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Panasonic HC-W850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability. The image quality also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the features and viewfinder.

image quality, usability

price, viewfinder, features

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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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

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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 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

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

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

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
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