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Panasonic AG-HVX200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of Panasonic AG-HVX200. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and image quality. The size and design also get good feedback, whereas the connectivity and portability get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic AG-HVX200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic AG-HVX200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic AG-HVX200 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the color and reliability. The size and viewfinder also get good feedback, but the price and usability get negative comments.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 HD CamcorderPanasonic AG-HVX200 P2 HD Camcorder

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic AG-HVX200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Panasonic AG-HVX200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the reliability and image quality. The size and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the durability and connectivity. Opinions are divided on the portability.

usability, design, size, image quality, reliability

price, connectivity, durability

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AG-HVX200 P2 HD CamcorderAG-HVX200 P2 HD Camcorder

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Ben Wolf (

Image quality


Panasonic AG-HVX200

Superb HD video; a raft of frame-rate choices; supports solid-state P2 media as well as tape; terrific, relatively wide-angle lens.

Steep learning curve; noninterchangeable lens; low-res viewfinder and LCD; heavy for handheld shooting.

With its AG-HVX200, Panasonic raises the bar again, bringing us professional HD versatility and quality at a lower price than ever.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Ken Stone (

HVX 200 - Bare Bones Firewire Import to FCP (5.1.2)


into FCP 5.1.2 via Firewire.

Special thanks. When I learned that Rick Young of MacVideo magazine, was flying from England to MacWorld and then on to Los Angeles, I asked him if he could procure an HVX 200 for us to shoot with while he was here in L.A. So thanks Rick for dragging...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Dan Brockett (

How To Shoot a Network TV Pilot With the Panasonic HVX-200


Whew! The pilot is wrapped and shipped. It looks and sounds great. We created a "real" network level pilot using the brand new, relatively inexpensive technology comprised of the Panasonic HVX-200 camcorder and P2 card system. It is my hope that by...

Dan Brockett is an independent television producer based in Los Angeles, Ca. Dan's most recent projects include documentaries for the DVD releases of The Wizard of Oz, The John Ford/John Wayne Collector's Edition Box Set, both for Warner Bros., The...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Andrew Burke (

High Definition Camcorder Review: Panasonic AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD Camcorder


Panasonic has bypassed making an HDV camcorder and has gone straight for the jugular by introducing its full bandwidth High Definition camcorder, the AG-HVX200. This versatile prosumer High Definition camcorder packs an array of features into a...

1080i and 720p switchable True variable framerates from 12 to 60 Customizable scene files

Cost of P2 media Balance in hand

Looking ahead, P2 solid state recording seems to be a smart choice for video professionals. We hope the computer industry continues to embrace the PC card slot on new machines, as P2 cards increase in capacity. Our time spent with the HVX200 was...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Daniel and Donald Berube (

Bring HVX200 P2 Clips into FCP via the FireStore FS-100


We've been using the Focus Enhancements FireStore FS-100, which has an internal 100 GB hard disk, with the Panasonic AG-HVX200 to capture DVCPRO HD and DVCPRO 50 video clips (as well as standard DV/DVCPRO 25) in the Panasonic P2 media format.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Barry Green (

Cut Down on HD Editing Time with P2 Media from the HVX200


If you know a take is good enough to use, and you're using P2, you canput a marker on the icon that represents the clip with theShot Mark function. It's like making a notation of a"circled take" on a 35mm film shoot. This mark shows up in the...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Steve Gibby (

Panasonic AG-HVX200


The era of having to buy or rent separate cameras for each type ofproduction seems to be coming to an end. The Panasonic AG-HVX200 actsas the poster child for media convergence by placing the affordableENG-style and cine-style production paradigm into...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Bill Southworth (

Panasonic AG-HVX-200 P2 Camcorder Review


I should begin by pointing out that I'm fairly new to video. My idea of a camera has always been a Leica M6 hanging over my shoulder, and extra rolls of film in my pocket. Now, as a burgeoning documentary maker, I find myself loaded down with bags of...

The HD Revolution has reached critical mass. The demand for high-definition video is growing dramatically and the ability to provide HD can provide a significant competitive edge to the independent producer. Of the under $10K high-definition cameras...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Jeremy Hanke (

Panasonic HVX200


It's virtually impossible to be a no-budget filmmaker and to have not heard of the new Panasonic HVX200. With as popular as it's little brother was for us in the true Indie film movement, if the HVX200 can do even half of the things it claims to be...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Heath McKnight (

Call Box Training DVD: Panasonic P2 Workflow With Final Cut Pro and the HVX200


Do you own a Panasonic P2 camera, including the HVX200, HPX500, HPX2000, or 3000? Do you use Final Cut Pro (FCP)? Then this Call Box training DVD is for you. Host Noah Kadner, a certified FCP trainer, takes you through working with P2 cameras, along...

Product Specifications

The AGHVX200A offers all the invaluable features of the popular AG-HVX200 and adds a higher-resolution 3-CCD imager and improved image performance. The HVX200A is equipped with a 1/3" 16:9 progressive 3-CCD imager (effective resolution of 1.1 million active pixels with a spatial offset) that delivers outstanding image quality. It offers lower smear and a higher S/N ratio that results in lower noise and better low light performance than the prior model. The HVX200A's image quality is also enhanced by a new high-performance digital signal processor (DSP) featuring 14-bit A/D conversion and 19-bit inner processing. Equivalent to the processors used in many higher-end HD cameras, this new DSP ensures precise, beautiful recordings in all video formats. Because the HVX200A scans at native 1080P for the initial picture processing, users get the highest level of vertical resolution, whether shooting in HD or SD.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


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:P2 Card
Storage Capacity:16GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic AG

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.8
Max Focal Length:55mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:13
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.1Mpix
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


Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:DVCPRO / DVCPRO HD
Media Type:DV / DVCPRO / DVCPRO HD / Mini DV/Flash card / Mini DV (HDV)


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD