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5 Best Panasonic Camcorders in the UK - August 2019

Updated 14 July 2019 by Matthew
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5 best Panasonic camcorders

Which Are the Best Panasonic Camcorders?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best Panasonic camcorders? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best Panasonic camcorders are:


What Panasonic Camcorder to Buy in July 2019?

Panasonic is well known for it's digital cameras, bread makers, TVs and microwaves.

Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders. Their camcorders start at £149 for the HC-V180 which has an optical zoom of 50x, a sensor size of 2.51MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to £4,779 for the PAN-AJPX270EJ which has an optical zoom of 22x, a sensor size of §MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new Panasonic camcorder is £1,201.

Let's take a look at the top 5 Panasonic camcorders currently for sale in the United Kingdom, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
Panasonic HCVX1EBK Panasonic HCVXF1EBK Panasonic HCW580 Panasonic HCVX980EBK Panasonic HCV770
Panasonic HCVX1EBK Panasonic HCVXF1EBK Panasonic HCW580 Panasonic HCVX980EBK Panasonic HCV770
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8.57MP
24x
OPTICAL ZOOM
428g
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
0.75h
BATTERY LIFE
8.57MP
24x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
450g
2.51MP
50x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
264g
1.5h
BATTERY LIFE
18.91MP
20x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
4K
RESOLUTION
351g
1.5h
BATTERY LIFE
12.76MP
20x
OPTICAL ZOOM
353g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
1h
BATTERY LIFE
67
Brand Rating
Good Brand
92
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Widely Available
72
Value for Money
Good
89
Age
16 Months Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
67
Brand Rating
Good Brand
91
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
70
Value for Money
Good
90
Age
14 Months Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
67
Brand Rating
Good Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
76
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Age
3 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
67
Brand Rating
Good Brand
95
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
73
Value for Money
Good
76
Age
3 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
67
Brand Rating
Good Brand
92
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
75
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Age
4 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
A fully featured and relatively new 24x optical zoom, 428g camcorder, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and a night mode, supports HDMI and is Full HD. A newly released and powerful 24x optical zoom, 450g camcorder, with a cheap price. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and features Wi-Fi. A fully featured and low cost 264g, 2.51MP camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD. A fully loaded and best selling 20x optical zoom, 351g video camera, with one of the highest image qualities around and an affordable price. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in flash, supports HDMI and is Full HD. A very popular and fully loaded 20x optical zoom, 353g camcorder, with average reviews and a low price. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camcorder it.
7 Reasons For
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Full HD
Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)
A Lot Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Remote Operation
Marginally Longer Video Recording Time
Night Mode
5 Reasons For
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
6.62MP Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)
Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Longer Video Recording Time
Newer by Two Months
9 Reasons For
30x Bigger Optical Zoom
42% Lighter
2.8mm Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Full HD
Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
Built-in Microphone
34% Longer Maximum Battery Life
£108 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling it
11 Reasons For
47% Bigger Total Megapixels
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
A Lot Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Full HD
43% Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Hugely Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
Built-in Flash
Remote Operation
Built-in Microphone
0.75h Longer Maximum Battery Life
Better Kagoo Score
5 Reasons For
1.8 Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Full HD
Built-in Microphone
Near Field Communication (NFC)
More Popular
14 Reasons Against
26x Smaller Optical Zoom
28% Heavier
Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels
Smaller Digital Zoom
1.8 Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Bigger Closest Focusing Distance
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Does Not Support Bluetooth
50% Shorter Maximum Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
£230 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Two Months Older
Less Popular
9 Reasons Against
52% Smaller Optical Zoom
A Lot Heavier
Smaller Total Megapixels
2,750x Smaller Digital Zoom
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £430
Fewer Sellers
Less Popular
11 Reasons Against
Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1.8 Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)
Vastly Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Not Waterproof
Worse Kagoo Score
Over Two Years Older
Less Popular
10 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
20% Heavier
Smaller Digital Zoom
Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Lower Maximum Aperture Number
16% Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)
More Expensive by £180
Less Retailers
Older by Over Two Years
Less Popular
17 Reasons Against
30x Smaller Optical Zoom
89g Heavier
A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels
4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution
Vastly Smaller Digital Zoom
Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1.5mm Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)
A Lot Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Does Not Support Bluetooth
34% Shorter Maximum Battery Life
A Bit Shorter Video Recording Time
Worse Kagoo Score
£108 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Three Years Older
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Panasonic HCVX1EBK

£448.99
PC World Business

Panasonic HCVX1EBK

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Panasonic HCVX1EBK
8.57MP
24x
OPTICAL ZOOM
428g
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
0.75h
BATTERY LIFE
3"
SCREEN SIZE
70x
(DIGITAL)
128GB
MAXIMUM
1.05h
VIDEO

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of £448.99 this camcorder is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic HCVX1EBK or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic camcorder.

