

Charging source:DC, USB

Camera

Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Configuration

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

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

Display

Display aspect ratio:16:9

Flash

Shoe mounting point: Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Cold

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

Video

HD type:Full HD