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Panasonic HDC-HS80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and portability. The value for money and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the resolution, and many are critical 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-HS80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS80

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS80 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, battery, image quality, size, zoom

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HS80 Full HD Camcorder - Black (120GB HDD, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic HDC-HS80K HD HDD Camcorder (Black)

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Panasonic HDC-HS80

 

There's a lot to like about this little series of camcorders. But while the 16GB Panasonic HDC-TM80 and its similar kin, the no-internal-memory SD80 and 120GB hard-disked HS80, do provide a surprisingly full set of manual controls for the money, as...

The Panasonic HDC-TM80, SD80, and HS80 camcorders provide manual controls in a functional, if somewhat boring, design

The sub-HD resolution sensor produces merely satisfactory video

A functional trio of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80, and HS80 are notable for their manual exposure controls (unusual for their price class) and well-designed touch-screen interface, but otherwise you can find better options. Of the three,...

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Panasonic HDC-HS80

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS80K is a solid option for a hard drive camcorder that shoots in full HD 1080/60i, especially with its many features and the 120GB hard disk drive. While a few of the similar camcorders may have even more features and a larger hard...

The HD video looks great, and the 120GB hard drive stores up to 50 hours of video

It doesn’t shoot in 1080/60p like similar hard drive camcorders

This is an affordable hard drive camcorder option that shoots great-looking HD video.

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Panasonic HDC-HS80

 

The HS80 lacks the sleekness of its competitors and the video quality, while satisfactory, fails to break any new ground.

Comfortable to hold ; Warm, realistic colours ; Effective image stabilisation

Poor low-light performance ; Frustrating interface and menus

The design of the HDC-HS80 camera is unappealing, as it lacks the modern sleekness of its competitors, and the video quality, while satisfactory, doesn't live up to other cameras within its range. The external LED light and image stabiliser are saving...

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Panasonic HDC-HS80

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS80 measures just 60mm x 64mm x 109mm (W/H/D) and weighs a minute 265g. The camera records full 1080p video at an impressive 50 frames per second. Featuring a 120GB hard drive, the HDC-HS80 allows you to record up to 20 hours of...

The Panasonic HDC-HS80 is a great camera to use – the button placement is intuitive and natural. The touchscreen is responsive and bright and due to its diminutive size – the HDC-HS80 is a joy to hold for long periods of time

There’s not really much we can complain about on the HDC-HS80. Sure there are other cameras, offering better features – but none as good at this price point. If we were to pick out one negative – it would be that 3 megapixels is not really enough to be...

If you are looking to upgrade your old camcorder, you won’t find much better at this price range. The HDC-HS80 is small and has more features than you can shake a stick at. The lack of advanced manual controls may put some off, but for 90% of home...

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"Great HD Camcorder!"

 

I've just started getting my head around the camcorder. The quality of the images is excellent and I love being able to capture photos at the same time as filming. I have set the camcorder so that all my pics are stored on an SD card, whereas the...

Quality of the images is excellent

Difficult to control the shake at maximum zoom

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This review is incorrect on camera at least HDC-HS80

 

I ordered one just hasn't gotten here yet. Definitely need a comment section on the articles ; The specs in this article don't even match for basic stuff like optical zoom, or what their version of digital zoom is, if it is effective or not etc. Check...

Reviewer didn't do a very good job I have to believe they never had any of these cameras in their possession, which in my opinion makes it impossible to review an item. makes me skeptical about trusting CNET to review anything I may be interested in. will

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"This review is incorrect on camera at least HDC-HS80"

 

I ordered one just hasn't gotten here yet. Definitely need a comment section on the articles.

Reviewer didn't do a very good job I have to believe they never had any of these cameras in their possession, which in my opinion makes it impossible to review an item. makes me skeptical about trusting CNET to review anything I may be interested in. will

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Great Product!

 

I bought this camcorder for casual family events and it has proven to be a great camera. The 120GB hard drive is a great option for the price. Excellent zoom and focus. But just like most cameras in that price range, low light conditions seem to make...

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Superb HD Camcorder

 

Superb memory & visual definition of animals in the wild. Found overall handling & control of camera on the move superb. After long deliberation on cost & what i required ticked all the boxes & would recommend this camcorder to all my friends & familyl

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Panasonic HDC HS80

 

very good zoom 42 x and the internal 120 gig hard drives means many hours of film storage and pictures !!! with the £50 panasonic cash back offer its a real bargin !!! i have an older panasonic camcorder 4 years old now, and must say this new...

none a real bargin with the £50 cash back as well

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5.8''

Connectivity

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

General Features

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

Lens

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

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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