Features We Love:
Time Lapse
Big optical zoom (24x)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.5")
Has an image stabilizer
Has a night mode

A fully featured and relatively new 24x optical zoom, 428g camcorder, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and a night mode, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

92
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Widely Available
72
Value for Money
Good
89
Age
16 Months Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire GoPro camcorder range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are excellent.

7 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic HCVX1EBK

3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels (as are the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK), whereas the Panasonic HCV770 and the Panasonic HCW580 have a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Full HD

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK is Full HD, and so are the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCW580, whereas the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK is an 8.29MP camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK. That's 2.26MP higher than the Panasonic HCV770 (6.03MP), 1.29MP higher than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK (7MP) and 6.62MP higher than the Panasonic HCW580 (1.67MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A Lot Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK has an effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29MP (as do the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK), however the Panasonic HCV770 is only a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP lower) and the Panasonic HCW580 is only a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (6.09MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Remote Operation

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK supports remote operation (as does the Panasonic HCVX980EBK), however the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580 do not support this feature. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

Marginally Longer Video Recording Time

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK has a video recording time of 1.05h (as does the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK), however the Panasonic HCV770 is only a 1h video recording time camcorder (0.05h shorter). More ...

'Video Recording Time' is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

Night Mode

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK has a night mode, however the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK, the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580 do not have this feature. More ...

'Night Mode' denotes whether the camcorder has a special mode for shooting video at night - it does this by upping the light taken in by the lens of the camcorder, leading to a brighter recorded image.

Camcorders usually struggle to record video in low-light conditions - a specially designed night mode fixes that.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic HCVX1EBK

26x Smaller Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK has an optical zoom of 24x (as does the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK), but the Panasonic HCV770 and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK are both 20x optical zoom camcorders (4x smaller) and the Panasonic HCW580 is a 50x optical zoom camcorder (26x bigger). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

28% Heavier

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK is a 428g camcorder. That's 75g heavier than the Panasonic HCV770 (353g), 77g heavier than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK (351g), 22g lighter than the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK (450g) and 164g heavier than the Panasonic HCW580 (264g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK has a total megapixels of 8.57MP (as does the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK), however the Panasonic HCV770 is a 12.76MP camcorder (4.19MP bigger), the Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a 18.91MP camcorder (10.34MP bigger) and the Panasonic HCW580 is a 2.51MP camcorder (6.06MP smaller). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Smaller Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK is a 70x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,430x smaller than the Panasonic HCV770 and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK (1,500x), 180x smaller than the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK (250x) and 2,930x smaller than the Panasonic HCW580 (3,000x). More ...

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

1.8 Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (as do the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCW580), whereas the Panasonic HCV770 is a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.8 higher). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Bigger Closest Focusing Distance

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK is a 0.1m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.07m bigger than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCW580 (0.03m). More ...

'Closest Focusing Distance' indicates the closest distance that the camcorder can be from the subject to achieve a perfect focus. Any closer than this and the subject will be blurry.

A smaller focusing distance means that you can get closer to subjects while filming and still keep in full focus.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580), whereas the Panasonic HCVX980EBK has this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Does Not Support Bluetooth

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK does not support bluetooth (As does the the Panasonic HCV770), whereas the Panasonic HCVX980EBK, the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580 do. More ...

'Bluetooth' indicates whether the camcorder supports bluetooth, a communication protocol frequently used with accessories such as wireless flash units.

50% Shorter Maximum Battery Life

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK is a 0.75h battery life camcorder. That's 0.75h shorter than the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCW580 (1.5h). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK has received a Kagoo Score of 83, but the Panasonic HCVX980EBK scored 84.

£230 More Expensive

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK is more expensive than the Panasonic HCV770 by £122, more expensive than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK by £50 and more expensive than the Panasonic HCW580 by £230.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 7 shops sells the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, however 8 sellers sell the Panasonic HCV770 and 10 retailers sell the Panasonic HCW580. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Two Months Older

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK is older than the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK by two months.

