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Panasonic HDC-HS200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS200. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and zoom. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas the battery and reliability get critical opinions. Views are divided on the memory.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, size

price, reliability, battery

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

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Expert review by: Gareth Mason (

Panasonic HDC-HS200 review


Panasonic's HDC-HS200 is a powerful little package

Excellent pictures ; Generous features

Costly ; Could be more intuitive to operate

Despite its foibles, this is a brilliant camcorder that's well worth your money

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Panasonic HDC-HS200-K camcorder


Full HD Panasonic camcorder with 80GB hard drive and advanced 3MOS sensor

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....

May, 2009


Expert review by: James Morris (

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...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (

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...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: wildbluesea (

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

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: wildbluesea (

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

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: 3ccd Camcorder (

Panasonic HDC-HS200


Thanks for sharing this post. How about the sony camcorder with feature 3ccd Camcorder? What is the difference bewtween this two camcorders? I'm a bit curious on a 3ccd feature. Is there any idea on this? Thanks.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Pete (

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

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic HDC-HS200


Even if you are not the best with technology, you can use this camera straight away

More zoom would be helpful

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Mike (

Panasonic HDC-HS200


An absolutely stunning product, light in weight, easy to use, picture quality is excellent. Cant comment on the battery life as I have not used it for long periods as yet. I am more than really pleased with my purchase

The software that comes with the camera is excellent but runs very slowly on anything but the most powerful of computers. It's also a pity that the package is not supplied with an HDMI lead

Oct, 2009

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