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Panasonic HC-V130
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Panasonic HCV130EBR Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 181g MOS Mar 2014
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15 Reasons For

Panasonic Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Panasonic is one of the better rated video camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its small total megapixels video cameras.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HC-V130 has an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V130 also have an HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price], and the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5[plb_2407370_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V130 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V130.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] which is cheaper.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Panasonic HC-V130 supports a better memory card type than most small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most camcorders of a similar age and type to it support an SD compatible memory cards. This camcorder also supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. 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 amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-V130.

A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera.

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

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Very Light

With a weight of only 181 grams, the HC-V130 is one of the lighter small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V130 have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-V130 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HC-V130.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price], or the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5[plb_2407370_price] which is cheaper.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The HC-V130 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) (2.12 megapixels) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The effective megapixels (movie)s of small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V130 range from 0.41MP to 1,300,000MP.

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3968 X 2232 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HC-V130 is 3968 x 2232 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. The maximum image resolution of all camcorders of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 4224 x 2376 pixels.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has an EXIF|JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Three White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the HC-V130 is more than most camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V130. The white balances "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080| 3968 x 2232, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V130 are not Full HD. The HC-V130 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HC-V130 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V130 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V130 have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 800x. At only 100 times zoom factor, the HC-V130 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V130.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V160[plb_2749040_price] (2,500x and cheaper).

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Panasonic HC-V130 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst video cameras of this age. The smallest display diagonal of small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V130 is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3".

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Panasonic HC-V130 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC and MP4 are also supported by this Panasonic video camera.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-V130 does not have a night mode. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the HC-V130 is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-V130 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V130, the HC-V130 does not have a built-in projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V130

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Optical Zoom

At 38 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V130 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
GPS (satellite)
Geotagging
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv130, panasonic hcv130e, panasonic hcv130eb, panasonic hcv130ef, panasonic hcv130ebr, panasonic hcv130efk, panasonic hcv130ebk
Barcodes 05025232771370, 05025232771387, 05025232771417, 05025232771424

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