Less Popular

The Panasonic HCVX1EBK is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

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Panasonic HCVXF1EBK

£649.00
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Panasonic HCVXF1EBK

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Panasonic HCVXF1EBK
8.57MP
24x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
450g
250x
(DIGITAL)
3"
SCREEN SIZE
1.05h
VIDEO

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK has a Kagoo Score of 82. However with a price tag of £649.00 this camcorder is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big optical zoom (24x)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.5")
Has an image stabilizer
Big digital zoom (250x)
6784 x 3816 still image resolution (6784x3816|4992x2808|1920x1080|5216x3912|3808x2856|640x480)

A newly released and powerful 24x optical zoom, 450g camcorder, with a cheap price. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and features Wi-Fi.

91
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
70
Value for Money
Good
90
Age
14 Months Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire GoPro camcorder range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are excellent.

5 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK

Higher Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels, and so are the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK, which is 4 times higher maximum video resolution as the Panasonic HCV770 and the Panasonic HCW580 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

6.62MP Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK has an effective megapixels (image) of 8.29MP (as does the Panasonic HCVX1EBK), whereas the Panasonic HCV770 is only a 6.03MP camcorder (2.26MP lower), the Panasonic HCVX980EBK is only a 7MP camcorder (1.29MP lower) and the Panasonic HCW580 is only a 1.67MP camcorder (6.62MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)

Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is 8.29MP (movie mode), and so do the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK. That's 2.26MP higher than the Panasonic HCV770 (6.03MP) and 6.09MP higher than the Panasonic HCW580 (2.2MP). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Longer Video Recording Time

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is a 1.05h video recording time camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HCVX1EBK. That's 0.05h longer than the Panasonic HCV770 (1h). More ...

'Video Recording Time' is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

Newer by Two Months

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is four years newer than the Panasonic HCV770, two months newer than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, three years newer than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and three years newer than the Panasonic HCW580

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK

52% Smaller Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is a 24x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HCVX1EBK. That's 4x bigger than the Panasonic HCV770 and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK (20x) and 26x smaller than the Panasonic HCW580 (50x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

A Lot Heavier

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK has a weight of 450g, whereas the Panasonic HCV770 is a 353g camcorder (97g lighter), the Panasonic HCVX1EBK is a 428g camcorder (22g lighter), the Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a 351g camcorder (99g lighter) and the Panasonic HCW580 is a 264g camcorder (186g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Smaller Total Megapixels

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is an 8.57MP camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HCVX1EBK. That's 4.19MP smaller than the Panasonic HCV770 (12.76MP), 10.34MP smaller than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK (18.91MP) and 6.06MP bigger than the Panasonic HCW580 (2.51MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

2,750x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK has a digital zoom of 250x, however the Panasonic HCV770 and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK are both 1,500x (digital) camcorders (1,250x bigger), the Panasonic HCVX1EBK is a 70x (digital) camcorder (180x smaller) and the Panasonic HCW580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder (2,750x bigger). More ...

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580), however the Panasonic HCVX980EBK does. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK has received a Kagoo Score of 82, whereas the Panasonic HCVX1EBK scored 83 and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK scored 84.

More Expensive by £430

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is £322 more expensive than the Panasonic HCV770, £200 more expensive than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, £250 more expensive than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and £430 more expensive than the Panasonic HCW580.

Fewer Sellers

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is only stocked by 5 stores, but the Panasonic HCV770 is stocked by 8 shops, the Panasonic HCVX1EBK is stocked by 7 shops, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK is stocked by 6 stores and the Panasonic HCW580 is stocked by 10 sellers. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Less Popular

The Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

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Panasonic HCW580

£219.00
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Panasonic HCW580

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Panasonic HCW580
2.51MP
50x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
264g
1.5h
BATTERY LIFE
3,000x
(DIGITAL)
3"
SCREEN SIZE

The Panasonic HCW580 has a Kagoo Score of 81. With a price tag of £219.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic HCW580 or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic camcorder.

Features We Love:
Time Lapse
Huge optical zoom (50x)
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Huge digital zoom (3,000x)

A fully featured and low cost 264g, 2.51MP camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
76
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Age
3 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire GoPro camcorder range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are excellent.

