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Panasonic HCW570EBK Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 266g MOS BSI Feb 2015
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New Twin Camera / Wireless Twin CameraPicture-in-picture twin camera recording 90x / 50xIntelligent Zoom / Optical Zoom Level Shot FunctionAnd 5-axis hand-shake detection More
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Panasonic video camera received a rating of 80% from camcorder expert review site Trusted Reviews.

Good Technical Features

One Panasonic HC-W570 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it had good features. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews last year “The Panasonic HC-W570 offers an excellent range of features for the money” in their Panasonic HC-W570 review.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 123 user and expert reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its video cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its small sensor size camcorders compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-W570, the HC-W570 is Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including a cheaper camcorder such as the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price] or you might consider a higher rated camcorder such as the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price].

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HC-W570, the HC-W570 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price], or the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] which has better reviews; or the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than a year, the HC-W570 has an HDMI port.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] which has better reviews; or the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price].

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-W570 is 33x, and the optical zooms range from 10x to 50x. The HC-W570 has one of the bigger optical zooms (50 times zoom factor) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 50x (optical) video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] which has better reviews.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-W570 supports a better memory card type than most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. This Panasonic video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera 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 actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of a similar type and age to the HC-W570.

An SD memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-W570 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HC-W570 also have a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might want to look at including the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] which has better reviews; or the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other camcorders which also have a built-in display including the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price].

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Panasonic HC-W570 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-W570. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Indoor" and "Sunny" are also found on this video camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HC-W570 range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, the Panasonic HC-W570 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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In the last 34 days the HC-W570 has increased in price by £34.00.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-W570, the HC-W570 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-W570 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 150 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-W570. The smallest digital zoom of similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-W570 is 6x and the biggest is 3,000x.

If you want a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price] (200x and cheaper); or the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] (1,140x and higher rated), or the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (3,000x and higher rated).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of [16:9] 10 MP (4224 x 2376)| 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)/[3:2] 7.7 MP (3408 x 2272)| 2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)/[4:3] 7.4 MP (3136 x 2352)| 0.3 MP (640 x 480), which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HC-W570 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-W570 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a night mode. The HC-W570 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-W570 are not waterproof. The Panasonic HC-W570 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Panasonic HC-W570 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-W570 also do not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on video cameras of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 4 lux, the Panasonic HC-W570 has one of the bigger minimum illumination amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-W570 have minimum illumination of between 0.1lx and 4lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.9lx.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-W570

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this camcorder was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Panasonic HC-W570 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-W570.

There are a number of other 3" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at including the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

The HC-W570 has a fairly typical weight (266 grams) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than a year.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-CX405[plb_2697190_price] (215g) which is also cheaper.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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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
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
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
Shutter
Photo Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
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
Continuous Video Playback Time
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
9 October 2015

With optical image stabilisation, Wi-Fi, and the selfie-orientated secondary lens, the Panasonic HC-W570 offers an excellent range of features for the money...

Second "Twin Camera" lens
Optical image stabilisation
WiFi connectivity
Starker Zoom
TwinCamTechnik, kompakt und leicht
Small CMOS sensor
No slowmotion shooting
Touchdisplay nicht optimal
Formati di registrazione limitati, assente slitta per faro esterno, assente jack per input audio, il microfono integrato suona attutito

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Panasonic HC-W570

I like this camera, the quality of the motion and still pictures are great...

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Poor Sound

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcw570ebk, panasonic hcw570, panasonic p363739, panasonic hcw570k, panasonic hcw570e, panasonic hcw570ef, panasonic hcw570eg, panasonic hcw570eb, panasonic p363739k, panasonic hcw570ebk, panasonic hcw570efk, panasonic hcw570egk
Barcodes 05025232807789, 05025232807796, 05025232807802, 05025232807819, 05025232807826

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