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Panasonic HDC-HS200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the features and memory. The color and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and portability.

usability, image quality, color, memory, features

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS200 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

usability, portability

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HDC-HS200 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder with 80GB Hard Disc Drive & 3MOS Sensor - Black

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Panasonic HDC-HS200: beste Bildqualität, magere Ausstattung


Ein 1080p-Camcorder mit drei Bildsensoren, der auch noch 10,6-Megapixel-Fotos schießt und einen zehnfachen optischen Zoom mitbringt, klingt verlockend. Außerdem bietet der HDC-HS200 von Panasonic 80 GByte integrierten Speicher und einen SD-Kartenleser....

fantastische Bildqualität, sowohl bei Fotos als auch bei Videos, viel Speicherkapazität, intuitives Touchscreen-Interface

keine SD-Videofunktion, schwer, etliche High-End-Features fehlen

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Panasonic HDC-HS200 review


Panasonic's HDC-HS200 is a powerful little package

Excellent pictures ; Generous features

Costly ; Could be more intuitive to operate


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Panasonic HDC-HS200-K camcorder


Panasonic's HDC-HS200-K is the new top dog in the company's crowded camcorder kennel.

Superb 1080p image quality, 10.6-megapixel stills mode, huge array of modes and features

No external audio, too expensive, manual modes are let down by user interface

When judged on video quality alone, the Panasonic HDC-HS200-K is an excellent camcorder that can match almost anything on the market. Unfortunately, its high price tag coupled with certain hardware omissions has slightly diminished its appeal....


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Panasonic HDC-HS200


The Panasonic HDC-HS200 high definition camcorder can capture great-looking footage, and it's good value too.

So the Panasonic HDC-HS200 is capable of impressive image quality, and if you want the best picture, but probably won't use the manual features of the HDC-HS300 and TM300, it's a great-value compromise. If £700 is still pricey, Panasonic also makes a...

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Panasonic HDC-HS200 review


For the price, you'd be hard pressed to beat the Panasonic HDC-HS200 in terms of picture quality, and it also features one of the better touchscreen menu systems out there. But a number of conspicuously absent manual features means it sits awkwardly...

Great image quality, both in terms of video and photos ; Loads of storage ; Good touchscreen interface

No standard-definition mode ; Heavy ; Missing several crucial features for advanced users

Conclusion Excellent picture quality aside, it's hard to see quite who the Panasonic HDC-HS200 will appeal to. Those tempted by the high-end performance might well be put off by the missing high-end features, while casual users will undoubtedly be put...

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Panasonic HDC-HS200


The Panasonic HDC-HS200 is a Full-HD (1080p) camcorder with 80GB hard drive and SD card storage. Triple 3MP CMOS sensors allow for 10MP (interpolated) still photos, while a 12x zoom Leica lens, 2.7-inch touchscreen LCD with 1.6 lux low light recording...

Do you stroke your goateed chin while watching Austrian documentaries? Do you listen to opera with the lights off? Then this camcorder is for you – it’s all about the better things in life. Even the fact that it’s heavier and more expensive than its...

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Panasonic HDC-HS200


Well, I sat and waited to see if Panasonic Australia would realise their mistake and bring out the HS300. Nope! Luckily for me the Panasonic TM300 has now been introduced. Same specs as the HS300, but no hard drive. It uses 32GB onboard memory and...

better than most

not the real deal - should be the HS300

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Panasonic HDC-HS200


The HS200 is a dumbed down version of the HS300, which is sold everywhere except Australia! Why. You can by the HS300 overseas for the same price, but have to risk the overseas warranty issues. Up until March09 Panasonic Australia had the HS300...

better than most

not the real deal - should be the HS300

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Panasonic HDC-HS200


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Panasonic HDC-HS200


Excellent product, easy to use. Sound recording is outstanding. Files recorded and dropped on PS3 have given outstanding quality on 40" TV and Sony Surround sound

No bad points found so far

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/4.1''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/25
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000


HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3