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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic HCW580

30x Bigger Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HCW580 has an optical zoom of 50x, but the Panasonic HCV770 and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK are both only 20x optical zoom camcorders (30x smaller) and the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK are both only 24x optical zoom camcorders (26x smaller). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

42% Lighter

The Panasonic HCW580 is a 264g camcorder. That's 89g lighter than the Panasonic HCV770 (353g), 164g lighter than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK (428g), 87g lighter than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK (351g) and 186g lighter than the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK (450g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

2.8mm Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic HCW580 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm, however the Panasonic HCV770 is a 29.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (1.5mm longer) and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a 30.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (2.8mm longer). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

Full HD

The Panasonic HCW580 is Full HD, and so are the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK, whereas the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Smaller Closest Focusing Distance

The Panasonic HCW580 is a 0.03m closest focusing distance camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HCVX980EBK. That's 0.07m smaller than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK (0.1m). More ...

'Closest Focusing Distance' indicates the closest distance that the camcorder can be from the subject to achieve a perfect focus. Any closer than this and the subject will be blurry.

A smaller focusing distance means that you can get closer to subjects while filming and still keep in full focus.

Built-in Microphone

The Panasonic HCW580 has a built-in microphone (as do the Panasonic HCV770 and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK), whereas the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK do not have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

34% Longer Maximum Battery Life

The Panasonic HCW580 is a 1.5h battery life camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HCVX980EBK. That's 0.5h longer than the Panasonic HCV770 (1h) and 0.75h longer than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK (0.75h). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

£108 Cheaper

The Panasonic HCW580 costs £219.00, whereas the Panasonic HCV770 is £326.91, the Panasonic HCVX1EBK is £448.99, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK is £399.00 and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is £649.00.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic HCW580

Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels

The Panasonic HCW580 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP, however the Panasonic HCV770 is a 12.76MP camcorder (10.25MP bigger), the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK are both 8.57MP camcorders (6.06MP bigger) and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a 18.91MP camcorder (16.4MP bigger). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HCW580 has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as is the Panasonic HCV770), whereas the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK have a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic HCW580 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 103mm. That's 649.8mm shorter than the Panasonic HCV770 and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK (752.8mm). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

1.8 Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The Panasonic HCW580 is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (as do the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK), whereas the Panasonic HCV770 is a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.8 higher). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Panasonic HCW580 is a 1.67MP camcorder. That's 4.36MP lower than the Panasonic HCV770 (6.03MP), 6.62MP lower than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK (8.29MP) and 5.33MP lower than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK (7MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The Panasonic HCW580 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.2MP, however the Panasonic HCV770 is a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.83MP higher) and the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK are all 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorders (6.09MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Panasonic HCW580 does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK), whereas the Panasonic HCVX980EBK has this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Not Waterproof

The Panasonic HCW580 is not waterproof, however the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK are. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic HCW580 has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the Panasonic HCV770 scored 82, the Panasonic HCVX1EBK scored 83, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK scored 84 and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK scored 82.

Over Two Years Older

The Panasonic HCW580 is older than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK by two years and older than the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK by three years. The Panasonic HCW580 is the same age as the Panasonic HCVX980EBK.

Less Popular

The Panasonic HCW580 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

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Panasonic HCVX980EBK

£399.00
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Panasonic HCVX980EBK

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Panasonic HCVX980EBK
18.91MP
20x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
4K
RESOLUTION
351g
1.5h
BATTERY LIFE
1,500x
(DIGITAL)
3"
SCREEN SIZE

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of £399.00 this camcorder is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic HCVX980EBK or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic camcorder.

Features We Love:
Time Lapse
Big total megapixels (18.91MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Has an image stabilizer
6784 x 3816 still image resolution (6784x3816|4992x2808|1920x1080|5472x3648|3984x2656|1728x1152|5216x3912|3808x2856|640x480)

A fully loaded and best selling 20x optical zoom, 351g video camera, with one of the highest image qualities around and an affordable price. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in flash, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

95
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
73
Value for Money
Good
76
Age
3 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire GoPro camcorder range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are excellent.

