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Panasonic HC-W850

Panasonic HC-W850
alaScore 99

5 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality, whereas many are less positive about the value for money.

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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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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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...

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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...


Product Specifications


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


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