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Sharp HC-V130 Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 181g Feb 2014
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15 Reasons For

Full HD HD Type

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

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V130 range from 1.5x to 3,500x. With a digital zoom of 2,500 times zoom factor, the HC-V130 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V130.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 2,500x (digital) video cameras and we think the Panasonic HC-V500[plb_406538_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V130 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V130 also are Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to consider 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

The HC-V130 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price], or the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-V130, the HC-V130 has an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], and the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-V130 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this camcorder 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 video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V130.

Across similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Very Light

The average weight of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V130 is 500g, and the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg. The HC-V130 is fairly light (only 181 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V130.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V130[plb_2196459_price] (181g).

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the Sharp HC-V130 has a built-in display.

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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 type and age. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of a similar age and type to the HC-V130. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Indoor" and "Sunny" are also found on this Sharp camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera 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 were released around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HC-V130 is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-V130. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Sharp video camera.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

The HC-V130 has a fairly high movie megapixel count (2.12 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The average movie megapixel count of small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V130 is 1.9MP, and the movie megapixel counts range from 0.41MP to 3MP.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 2.12 megapixels, the HC-V130 has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V130. The megapixel counts of small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V130 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 a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Small

The widths of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V130 range from 30mm to 570mm. At only 53 millimeters, the HC-V130 is quite small compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-V130.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sharp HC-V130 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V130 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to consider include the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-V130 the screen sizes range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average screen size is 2.9". At only 2.7 inches, the HC-V130 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-V130.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

At only 1.8, the HC-V130 has a fairly low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HC-V130. The maximum aperture values of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V130 range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 4.9.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-V130 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HC-V130 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of this spec and age do not have a built-in projector. The HC-V130 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in projector which you might also want to look at including the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price].

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Not Waterproof

The HC-V130 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

Comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V130 have battery capacities of between 440mAh and 3,000mAh. At only 970 milliamperes * hour, the HC-V130 has a fairly low battery capacity compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HC-V130.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sharp HC-V130

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Sharp video camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

At 38 times zoom factor, the HC-V130 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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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 similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
On Screen Display Language
GPS Function
Geotagging
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Lens Hood Included
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
Intelligent Mode
AV Output
Video Compression Format
Projector
Built-In Projector

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv130, hcv130e, hcv130eb, hcv130ebr, panasonic hcv130, panasonic hcv130e, panasonic hcv130eb, panasonic hcv130ebk
Barcodes 05025232771417, 05025232771424

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