11 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic HCVX980EBK

47% Bigger Total Megapixels

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a 18.91MP camcorder. That's 6.15MP bigger than the Panasonic HCV770 (12.76MP), 10.34MP bigger than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK (8.57MP) and 16.4MP bigger than the Panasonic HCW580 (2.51MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Higher Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels, and so are the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK, which is 4 times higher maximum video resolution as the Panasonic HCV770 and the Panasonic HCW580 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

A Lot Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a 752.8mm maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HCV770 is only a 752mm maximum focal length camcorder (0.79999999999995mm shorter) and the Panasonic HCW580 is only a 103mm maximum focal length camcorder (649.8mm shorter). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

Full HD

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a Full HD camcorder (as are the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580), but the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

43% Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder, and so do the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK. That's 2.26MP higher than the Panasonic HCV770 (6.03MP) and 6.09MP higher than the Panasonic HCW580 (2.2MP). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Hugely Smaller Closest Focusing Distance

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK has a closest focusing distance of 0.03m (as does the Panasonic HCW580), but the Panasonic HCVX1EBK is a 0.1m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.07m bigger). More ...

'Closest Focusing Distance' indicates the closest distance that the camcorder can be from the subject to achieve a perfect focus. Any closer than this and the subject will be blurry.

A smaller focusing distance means that you can get closer to subjects while filming and still keep in full focus.

Built-in Flash

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK has a built-in flash, however the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580 do not have this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Remote Operation

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK supports remote operation, and so does the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, whereas the Panasonic HCV770, the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580 do not. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

Built-in Microphone

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK has a built-in microphone, and so do the Panasonic HCV770 and the Panasonic HCW580, but the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK do not. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

0.75h Longer Maximum Battery Life

Panasonic HCVX980EBK is 1.5h battery life (as does the Panasonic HCW580), but the Panasonic HCV770 is only a 1h battery life camcorder (0.5h shorter) and the Panasonic HCVX1EBK is only a 0.75h battery life camcorder (0.75h shorter). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Better Kagoo Score

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK has received a Kagoo Score of 84, however the Panasonic HCV770 scored 82, the Panasonic HCVX1EBK scored 83, the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK scored 82 and the Panasonic HCW580 scored 81.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic HCVX980EBK

Smaller Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a 20x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HCV770. That's 4x smaller than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK (24x) and 30x smaller than the Panasonic HCW580 (50x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

20% Heavier

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK has a weight of 351g, however the Panasonic HCV770 is a 353g camcorder (2g heavier), the Panasonic HCVX1EBK is a 428g camcorder (77g heavier), the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is a 450g camcorder (99g heavier) and the Panasonic HCW580 is a 264g camcorder (87g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Smaller Digital Zoom

Panasonic HCVX980EBK is only 1,500x (digital) (as does the Panasonic HCV770), but the Panasonic HCVX1EBK is a 70x (digital) camcorder (1,430x smaller), the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is a 250x (digital) camcorder (1,250x smaller) and the Panasonic HCW580 is a 3,000x (digital) camcorder (1,500x bigger). More ...

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a 30.8mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 1.3mm longer than the Panasonic HCV770 (29.5mm) and 2.8mm longer than the Panasonic HCW580 (28mm). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

Lower Maximum Aperture Number

Panasonic HCVX980EBK is only 1.8 maximum aperture value, and so do the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580. That's 1.8 lower than the Panasonic HCV770 (3.6). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

16% Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK has an effective megapixels (image) of 7MP, however the Panasonic HCV770 is a 6.03MP camcorder (0.97MP lower), the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK are both 8.29MP camcorders (1.29MP higher) and the Panasonic HCW580 is a 1.67MP camcorder (5.33MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More Expensive by £180

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK is £72 more expensive than the Panasonic HCV770 and £180 more expensive than the Panasonic HCW580.

Less Retailers

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK is only stocked by 6 sellers, whereas the Panasonic HCV770 is stocked by 8 retailers, the Panasonic HCVX1EBK is stocked by 7 stores and the Panasonic HCW580 is stocked by 10 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by Over Two Years

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK is two years older than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and three years older than the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK. The Panasonic HCVX980EBK is the same age as the Panasonic HCW580.

Less Popular

The Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

The cheapest price that we found for the HCVX980EBK in the United Kingdom is £399.00 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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Panasonic HCV770

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Panasonic HCV770

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Panasonic HCV770
12.76MP
20x
OPTICAL ZOOM
353g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
1h
BATTERY LIFE
3"
SCREEN SIZE
1,500x
(DIGITAL)
1h
VIDEO

The Panasonic HCV770 has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of £326.91 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic HCV770 or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12.76MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Has an image stabilizer
6528x3672 still image resolution (6528x3672|4736x2664|1920x1080|5472x3648|3984x2656|1728x1152|4896x3672|3264x2448|640x480)
Big digital zoom (1,500x)

A very popular and fully loaded 20x optical zoom, 353g camcorder, with average reviews and a low price. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camcorder it.

