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Panasonic AG-HPX500 Camcorder

210MP 2/3 3.8kg Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Excellent brand
Good quality
Not good in terms of size

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Excellent Brand

We checked 338 expert and owner reviews (including 86 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has excellent reviews specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality

One customer mentioned that the Panasonic AG-HPX500 was good quality. mentioned nine years ago “Excellent image quality and color fidelity”.

Easy to Use the Menus

One Panasonic AG-HPX500 reviewer who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. Nine years ago wrote “11 gamma settings, four-channel audio input, incredible focus assist” in their review of this camcorder.

Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic AG-HPX500 reviewer who reviewed this camcorder considered that it had a good autofocus.

Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who purchased it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Nine years ago said “Small black-and-white viewfinder, slightly heavy for tapeless camera”.

Heavy and Bulky

One person who purchased it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Nine years ago said “Small black-and-white viewfinder, slightly heavy for tapeless camera”.

Very Heavy

The weight of the AG-HPX500 of 3.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The average weight of camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera is 580g.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the NEX-VG30 (1.4kg and higher rated), or the FDR-AX1 (£3,449) (2.4kg and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since July 2013.

Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic AG-HPX500 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other video cameras with an interchangeable lens currently available that you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the NEX-VG20, or the NEX-VG30 both from Sony.

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Full HD

Full HD

The AG-HPX500 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Image Sensor

2/3" Optical Sensor Size

The AG-HPX500 has a maximum optical sensor size of 2/3". That's over two times the optical sensor size of a 1.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Across all camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder the worst optical sensor size is 1.8" and the best is 1/1.3".

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210 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 210 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic bts aghpx500pj, panasonic aghpx500pj
Barcodes 0007.91871E+11, 00791871302965, 05025232426294, 05025232551002

Panasonic AG-HPX500 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic AG-HPX500 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 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 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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