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Panasonic HC-V250 Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 216g BSI Dec 2014
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Intelligent 90x Zoom / Optical 50x ZoomEquipped with Intelligent 90x Zoom/Optical 50x Zoom. This model lets you easily shoot distant subjects that are too far away to capture clearly with... More
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Reasonably Priced

Six people who reviewed this camcorders wrote that it was a bargain for the price. D Deacon wrote “Good cheap camcorder” in their review. D Deacon also wrote “There are lots of good cheap ones”. This month Fj and wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 “So, I hunted for a cheap HD camcorder with image stabilisation”.

Some Panasonic HC-V250 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this camcorders was cheap. R. Patel wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 “The HC-V250EB is a good budget camcorder” and rated this camcorders 4 stars. Reviewser said on Amazon two years ago “Very good budget video camcorder”. Reviewser also said “This is a budget camcorder so I'm not totally surprised to be honest”.

Four customers reckoned that the Panasonic HC-V250 was good value for money. Last year Doctor Medo wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 “Best camcorder in that price range with all what you want for that price” and gave the Panasonic HC-V250 a score of 5 stars. Michael B. mentioned in August this year “Good value item at this knock down price” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. R. Patel wrote two years ago “As certain camcorders have good IS at this price level”.

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Easy to Use

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. In August this year Amazon Customer said “A good easy to use camcorder”. D Deacon wrote on Amazon two years ago “Easy and fun to use” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250. Eve said in her Panasonic HC-V250 review “He finds it easy to use for basic recording functions”.

A few customers who bought the Panasonic HC-V250 thought it had a touch sensitive screen. D Deacon wrote in their review “The LCD is a touch sensitive one and seems a little less cluttered”. Dolphin said “The LCD monitor is touch-sensitive, enabling easy access to menu settings” in their Panasonic HC-V250 review.

One person thought it had a good interface. Reviewser said on Amazon “The thing is, if you're buying this kind of camcorder you aren't expecting the best screen, or the best interface, what you want is good video at a budget”. One customer said that the Panasonic HC-V250 was easy to setup. Davec2003 said “The Wi-Fi mode is extremely easy to set up”.

One Panasonic HC-V250 reviewer concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago R. Patel scored it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The touch screen is responsive and the menus and adjustments are all well laid out”.

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Good Size

A few customers who reviewed it wrote that it was compact. Kindle Customer said on Amazon “Love the way it is really compact, extremely light”. Mr. A. C. Beale mentioned on Amazon “If you want a light and compact high quality point” in their review. Persepolis said “Very compact” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person said in their reviews that the product was a good size. R. Patel mentioned on Amazon “I like it very much, good size and quality” in their Panasonic HC-V250 review.

One Panasonic HC-V250 owner who reviewed the Panasonic HC-V250 thought it was a good body shape. In August last year Mr. A. C. Beale rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their Panasonic HC-V250 review “It is very easy to operate and has just a few function buttons on the body, making it simple to use”.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was a good depth. R. Patel wrote on Amazon two years ago “It has nice clarity and depth in the surroundings”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Panasonic HC-V250 owners concluded that the product was good quality. Andrew Ross mentioned in his Panasonic HC-V250 review on Amazon “Picture quality fantastic”. Fj said on Amazon this year “The camera copes with the sports action without any issue whatsoever, with consistently great image quality” in their review of this camcorders and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Kindle Customer said on Amazon “Superb little camcorder with a high quality video definition” in their review of this camcorders.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Panasonic HC-V250 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had a good lens. D Deacon mentioned on Amazon “And a good lens it is too” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250. Davec2003 wrote two years ago “Learning something new about it everyday like the built in lens cover” in their review.

A few people who reviewed the Panasonic HC-V250 concluded that it had a good zoom. Two years ago D Deacon wrote on Amazon “It has a 50x optical zoom and a 90x digital” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 and scored the Panasonic HC-V250 4 stars. Michael B. wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Takes good videos and has a great zoom” and gave the Panasonic HC-V250 a rating of 80 out of 100.

One Panasonic HC-V250 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it had a good autofocus. Persepolis and wrote on Amazon “Colour reproduction is alright, auto focus works well when zooming in/out (although will sometimes focus on something you don't want it to” in their review.

One customer said in their reviews that this camcorders had a good image stabiliser. Fj mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “So, I hunted for a cheap HD camcorder with image stabilisation and good reviews” in their review.

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Robust

Five Panasonic HC-V250 reviewers who reviewed the Panasonic HC-V250 thought it was well made. Davec2003 said “It will take some time to know all the settings and learning something new about it everyday like the built in lens cover” in their review. Mr Allan a Mccorquodale wrote on Amazon “Well made” in his review. Persepolis wrote on Amazon “Nice build quality despite being all plastic” in their review of this camcorders.

