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Panasonic HC-W850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Panasonic HC-W850. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the memory, while there are some critical comments about the color and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

battery, durability, viewfinder, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-W850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-W850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic HC-W850 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

durability, viewfinder, memory

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W850EB-K Full HD Camcorder with Twin Camera - Black (24MP, 50x Intelligent Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC) (New for 2014)Panasonic HC-W850EB-K Full HD Camcorder with Twin Camera - Black (24MP, 50x Intelligent Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC) (New for 2014)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-W850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Panasonic HC-W850 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the memory and image quality are on the whole positive. The zoom and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the color and battery.

portability, usability, zoom, image quality, memory

battery, color

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W850K Digital HD Camcorder (Black)Panasonic HC-W850K Digital HD Camcorder (Black)

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1940
Battery voltage:3.6
Charging source:DC, USB

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Direct printing: No
Geotagging: No
GPS (satellite): No
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR
Progressive Scan: Yes
Remotely operated: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460800

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes
Shoe mounting point: Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Cold

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.21
Effective megapixels (movie):6.03
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:BSI / MOS
Total MegaPixels:12.76

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1500 / 60
Filter Size:4.9
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.5 - 612
Focal length range (f-f):4.08 - 81.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:1.8 / 3.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8 / 3.6
Optical Zoom:20

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

AV output: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.7
Video compression formats:H.264, MPEG4

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 5.1
Cables included:DC, HDMI, USB / HDMI, USB
Lens hood: No
Quick start guide: No
Stylus pen: No
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Projector

Built-in projector: No

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.000125 - 0.04
Shutter speed (photo):0.0005 - 0.5 / 1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (video):0.000125 - 0.04 / 1/50 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG
Maximum image resolution:6528 x 3672
Still image resolution(s):6528x3672, 4736x2664, 1920x1080, 5472x3648, 3984x2656, 1728x1152, 4896x3672, 3624x2448, 640x480 / [16:9] 24MP (6528 x 3672), 12.6MP (4736 x 2664), 2.1MP (1920 x 1080)\n\n[3:2] 20MP (5472 x3648), 10.6MP (3984 x 2656, 2.0MP (1728 x 1152)\n\n[4:3] 18MP (4896 x 3672), 8MP (3264 x 2448), 0.3MP (640 x 480)

Storage

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
ExpressCard slot: No

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.9
Height :7.3
Weight:360
Width:6.5

White balance

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