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Panasonic HC-W850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 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. Comments about the zoom and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the color and viewfinder get critical opinions. Comments 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. Opinions about the price and size are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments 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 product: Panasonic HC-W850EB-K Full HD Camcorder with Twin Camera - Black (24MP, 50x Intelligent Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC) (New for 2014)

May, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the memory and image quality. The zoom and usability also get good views, 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-W850M-W Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder (Japan Import)

May, 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

Consumer review by: Simon (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W850

 

slo-mo is ace

battery life is quite short

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Lawrence (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W850

 

Great indoors and low light filming. Manual settings and lots of automatic settings to play with. Time-lapse, slow motion, night vision mode, can even do stop motion animation, plus a second camera for PiP filming, and lots more effects so you can be...

none so far, other than the potential cost of a second battery will be costly

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Jennifer (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W850

 

ease of use

can only record high definition once

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

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

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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