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Panasonic HX-DC1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Panasonic HX-DC1. 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. Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the battery and price, and some have doubts about the memory and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

durability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-DC1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 80 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HX-DC1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Panasonic HX-DC1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and battery are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the durability.

usability, portability, image quality, battery, price

durability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-DC1 HD Camcorder - Black (14MP Stills, 1920x1080, 5x Optical Zoom, iFrame) 3-inch LCDPanasonic HX-DC1 HD Camcorder - Red (14MP Stills, 1920x1080, 5x Optical Zoom, iFrame) 3-inch LCDPanasonic HX-DC1EB-W Olympic HD Upright Camcorder

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HX-DC1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic HX-DC1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the battery and usability are generally positive. The image quality and design are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the price.

design, image quality, usability, battery

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-DC1P Stylish Dual HD Pocket Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD Screen (Pink)Panasonic HX-DC1W Stylish Dual HD Pocket Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD Screen (White)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: adam (argos.co.uk)

not what i thought

 

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Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Roy (argos.co.uk)

Good value for money, easy to use

 

This is a good little camcorder to use for the sorts of things I want to use it for: I need to capture group meetings, events and daytrips, and generally to generate a bit of content for YouTube and Facebook.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Greenthumb (argos.co.uk)

Handy little camcorder

 

This camcorder is so easy to use and so small it fits into my pocket or handbag. The picture quality is excellent and I am overall very pleased with my purchase.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: mqmark (argos.co.uk)

On the money ...

 

Okay Spielberg and the Tech-Nerd next door may have a much better one with lots of technical buttons on it but I bet they paid an awful lot more.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: RICHARD (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HXDC1

 

Slim, fits easily into your pocket. Great still images - no need to take a camera out anymore for quick snaps. Build quality and the fact you get stereo recordings. The sound on playback is very good and also HD playback of videos

It's nice to have the extra digital zoom but it does pixalate so not really worth using without a tripod. (But...The optical is excellent with loss of image quality)

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Naomi (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HXDC1

 

Its light, compact and very easy to use. Some great features and an all round great camcorder

This camcorder does not come with a case and due to the shape of the camcorder it can be difficult to find a case that fits it perfectly

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Bernard (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HXDC1

 

Very easy to use, light with straightforward controls. The image stabiliser is very useful

The only down side is the battery life, but a spare battery helps solve this problem

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HXDC1

 

very compact and excellent quality video and pictures

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Louise (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HXDC1

 

Easy to use. Can be used by left handers (I found a lot of the cheaper end camcorders hard to properly use because the only set up is for right handed people)

Perhaps not quite as good in quality terms as some of the others - but it is inexpensive

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Aubrey (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HXDC1

 

small enough to carry in your pocket, for that unexpected shot

very plasticky,but for the price not bad

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.33'' / 2x 1/2.3''

Connectivity

Digital Input:No / Yes
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:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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