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Panasonic HC-V520

alaTest has collected and analysed 159 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The price and portability also get good ratings. There are some mixed reviews about the resolution. Many are critical about the memory and features.

usability, portability, price, image quality, battery

features, memory

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-V520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V520 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. Reviews about the image quality and price are generally positive. The portability and zoom also get good opinions. There are some less positive views about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, zoom, portability, price, image quality

viewfinder, memory

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic V520 Full HD Camcorder - Black (10MP, 1920 x 1080P, 80x Intelligent Zoom) 3.0 inch LCDPanasonic V520 Full HD Camcorder - Black (10MP, 1920 x 1080P, 80x Intelligent Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V520 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. Views about the image quality and zoom are generally positive. The price and portability also get good reviews, whereas the durability and reliability get negative views.

usability, portability, price, zoom, image quality

battery, reliability, durability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V520 HD Digital Camcorder with 80x Zoom and Wi-fi (Black)Panasonic HC-V520 HD Digital Camcorder with 80x Zoom and Wi-fi (Black)

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1940

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:19.1 / 7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460000 / 460800
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):10 / 2.25
Effective megapixels (movie):2.1 / 2.25
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:2.51

Lens System

Digital Zoom:150
Filter Size:3.5
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):28 - 1748
Focal length range (f-f):2.06 - 103
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.2
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):174 / 174.8
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.8
Optical Zoom:50

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 5.0
Cables included:AC, HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):0.5 - 0.0005
Shutter speed (video):0.04 - 0.000125

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4224 x 2376
Still image resolution(s):1728 x 1152,1920 x 1080,3408 x 2272,4224 x 2376 / 640 x 480,1728 x 1152,1920 x 1080,3408 x 2272,4224 x 2376

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6 / 16.6
Height :6.1
Weight:229
Width:5.3

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Manual, Sunny / Cloudy, Sunny