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Panasonic AG-HPX500
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Panasonic AG-HPX500 Camcorder

3.8kg CCD Jul 2013
Weight Sensor Type Interchangeable Lens Built-In Display Release Date
Outstanding Cost-to-Performance and Superb 2/3 type Quality - a P2HD Camera Recorder for Video Professionals - Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) function- APT (Advanced Progressive... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average video cameras manufactured by Panasonic are rated 80%, which is in the top 36% of all camcorder brands that we have looked at.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Eight years ago Eventdv.net wrote “Excellent image quality and color fidelity” in their Panasonic AG-HPX500 review.

Good Quality Lens

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

Easy to Use

One Panasonic AG-HPX500 reviewer who purchased it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Eventdv.net wrote “11 gamma settings, four-channel audio input, incredible focus assist” in their review.

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The AG-HPX500 has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the AG-HPX500 which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-HPX500, the AG-HPX500 has a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in display to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] is also worth considering.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was not heavy and bulky. Eventdv.net mentioned “Small black-and-white viewfinder, slightly heavy for tapeless camera”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the AG-HPX500 do not have an image stabilizer. The AG-HPX500 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the AG-HPX500, the Panasonic AG-HPX500 does not have an HDMI.

Alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI that you might want to consider include the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the AG-HPX500, the AG-HPX500 is not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the AG-HPX500 are not waterproof. The Panasonic AG-HPX500 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago are not 3D. The AG-HPX500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-HPX500, the Panasonic AG-HPX500 does not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The AG-HPX500 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the AG-HPX500 also do not have a built-in projector.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ420E[pl_1583936_price], or the HDR-PJ820[pl_2109593_price] both from Sony.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic AG-HPX500 has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most camcorders that were released around the same time as it. Most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) is actually the worst maximum video resolution across all camcorders of this type and age.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is the best maximum video resolution across similar types of video camera.

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Heavy

Video cameras of a similar age and spec to the AG-HPX500 have weights of between 59g and 7.5kg. At 3.8 kilograms, the AG-HPX500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the AG-HPX500.

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1 Other reason to consider the Panasonic AG-HPX500

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the AG-HPX500 over three years ago.

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Camcorder Media Type
Display
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide

Expert Reviews

9 January 2008

One of Panasonic?s newest cameras in its P2 family is the HPX500. Designed for electronic news gathering (ENG) but suitable to a range of pro video work, this camera offers many features that will... Read more…

Thirty-two recording formats in HD and SD
2 recording technology, "native" frame rates
11 gamma settings, four-channel audio input, incredible focus assist, and excellent image quality and color fidelity
Small black-and-white viewfinder, slightly heavy for tapeless camera

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic aghpx500, panasonic aghpx500p, panasonic aghpx500pj, panasonic bts aghpx500, panasonic bts aghpx500p, panasonic bts aghpx500pj
Barcodes 0007.91871E+11, 00791871302965, 05025232426294, 05025232551002

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