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Panasonic HC-V130
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Panasonic HCV130EBR Camcorder

2.51MP 181g MOS BSI 38x Jul 2014
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Take Full-HD Videos The Easy Way Full-HD recording and an Intelligent 75x Zoom. Compact Camcorders suitable for easy recording of high quality images. More
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Good Quality Lens

Some Panasonic HC-V130 reviewers thought this camcorders had a good zoom. Callum mentioned on Amazon “It's small, light weight and has good sound and zoom”. Chryseus scored this camcorders 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “The zoom is fairly good although keep in mind digital zoom in a gimmick so you get less quality above the optical level of 38x”. Chryseus also wrote “It's reasonable up to 75x with 'Intelligent Zoom' turned on”.

Reasonably Priced

A few Panasonic HC-V130 owners said in their reviews that it was good value for money. This month Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this camcorders on Amazon “Good spec for the price and not too hard to”. Two years ago Chryseus wrote in their Panasonic HC-V130 review on Amazon “The picture quality is pretty good for the price although you will get some”. D. V. Partner and wrote “Superb value”.

Some people agreed that this camcorders was a bargain for the price. Graham mentioned on Amazon “Image quality for such a cheap camera is amazing HD looks crisp & sharp with vibrant colours” in his Panasonic HC-V130 review and gave this camcorders a rating of 80 out of 100. Graham also wrote “If you want a cheap go anyway, small camera than you can't go wrong with this”. Les B. mentioned in his review of the Panasonic HC-V130 “Even though it is cheap”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was cheap. Les B. and he mentioned in his review of the Panasonic HC-V130 on Amazon in August last year “I bought it for my son to take on a school trip, mainly because it was not expensive and if it got damaged it would not matter”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Panasonic HC-V130 owners said that the Panasonic HC-V130 was good quality. Agotas scored this camcorders 5 stars and said last year “Good quality!” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V130. Two years ago Chryseus wrote “The picture quality is pretty good for the price although you will get some” in their review and rated this camcorders 5 stars. Chryseus also mentioned “Sound quality is really good although the lack of an external microphone jack is highly annoying”.

Easy to Use

A number of Panasonic HC-V130 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use. Albert Metcalf said in his review on Amazon “Lovely little thing, simple to use”. Amazoning said in their review of the Panasonic HC-V130 two years ago “Camera itself seems to be good, compact and easy enough to use”. Betty Kavanagh mentioned in her review of the Panasonic HC-V130 on Amazon “Easy to use fits in hand”.

Good Size

Several Panasonic HC-V130 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Amazoning said in their Panasonic HC-V130 review “Camera itself seems to be good, compact and easy enough to use”. Kaz said in their review of the Panasonic HC-V130 last year “This is a light weight compact camcorder”. Mrs Wendy Rice mentioned “Fantastic video camera and is compact” in her Panasonic HC-V130 review and rated the Panasonic HC-V130 99 out of 100.

Two Panasonic HC-V130 reviewers who bought the product wrote that it was a good weight. Last year Callum mentioned “It's small, light weight and has good sound”. Ian said on Amazon two years ago “Small, light weight, fits the hand great”.

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Nice Design

Several people who purchased the Panasonic HC-V130 concluded that it was good looking. Chryseus wrote “The picture quality is pretty good for the price although you will get some”. David said “Beautiful little camera” in his review.

Good Battery Life

A number of customers who purchased the product said that it had a good battery life. Amazon Customer rated this camcorders 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon in August “Advise getting full size battery though” in their review. Iain said “Like other reviews it has short battery life so you can't take it too far without extra battery packs”. Si mentioned “The worst part, however, is the battery life which is awful” in their review of this camcorders and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 123 user and expert reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its camcorders. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its small sensor size camcorders range.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-V130 has a fairly big digital zoom (2,500 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The average digital zoom of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V130 is 800x, and the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V130 is Full HD, as are most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V130.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the HC-V130 has an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the HC-V130 has an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-V130 supports a better memory card type than most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Panasonic video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it support an SD memory card. This video camera also supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HC-V130.

A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Very Light

The HC-V130 is fairly light (only 181 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HC-V130. The weights of camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-V130 range from 57g to 3.9kg.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-V130 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-V130 also have a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the HC-V130 is more than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V130. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Indoor" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 640 x 360|960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HC-V130 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-V130. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

The lowest movie megapixel count of camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V130 is 0.41MP and the highest is 3MP. At 2.12 megapixels, the HC-V130 has a fairly high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080| 3968 x 2232, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Robust

Several Panasonic HC-V130 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this camcorders was not well made. Two years ago Ian said on Amazon “Just a tad plasticky” however still gave this camcorders a rating of 99 out of 100. Peekay wrote in their Panasonic HC-V130 review “Arrived as promised - the only thing I didn't realize is that it doesn't have a built in light” but even so gave it a score of 5 stars.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago do not have an interchangeable lens. The HC-V130 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the HC-V130 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The smallest screen size of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V130 is 1.4", the largest is 4.3", and the average screen size is 2.9".

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V130 do not have a night mode. The HC-V130 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V130, the HC-V130 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V130 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V130, the Panasonic HC-V130 is not waterproof.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V130

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Panasonic released the HC-V130.

Average Optical Zoom

At 38 times zoom factor, the HC-V130 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V130.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of this type and age.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Light Exposure
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv130, panasonic hcv130e, panasonic hcv130eb, panasonic hcv130ef, panasonic hcv130ebr, panasonic hcv130efk, panasonic hcv130ebk
Barcodes 05025232771370, 05025232771387, 05025232771417

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