Good Support

Several customers who bought the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Dolphin wrote on Amazon “Reference to the full manual will help you to get the most out of the item”. Dolphin also wrote “The basic printed operating instructions were sufficient initially whilst getting used to the camera”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some people considered that it had a good screen. Mr. A. C. Beale wrote in their review of this camcorders on Amazon “There are more substantial functions within the menu system (via the LCD screen), which is fairly easy to access”. Persepolis said in their review of this camcorders two years ago “The screen adequate” and rated the product 4 stars. R. Patel and said in their review of this camcorders “You have easy access via the screen, I took it out in the garden”.

Good Battery Life

A number of customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Persepolis wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 “Battery life is decent”. Phil mentioned in his review of the Panasonic HC-V250 on Amazon “The battery provided gives adequate recording time which is something I was looking for when I decided to replace my old camera” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Nice Design

Several Panasonic HC-V250 owners thought it was good looking. Two years ago Jenny wrote on Amazon “I must say that the lightings in that court were pretty good though”. Reviewser said “With 60x optical zoom and a further 30x digital zoom the camera is actually pretty capable” in their Panasonic HC-V250 review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought the product wrote that it was wifi compatible. Davec2003 wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 on Amazon “The Wi-Fi mode is extremely easy to set up”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Kindle Customer wrote last year “Love the way it is really compact, extremely light and has some nice features such as in built lens cover, touch screen, smart app remote control” in their Panasonic HC-V250 review.

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 123 user and expert reviews for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its small sensor size camcorders.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic HC-V250 reviewer who purchased this camcorders considered that it was noisy. Persepolis said in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 on Amazon “Even in low lighting there is minimal noise”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V250 have optical zooms of between 10x and 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. At 50 times zoom factor, the HC-V250 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V250, the Panasonic HC-V250 is Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the HC-V250 has an HDMI port.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price], or the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V250, the Panasonic HC-V250 has an image stabiliser.

Other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-V250 supports a better memory card type than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. This Panasonic camcorder 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has a Night Mode

The HC-V250 has a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with a night mode currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price].

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

At 1,740 millimeter, the HC-V250 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The maximum focal lengths of video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-V250 range from 22mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length is 1,100mm.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-V250 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HC-V250.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

At 1,940 milliampere * hour, the HC-V250 has a quite high battery capacity compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 440mAh to 3,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,600mAh.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the HC-V250 is more than most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of this age and type. The white balance modes "Cloudy" 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 960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V250 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4224 x 2376. That's over four times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. In addition, this video camera support still image resolutions of 4224x2376, 3408x2272, 1728x1152, 3136x2352 and 640x480 and 1920x1080.

A 4224 x 2376 still image resolution is in fact the best supported still image resolution across all small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-V250.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst supported still image resolution across similar types of video camera.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

The Panasonic HC-V250 has a quite high movie megapixel count (2.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. The movie megapixel counts of similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V250 range from 0.41MP to 3MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 1.9MP.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 360,000 pixels. The HC-V250 has one of the higher display resolutions (230,400 pixels) amongst video cameras of this age.

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4224 X 2376 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HC-V250 is 4224 x 2376 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution.

This camcorder's maximum image resolution (4224 x 2376 pixels) is in fact the best maximum image resolution amongst all video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-V250.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst maximum image resolution across comparable types of camcorder.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The HC-V250 has a quite high megapixel count (2.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The megapixel counts of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V250 range from 1.1MP to 10MP, and the average megapixel count is 2.5MP.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has an EXIF|JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V250 is 10mm and the longest is 44mm. With a minimum focal length of only 28 millimeters, the HC-V250 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V250.

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Small

The Panasonic HC-V250 is quite small (only 53 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V250. The average width of camcorders of this age and spec is 75mm, and the widths range from 30mm to 570mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V250, the HC-V250 does not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to consider include the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price].

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the HC-V250 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. The average screen size of camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V250 is 2.9".

If this Panasonic video camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-V550[plb_2197140_price] (3").

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders of a similar type and age to the HC-V250 the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x. With a digital zoom of only 150 times zoom factor, the HC-V250 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V250.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The HC-V250 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V250 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V250 also do not have a built-in projector.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-V250, the Panasonic HC-V250 is not waterproof.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V250

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market for over two years.

Average Weight

At 216 grams, the Panasonic HC-V250 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-V250.

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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 frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
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
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
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
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Mini HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi
Near Field Communication
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Capacity
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

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Product Identifiers

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