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Panasonic AG-HMC150

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the image quality and design are overall positive. The portability and battery are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive opinions about the features and resolution.

value for money, battery, portability, design, image quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic AG-HMC150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic AG-HMC150

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Panasonic AG-HMC150 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

battery, portability, design, usability, image quality

viewfinder, features

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Pro AG-HMC150 3CCD AVCHD 24fps CamcorderPanasonic 7.2 V 5800 Mah BatteryPanasonic Pro AG-HMC150 3CCD AVCHD 24fps Camcorder

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First Look: Panasonic AG HMC150 AVCCAM camcorder

 

Back in 2005, my aunt asked me to videotape her wedding. Now I am not a professional videographer, but rather, over the years I've enjoyed shooting video with all types of cameras, be it via my digital camera, my Flip video camera, to a variety of...

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Camcorder Review Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCCAM Camcorder

 

The Panasonic AG-HMC150 is a sign that the AVCHD format has matured from a cumbersome consumer format to a nimble HD choice for event videographers and burgeoning pros

Lightweight Long record times Professional audio Mixed frame rates 28mm wide-angle lens High-quality recording bitrate

Editing AVCHD requires dual-core processor

The Panasonic AG-HMC150 is a remarkable camcorder that will make shooting professional HD video a reality for many of us.

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WOW! Best Bang for your $$$

 

The bottom line is the DVX100 was the most popular and easiest to use pro-sumer camera for the past five years. I love this camera and I think they did a fantastic job putting this together with work flow, beautiful image quality, attachment abilities,...

Lens, weight, Cheap SD cards, great picture, easy to use, phantom power and loads of attachment capabilities, loads of settings, IMPROVED LOW LIGHTING, great work flow, hardly any moving parts, and nice feel

Disappointed that the 60fps doesn't convert to 24fps in camera like HVX200 and others?You have to adjust on FCP but looks just as good when converted ; No converting software without paying ; Cant download pre set settings like other Panasonic's

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WOW! Best Bang for your $$$

 

The bottom line is the DVX100 was the most popular and easiest to use pro-sumer camera for the past five years. I love this camera and I think they did a fantastic job putting this together with work flow, beautiful image quality, attachment abilities,...

Lens, weight, Cheap SD cards, great picture, easy to use, phantom power and loads of attachment capabilities, loads of settings, IMPROVED LOW LIGHTING, great work flow, hardly any moving parts, and nice feel

Disappointed that the 60fps doesn't convert to 24fps in camera like HVX200 and others?You have to adjust on FCP but looks just as good when converted ; No converting software without paying ; Cant download pre set settings like other Panasonic's

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Big Disappointment! Waste of $$.

 

I have learned 2 very important lesson from this camera. 1. Always try out a product like this one before you buy it. 2. I have been disappointing by every Panasonic product I have purchased.

Light. Low cost, nice features. Easy to use

Audio and video are UNACCEPTABLE. Grainy image even at highest resolution. Hissing sound in both audio tracks (hiss is recorded along with everything else) and is very noticeable when played back

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dont see anything which i dont like

 

better than HDV video For HDV price

no more tape,no more moving parts,no more hdv. AVCHD is 100% more Efficient than HDV ; it is real beauty,very light , front lens hood is so big that evryone get impressed ; lens is pure wide angle in its class,low light capbility is good f

small battery,auto setting dont produce desireable result,2 remote jack not one

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awesome

 

It is wonderful. I wish i could afford 2 more. Just wish it was a little larger so it could rest on shoulder 4 steady shot without tripod.

Comfortable to Operate","Great Features","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound","Simple Controls","Versatile

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This is a great camera

 

This is a great camera if you are just looking around to buy a high quality camera I would recommend this one. I use it for work and it is just absolutely awesome. I would recommend this camera to anyone who is in the film industry as I am.

Great Design, Good Value, Quality Construction

Difficult to Use

Product Specifications

The AG-HMC150 handheld is Panasonic's exciting introduction to the AVCCAM series. Representing a major step forward in affordable HD video capture, the HMC150 utilizes highly efficient AVCHD recording, the industry's long GOP standard based on MPEG-4, to provide stunning image quality and longer record time. The handheld incorporates three 1/3-inch progressive CCD imagers to produce stunning 1920 x 1080 resolution picture quality far exceeding older long GOP formats like HDV. It's equipped with a high-performance wide-angle Leica Dicomar 13x zoom lens and 24- and 30-frame progressive capture in a full range of HD formats, making it well suited for all types of projects. With an exciting range of professional video and audio features and a compact, well-balanced design, the HMC150 is a "must have" for video professionals and enthusiasts looking for the best in affordable HD. Forget minutes! With AVCHD technology and high-capacity SD memory cards, the HMC150 provides hours of beautiful high definition recordings at professional bitrates up to 21Mbps. And it's as easy to use as a digital still camera, with simple playback on many consumer devices and players, from computers and video game consoles to Blu-ray players and flat panel displays with SD card slots.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Panasonic VW-VBG260

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.6in
Height:6.5in
Weight:3.7lbs
Width:6.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8GB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:AG-HMC150/HMC150
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic AG/Panasonic AVCCAM

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.0
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:3.9mm
Optical Zoom:13
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Pro Camcorder Features

Professional:Professional

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:10
Media Type:Flash card
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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