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Panasonic HDC-HS200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS200. 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. People are impressed by the durability and size. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the memory and zoom, while some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

usability, image quality, portability, size, durability

price, battery, reliability

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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Expert review by: Gareth Mason (techradar.com)

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 (goodgearguide.com.au)

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

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

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: (channel5.com)

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 (cnet.com.au)

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: wildbluesea (cnet.com.au)

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: 3ccd Camcorder (cnet.com.au)

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: Mark (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS200

 

Very simple to use, both in picture and video mode. Great Features for example taking a snap shot from a video, fold back screen so you can face the camera and Shoot / Film, On screen menus are quick and easy to use, all round a very nice package and...

Panasonic may wish to consider including a small case with these high end models in future as was difficult to find a belt mounted case to use when walking around.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Vaughan (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS200

 

This is a top quality camcorder, providing excellent high definition video and stills. It's light weight means that prolonged filming is not too onorous on the arm. It has a relatively simple touch screen control but if you are like me and find new...

Panasonic supply various cables with the kit but for straight forward HD viewing on TV they failed to supply the most important mini HDMI cable which is bought separately. You can purchase a really good one for under a tenner but it would have been...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS200

 

Easy to use, good picture, ai which means you can just point and shoot with no thinking saying that I am sure that there is plenty of manual features for those who know what they are doing and what control

Battery life around two hours of use

Feb, 2010