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Panasonic HC-V160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Panasonic HC-V160. 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. People really like the zoom and price. The image quality and size also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the battery.

usability, size, image quality, price, zoom


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic HC-V160


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V160 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the usability.


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V160EB-K Full HD Camcorder with Creative ControlPanasonic HC-V160EB-K Full HD Camcorder with Creative Control

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic HC-V160


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V160 from 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

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V160K Long Zoom CamcorderPanasonic HC-V160K Long Zoom Camcorder

Mar, 2019

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Panasonic HC-V160 Camcorder Review


Panasonic HC-V160 is a compact 8.9 MP camcorder that comes with 77X intelligent zoom and 32.3 mm wide lens. Read Panasonic HC-V160 Camcorder Review to know more.

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a great camcorder


a very nice camcorder,has an great wide angle,and a wonderful zoom and many other very good features,how ever the battery supplied with the camcorder is much too small in capacity and overall for the price it is hard to beat. I have reccomended it to...

Feb, 2016

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Decent camcorder for the price


Pretty no frills, but gets the job done. Nice picture quality. Very light and small. Easy to use. I purchased for my 11 yr old who is into making films, blogging, etc. Also use to record his games. If you are a pretty casual user and don't need bell...

Feb, 2016

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this is a great camera

Feb, 2016

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Great value for the money


I bought it for my wife, she is very happy with the camera. A great value for the money!

Jan, 2016

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Very easy to use, the zoom 77x work very well. It is small but the performance is nice.

Dec, 2015

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Great for the price


Camera is used for a TV class. It holds up real well. Very easy to use. Lack of touch screen is a plus.

Oct, 2015

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Good price for child use.


This is fine for low quality backup or consumer use. Also fine for a child wanting a camcorder for the price. Not recommended for professional backup footage use.

Jun, 2015

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Does The Trick.


These cameras were immediately placed in service within our church. We use the cameras to provide a video feed to the flat screen monitors in the church and source for transmission across the Internet. Picture quality and use of the camera are great....

Jun, 2015

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The kind of camcorder I've wanted all my life!


How far have camcorders evolved...gosh darn! I bought this little beauty from JB HiFi Cannington. It was on promotion for $199 - turns out it's the best $199 I spent on anything that was brand new. Firstly, it's HD. it's interlaced HD (1080i) but with...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Capacity:970
Battery performance:970
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:4
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, NOR, POL, SWE, TUR
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.2
Effective megapixels (movie):2.2
Optical sensor size:1 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS BSI
Total megapixels:2.5 / 2.51

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.27 - 64.8
Digital Zoom:100 / 2500
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.27 - 64.8
Focal length range (f-f):0.0925 - 3.52
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.2
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):64.8
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.27
Optical Zoom:38

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, USB
Lens hood: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connectivity:Y


Camera shutter speed:0.04 - 0.000125
Camera shutter type:Electronic
Shutter speed (video):1/25 - 1/8000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3968 x 2232
Still image resolution(s):3968 x 2232, 1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

USB charging: Yes


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:17
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression format:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4 / AVCHD,MP4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080 / 640 x 360,960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36 / 4.49
Height:2.36 / 4.49

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Indoor, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Sunny