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Panasonic HDC-HS60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and usability. The portability and value for money also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the battery, while there are some critical opinions about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 74 reviews)

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Panasonic HDC-HS60K

 

Is it just me, or are four nearly identical versions of the same product a wee bit much? Panasonic seems to be taking a carpet bomb approach to the entry-level HD camcorder market, with those four models in the slim range between $500 and $700. The...

Manual shutter-speed and iris controls; comfortable size; smarter-than-average autofocus; lens focuses relatively closely; decent battery life

Soft video; cramped, low-resolution touch screen

Panasonic's quartet of entry-level HD camcorders--the HDC-HS60, TM60, TM55, and SD60--delivers a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for their class. As long as you don't pay list price, the SD60 is a great...

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Panasonic HDC-HS60 Camcorder Review

 

The HDC-HS60 is part of Panasonic's new crop of mid-range camcorders for 2010. It boasts a 1/4.1-inch CMOS sensor, 25x optical zoom lens, and 120GB internal hard drive. The camcorder impressed us with its strong performance, but we expect a lot of good...

Panasonic definitely impressed us with the improvements it made with the HDC-HS60 (MSRP $699.95). The camcorder was a much stronger performer than Panasonic's crop of mid-range models from last year, and it often matched or exceeded the performance of...

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Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

Panasonic welcomed a new crop of mid-range HD camcorders this year, one of which is the HDC-HS60. The HS60 is a Full HD camcorder that records to a 120GB internal hard drive or to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The camcorder also has a 25x optical zoom,...

While the HDC-HS60 is not a top-of-the-line model, it still has an extensive amount of manual controls and very good video quality to boot. The camcorder is pretty compact, but it's definitely not too small-so it should appeal to people that are used...

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Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

A strong performer, but we expect stiff competition this year

Good color & noise results; Good motion & sharpness; Plenty of manual controls

Touchscreen can be annoying

Panasonic definitely impressed us with the improvements it made with the HDC-HS60 (MSRP $699.95). The camcorder was a much stronger performer than Panasonic’s crop of mid-range models from last year, and it often matched or exceeded the performance of...

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS60 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Panasonic HDC-HS60 Full HD camcorder

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is the first of a new generation of flash memory-based camcorders.

Great value for money, 120GB hard drive, excellent video quality, supports crazy-capacity SDXC cards

Lacking in bells and whistles, no external microphone jack

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

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Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

Compact Full HD camcorder offering over 50 hours of movie storage

Comact and light ; Great wide-angle lens 120GB HDD ; Cris, shar footage ; 25x otical zoom

Feeble video light ; No YouTube-style uload ; Touchscreen can be unresonsive ; No headhone ; mic socket ; Only 5MP stills

An enjoyable, practical and creative camcorder, and one that proves it is possible to make a mid-range product with wide-ranging appeal and sparkle.

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Stuff magazine

 

Panny's latest mid-range shooter packs a 120GB hard drive and Full HD recording. But does it live up to the specs?

Not the world’s most stylish camcorder, but one of the best mid-range performers we've seen

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

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Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is the first of a new generation of flash memory-based camcorders.

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

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Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is the first of a new generation of flash memory-based camcorders.

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

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Product Specifications

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night scene / Low light / Fireworks / Scenery / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Spotlight

Lens System

Max Focal Length:75.5mm

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes

Video Input

Face Detection: Yes
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