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Panasonic AG-HPX500
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Panasonic AG-HPX500 Camcorder

3.8kg CCD Jul 2013
Weight Sensor Type Interchangeable Lens Built-In Display Release Date
Outstanding Cost-to-Performance and Superb 2/3 type Quality - a P2HD Camera Recorder for Video Professionals - Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) function- APT (Advanced Progressive... More
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7 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Video cameras manufactured by Panasonic generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Eight years ago Eventdv.net wrote “Excellent image quality and color fidelity” in their Panasonic AG-HPX500 review.

Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic AG-HPX500 reviewer who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic AG-HPX500 reviewer who purchased it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Eventdv.net wrote “11 gamma settings, four-channel audio input, incredible focus assist” in their review.

Has an Interchangeable Lens

Unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and spec which do not have an interchangeable lens, the AG-HPX500 has an interchangeable lens.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the AG-HPX500, the AG-HPX500 has a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to consider include the Veho Muvi HD NPNG[plb_2384279_price] which has better reviews.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was not heavy and bulky. Eventdv.net mentioned “Small black-and-white viewfinder, slightly heavy for tapeless camera”.

Not Full HD

Most video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the AG-HPX500 are not Full HD. The Panasonic AG-HPX500 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the AG-HPX500, the AG-HPX500 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the Panasonic AG-HPX500 does not have an HDMI port.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The AG-HPX500 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Panasonic AG-HPX500 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the AG-HPX500, the AG-HPX500 is not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the AG-HPX500, the AG-HPX500 does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The AG-HPX500 has a higher maximum video resolution than most video cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Panasonic camcorder has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most video cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the worst maximum video resolution amongst all video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the AG-HPX500.

The best maximum video resolution amongst comparable types of video camera is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Heavy

The average weight of video cameras of this age and type is 880g, and the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg. At 3.8 kilograms, the Panasonic AG-HPX500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the AG-HPX500.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price] (2.7kg).

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1 Other reason to consider the Panasonic AG-HPX500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Panasonic camcorder was released.

Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Light Exposure
White Balance
Flash
Shutter
Display
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
IEEE 1394/Firewire Port
Networking
Battery
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Projector
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Expert Reviews

9 January 2008

One of Panasonic?s newest cameras in its P2 family is the HPX500. Designed for electronic news gathering (ENG) but suitable to a range of pro video work, this camera offers many features that will... Read more…

Thirty-two recording formats in HD and SD
2 recording technology, "native" frame rates
11 gamma settings, four-channel audio input, incredible focus assist, and excellent image quality and color fidelity
Small black-and-white viewfinder, slightly heavy for tapeless camera

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic aghpx500, panasonic aghpx500p, panasonic aghpx500pj, panasonic bts aghpx500, panasonic bts aghpx500p, panasonic bts aghpx500pj
Barcodes 0007.91871E+11, 00791871302965, 05025232426294, 05025232551002

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