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Panasonic HDC-HS100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS100. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the price and size are overall positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the battery and design.

usability, image quality, portability, size, price

design, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The durability and price are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the size.

usability, price, durability, portability, design

size

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-HS100EBK Full HD Camcorder With New 3MOS Sensor System Records Direct To 60GB HDD or SD CardPanasonic HDC-HS100EBK Full HD Camcorder With New 3MOS Sensor System Records Direct To 60GB HDD or SD Card

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the battery and price.

usability, image quality, size, portability, durability

design, price, battery

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-HS100 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 60GB Hard Drive & 12x Optical ZoomPanasonic HDC-HS100 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 60GB Hard Drive & 12x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-HS100 camcorder

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS100 camcorder is a better camera than it's predecessor the Panasonic HDC-HS9, with improved image quality and greater usability. H...

Compact size, lots of manual controls, optical image stabiliser

Unwieldy joystick interface, sub-par image quality, too expensive for what it offers

If the images from Panasonic's HDC-HS100 equalled its great handling and usability, this model would be a clear winner. The HS100 provides the best controls we've seen in a small HD camcorder, but the images lag behind those of AVCHD camcorders such as...

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:2

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8cm
Height:7.6cm
Weight:420g
Width:7.4cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HDC-HS100/HDC-HS100EBK/HDC-HS100EGK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.52
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:2.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42.1 - 505
Focal length range (f-f):2.95 - 35.4
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:35.4mm
Min Focal Length:2.95mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.52Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:520Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:610Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:3MOS
Sensor Qty:3CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (Advanced O.I.S.)

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Flash:1 - 2.5 m.
Focus:F1.8 (WIDE)/F2.8 (TELE)
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):6.7
Power requirements:DC7.2 V/9.3 V
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:60

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:AVCHD

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:700
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disc drive/Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8
Height :7.6
Weight:420
Width:7.4

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes