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Panasonic HDC-HS60

We have collected and analyzed 16 expert reviews and 98 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 91/100. The average review date is Feb 3, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS60 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The zoom and image quality also get good feedback. There are mixed comments on the battery and price.

usability, image quality, zoom, size, portability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HS60 Full HD Camcorder With 120GB HDD, X35 Intelligent Zoom, X25 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + Face Recognition - BlackPanasonic HS60 Full HD Camcorder With 120GB HDD, X35 Intelligent Zoom, X25 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + Face Recognition - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS60 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and zoom. The portability and image quality also get good views. There are some mixed opinions about the usability. Many are critical about the price and reliability.

image quality, portability, zoom, design

reliability, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-TM60 Camcorder (Black)Panasonic HDC-TM60 Camcorder (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic HDC 60 review

 

Is it just me, or are four nearly identical versions of the same product a wee bit much? Panasonic seems to be taking a carpet bomb approach to the entry-level HD camcorder market, with those four models in the slim range between $500 and $700. The...

Manual shutter-speed and iris controls; comfortable size; smarter-than-average autofocus; lens focuses relatively closely; decent battery life.

Soft video; cramped, low-resolution touch screen.

Panasonic's quartet of entry-level HD camcorders--the HDC-HS60, TM60, TM55, and SD60--delivers a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for their class. As long as you don't pay list price, the SD60 is a great...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 Camcorder Review

 

The HDC-HS60 is part of Panasonic's new crop of mid-range camcorders for 2010. It boasts a 1/4.1-inch CMOS sensor, 25x optical zoom lens, and 120GB internal hard drive. The camcorder impressed us with its strong performance, but we expect a lot of good...

Panasonic definitely impressed us with the improvements it made with the HDC-HS60 (MSRP $699.95). The camcorder was a much stronger performer than Panasonic's crop of mid-range models from last year, and it often matched or exceeded the performance of...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (washingtonpost.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

Panasonic welcomed a new crop of mid-range HD camcorders this year, one of which is the HDC-HS60. The HS60 is a Full HD camcorder that records to a 120GB internal hard drive or to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The camcorder also has a 25x optical zoom,...

While the HDC-HS60 is not a top-of-the-line model, it still has an extensive amount of manual controls and very good video quality to boot. The camcorder is pretty compact, but it's definitely not too small-so it should appeal to people that are used...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

A strong performer, but we expect stiff competition this year

Good color & noise results; Good motion & sharpness; Plenty of manual controls

Touchscreen can be annoying

Panasonic definitely impressed us with the improvements it made with the HDC-HS60 (MSRP $699.95). The camcorder was a much stronger performer than Panasonic’s crop of mid-range models from last year, and it often matched or exceeded the performance of...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 Full HD camcorder

 

A Full HD Panasonic camcorder with a 120GB HDD and SDXC memory card support

Great value for money, 120GB hard drive, excellent video quality, supports crazy-capacity SDXC cards

Lacking in bells and whistles, no external microphone jack

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

Panny's latest mid-range shooter packs a 120GB hard drive and Full HD recording. But does it live up to the specs?

Not the world’s most stylish camcorder, but one of the best mid-range performers we’ve seen

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Rob Hull (techradar.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

Compact Full HD camcorder offering over 50 hours of movie storage

Compact and light ; Great wide-angle lens 120GB HDD ; Crisp, sharp footage ; 25x optical zoom

Feeble video light ; No YouTube-style upload ; Touchscreen can be unresponsive ; No headphone/mic socket ; Only 5MP stills

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is a brand new full HD camcorder which packs internal storage galore as well as many other nifty features.

Feb, 2010

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Chris Jager, (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is the first of a new generation of flash memory-based camcorders.

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Jager (techworld.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is the first of a new generation of flash memory-based camcorders.

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

Charging the unit can be a pain and it sometimes runs out of battery very fast.

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DC3.6V / 5.0V

Camera

Minimum illumination:1

Design

Color of product:Black

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night scene / Low light / Fireworks / Scenery / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Spotlight

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total megapixels:3.32

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.41 - 35.2
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.41 - 35.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.119 - 2.97
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Max Focal Length:75.5mm
Optical Zoom:25

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Interface:AV multi
Lens focal range:F1.8(WIDE)/3.3(TELE)
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.7

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 2.0

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:120

Video

Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Face Detection: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.41
Height:2.58
Weight:11.5
Width:2.15

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes