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HP F-500G Camcorder

2.1MP 460g CMOS Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Supports HDMI
Full HD
Very short battery life (max)

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was July 2013 when this HP camcorder was released.


Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 0.16666666666667 hours, the HP F-500G has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder. Across all the video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder the battery life (max) range from 0.083h to 150h, and the average battery life (max) is 13h.

There are a number of other 0.16666666666667h battery life video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the HP F-500 (£29.37).

If this camcorder battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to look at the Zoom Q4 (£199.99) (3h and higher rated), or the Canon Legria HF R56 (145h and higher rated).

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HP F-500G is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years also are Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Panasonic HDC-TM900 which both of have better reviews.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HP F-500G supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available including the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Sony HDR-XR200 (£799) which both of have better reviews.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

At 460 grams, the HP F-500G is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera. The weights of video cameras of this spec and age range from 57g to 3.9kg.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-XR200 (£799) (470g and higher rated), or the HP F-500 (£29.37) (455g and higher rated).

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The HP F-500G features USB connectivity, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Night Mode

The HP F-500G has a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also have a night mode.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with a night mode currently available including the Canon Legria HF M52 which has better reviews.

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Features Photo Mode

The HP F-500G features photo mode, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The HP F-500G has a built-in microphone. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Lens System

Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder is 4.5. The HP F-500G has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers (only 1.9) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 3.8 millimeters, the HP F-500G has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 1.9, the HP F-500G has one of the higher minimum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras of this type and age range from 1.1 to 3.1, and the average minimum aperture number is 1.8.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 3.8 millimeters, the HP F-500G has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder range from 2.3mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 32mm.

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Focusing

Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

At 1.5 meters, the HP F-500G has a quite big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The smallest closest focusing distance of small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.0005m, the biggest is 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.78m.

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Image Sensor

2.1 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.1 megapixels sensor camcorder.

We compared all the other 2.1MP sensor camcorders to this camcorder and we think the HP F-500 (£29.37) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a video camera with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the Zoom Q4 (£199.99) (3MP and higher rated), or the Canon Legria HF R56 (3.2MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp f500g
Barcodes 00000022425139, 04711148721653

HP F-500G Review Sources

To prepare this HP F-500G review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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