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Panasonic HC-V500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 254 reviews of Panasonic HC-V500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability and finish.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V500 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good opinions, but there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic V500 Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Silver (1MOS Sensor, 50x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, 2D/3D Conversion with FacPanasonic V500 Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Silver (1MOS Sensor, 50x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, 2D/3D Conversion with Fac

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

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

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:movie, single image
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CZE, DEU, ESP, FRE, POL, TUR / ARA, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SLV, TUR
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Grey, Red / Red / Silver
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230400

Flash

Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.3 / 3000000
Effective megapixels (movie):1.3 / 1300000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:100 / 2500
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.4 - 1345
Focal length range (f-f):2.35 - 89.3
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.2
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:38

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Other features

AV output:1
Lens system:Panasonic
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.7
Wireless Connection: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 4.0
Cables included:AC, AV, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (video):1/25 - 1/8000 / 1/50 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG
Maximum image resolution:2304 x 1296
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1856 x 1392,1920 x 1080,2064 x 1376 / 640 x 480,1856 x 1392,1920 x 1080,2064 x 1376,2304 x 1296

Storage

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
Memory slots:1

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p / 1080i, 1080p, 540p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.9 / 6.5
Height :5.25 / 6.5
Weight:227
Width:11.9 / 5.25

White balance

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