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Panasonic HDC-HS80

Panasonic HDC-HS80
alaScore 85

35 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS80. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS80 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the battery and portability are overall positive. The zoom and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, zoom, portability, battery

78% of the reviews on 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)

Nov, 2015


Expert review by: (

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.

Expert review by: Gavin Owen (

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...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (

Panasonic HDC HS80


It is a very compact camera, easy to put even in a handbag. Image quality is very good. I managed to drop it soon after going on holiday, but thankfully seems robust enough to take the knock. All in all, I'm very pleased with it after three weeks of...

I have a relatively big hand and its small size can be awkward. The strap has limited adjustment. Wind noise can be an issue, but probably no more than any other camera

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Gunter (

Panasonic HDC HS80


Just an overall brilliant product


Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Mohamad (

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...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Kylie (

Panasonic HDC HS80


Love it all very good

just as with all cameras more batery life would be useful

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Paul (

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

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: john (

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 camcorder...

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

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
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
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


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


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