92
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
75
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Age
4 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Panasonic HCV770 has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Looking across the entire GoPro camcorder range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are also excellent.

5 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic HCV770

1.8 Higher Maximum Aperture Number

The Panasonic HCV770 has a maximum aperture number of 3.6, however the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCW580 are all only 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorders (1.8 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Full HD

The Panasonic HCV770 is Full HD, and so are the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCW580, however the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Built-in Microphone

The Panasonic HCV770 has a built-in microphone (as do the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCW580), however the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK do not have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HCV770 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), however the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK, the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580 do not. More ...

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the camcorder to wirelessly communicate with smartphones over very short distances (<1m).

NFC can be used to transfer videos and photos from your camcorder direct to your phone, where you can then share them with friends or upload to Facebook/Twitter/etc.

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The Panasonic HCV770 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

17 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic HCV770

30x Smaller Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HCV770 has an optical zoom of 20x (as does the Panasonic HCVX980EBK), whereas the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK are both 24x optical zoom camcorders (4x bigger) and the Panasonic HCW580 is a 50x optical zoom camcorder (30x bigger). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

89g Heavier

The Panasonic HCV770 is a 353g camcorder. That's 75g lighter than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK (428g), 2g heavier than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK (351g), 97g lighter than the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK (450g) and 89g heavier than the Panasonic HCW580 (264g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels

The Panasonic HCV770 has a total megapixels of 12.76MP, but the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK are both 8.57MP camcorders (4.19MP smaller), the Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a 18.91MP camcorder (6.15MP bigger) and the Panasonic HCW580 is a 2.51MP camcorder (10.25MP smaller). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HCV770 has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as is the Panasonic HCW580), however the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK have a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Vastly Smaller Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HCV770 has a digital zoom of 1,500x, and so does the Panasonic HCVX980EBK. That's 1,430x bigger than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK (70x), 1,250x bigger than the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK (250x) and 1,500x smaller than the Panasonic HCW580 (3,000x). More ...

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Panasonic HCV770 is only 752mm maximum focal length. That's 0.79999999999995mm shorter than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK (752.8mm) and 649mm longer than the Panasonic HCW580 (103mm). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

1.5mm Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Panasonic HCV770 is 29.5mm minimum focal length, but the Panasonic HCVX980EBK is a 30.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (1.3mm longer) and the Panasonic HCW580 is a 28mm minimum focal length camcorder (1.5mm shorter). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Panasonic HCV770 is a 6.03MP camcorder. That's 2.26MP lower than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK (8.29MP), 0.97MP lower than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK (7MP) and 4.36MP higher than the Panasonic HCW580 (1.67MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A Lot Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)

Panasonic HCV770 is only 6.03MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK are all 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorders (2.26MP higher) and the Panasonic HCW580 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.83MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Panasonic HCV770 does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Panasonic HCVX1EBK, the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580), however the Panasonic HCVX980EBK has this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Does Not Support Bluetooth

The Panasonic HCV770 does not support bluetooth (As does the the Panasonic HCVX1EBK), however the Panasonic HCVX980EBK, the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK and the Panasonic HCW580 do. More ...

'Bluetooth' indicates whether the camcorder supports bluetooth, a communication protocol frequently used with accessories such as wireless flash units.

34% Shorter Maximum Battery Life

The Panasonic HCV770 has a maximum battery life of 1h. That's 0.25h longer than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK (0.75h) and 0.5h shorter than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK and the Panasonic HCW580 (1.5h). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

A Bit Shorter Video Recording Time

The Panasonic HCV770 has a video recording time of 1h, but the Panasonic HCVX1EBK and the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK are both 1.05h video recording time camcorders (0.05h longer). More ...

'Video Recording Time' is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic HCV770 has received a Kagoo Score of 82, whereas the Panasonic HCVX1EBK scored 83 and the Panasonic HCVX980EBK scored 84.

£108 More Expensive

The Panasonic HCV770 is more expensive than the Panasonic HCW580 by £108.

Fewer Sellers

Only 8 shops sells the Panasonic HCV770, but 10 sellers sell the Panasonic HCW580. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over Three Years Older

The Panasonic HCV770 is older than the Panasonic HCVX1EBK by three years, older than the Panasonic HCVX980EBK by one year, older than the Panasonic HCVXF1EBK by four years and older than the Panasonic HCW580 by one year.

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