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Panasonic HC-X800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Panasonic HC-X800. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the memory and size, and views are divided on the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

size, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-X800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic HC-X800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the battery and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, battery

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic X800 Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (3MOS Sensor, 23x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Leica Dicomar Lens, and Ma

May, 2016

Expert review by: James Morris (

Panasonic HC-X800


The Panasonic HC-X800 shoots great video, but it loses a lot of the features that made the X900 so brilliant.

Excellent image quality ; Great optical image stabilisation ; Lots of manual settings

Manual controls only available from menus ; Loses enthusiast features of X900

The standard optical zoom is 12x, but there's an Intelligent Zoom option that boosts this to 23x, using some of the spare sensor pixels so resolution isn't reduced. Image stabilisation comes in the form of Panasonic's excellent Hybrid OIS . This...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (

Panasonic HC-X800 review


A great-value alternative to the HC-X900 if you don't need a viewfinder or mic input

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Joel (

Panasonic HC-X800


Video Quality is top notch.The sound is also very clear and the microphone picks up everything.It had a pretty good wide angle with 3MOS sensor

Battery life is poor.Will hardly last few hours.Should include an external mic input

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Stuart (

Panasonic HC-X800


easy to use

large heavy battery

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Max (

Panasonic HC-X800


picture quality and not to complicated to use

comes with no memory card and these are quite expensive ; battery life on full hd not that long but there is an alternative battery that gives a longer life

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: ben (

Panasonic HC-X800


easy to use, fantastic picture qualiity

when recording in 1080p you must use a big memory card, eg/ 32gb

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: B (

Panasonic HC-X800


Easy to use even for the inexperienced. Picture quality excellent

Too pricey

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: William (

Panasonic HC-X800


Video picture quality looks good, photo detail excellent ; Easy to use with full auto ; Video file format works well with third party software

Non so far

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: William (

Panasonic HC-X800




May, 2012

Consumer review by: Sachin (

Panasonic HC-X800


All good

Nathing on it

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:3X 1/4.1''
Smartphone Remote Control: No


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD 3D / Progressive
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3