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Panasonic HC-V100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Panasonic HC-V100. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the battery, and the finish and viewfinder get less positive reviews.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

durability, viewfinder, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the zoom and size. The portability and price also get good reviews. Many are critical about the durability.

usability, price, portability, size, zoom


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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic V100 Full HD 1920 x 1080 Camcorder - Black (42x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Power OIS, Face Recognition) 2.7 inch LCDPanasonic V100 Full HD 1920 x 1080 Camcorder - Black (42x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Power OIS, Face Recognition) 2.7 inch LCD

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Movie
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver, White / White


Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD / TFT LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000 / 230400


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.3 / 1.30
Effective megapixels (movie):1.3 / 1.30
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000 / 90
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.5 - 1205.7
Focal length range (f-f):2.38 - 81
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):120.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.25
Optical Zoom:34

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Underwater

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4
AV output:1
Compatible operating systems:HD Writer LE 1.1
Dimensions (WxDxH):51.5 x 112.5 x 59.5
I/O ports:1 x MiniHDMI
Interface:USB 2.0, HDMI
Internal Memory:16
Lens system:Panasonic
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.4
USB 2.0 connectors:1
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer 1.1 LE
Cables included:AC, AV, USB / AV, USB
Quick start guide: 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


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/60-1/8000
Shutter speed (video):1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 540p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4 / AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2 / 5.95
Height :5.15 / 5.95
Weight:181 / 183
Width:11.2 / 5.15

White balance

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