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Panasonic HDC-HS20

Panasonic HDC-HS20
alaScore 84

35 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and battery. The image quality and value for money also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the resolution.

usability, value for money, image quality, battery, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 35 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS20

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 17 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, battery

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HDC-HS20 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with 80GB Hard Disc Drive - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic HDC-HS20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HDC-HS20 HD Camcorder (Black)

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Panasonic HDC-HS20

 

With just about every compact camera boasting HD video recording, the pressure is on for camcorder manufacturers. Sure a regular digicam would not come close in giving the quality, functionality and ease of use of its digital camcorder counterpart, but...

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Panasonic HDC-HS20-K HD camcorder

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS20-K is a Full HD video camera with 80GB of inbuilt memory. It shares many similarities with the Panasonic HDC-SD20-K.

Attractive and sturdy design, beginner-friendly modes and features, optical image stabiliser

Components could be of higher quality, outclassed by some of its rivals

The Panasonic HDC-HS20-K is a reasonable high-definition camcorder with some very user-friendly features. If you're new to video and want the Full HD treatment, this model mostly delivers.

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Panasonic HDC-HS20

 

How will Panasonic's latest entry into its growing camcorder range fare? James finds out.

Apart from the top buttons to enable Intelligent Auto and PRE-REC modes, everything else is configured through the touchscreen. This includes the AFAE mode introduced with the HS300. So you can touch a point in the screen and the camcorder will...

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Panasonic HDC-HS20

 

A camcorder which comes with a built in 80 GB hard drive, Xenon flash and can record 10 hours of video in full HD

Full HD ; 80 GB storage ; Xenon flash

Weak LED light

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Great Camera

 

It does not have an optical viewer so if you are shooting outdoors in the sunshine, be sure to have something to shade the LCD.

The video pictures from this camera are nothing short of outstanding. And easy to shoot. The touch screen is very easy to navigate and once you have set the camera up the way you want, it is just point and shoot. The Camera delivers a perfect picture...

It does use a lot of power. The standard battery gives only about 1 hour of HD maximum resolution

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Panasonic HDC-HS20

 

Reviewer left no comment

No viewfinder

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Panasonic HDC-HS20GN-K Digital Movie Camcorder

 

This is a great camcorder and certainly one that I would recommend. It gives you the option of recording your footage onto an internal hard drive or onto an SD card, which is a very handy feature if you get stuck for storage on one of these options....

Product Specifications

Panasonic HD camcorders allow you to get the kind of high-definition image quality that suits today's age of large-screen TVs. The touch screen lets you operate a variety of functions intuitively. In addition, the iA functions make it easy to capture beautiful images in virtually any situation. A high-performance Leica lens makes it possible to pack an optical 16x powerful zoom into a compact body. You can zoom close to catch dynamic shots of distant objects.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5in
Height:2.7in
Weight:12.7oz
Width:2.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Low light / Portrait mode / Scenery / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HDC-HS20/HDC-HS20K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.3
Max Focal Length:47.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.95mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.17Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.17Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.47Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Advanced O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / H.264
Digital Zoom:1000
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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