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Panasonic HCV130EBR Camcorder

£149.99
2.51MP 1/5 181g Jul 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Full HD
Only 1" optical sensor size
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Panasonic Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

Based on 338 expert and user reviews, Panasonic has excellent reviews for its camcorders. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market since July 2014.


Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the HC-V130 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera. Across all the similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 38 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V130 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-V270EB (£179.99) (50x).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V130 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic HC-V160 (£129.98) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Other camcorders which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HC-V270EB (£179.99).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The HC-V130 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 100 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. The digital zooms of camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 760x.

If you would prefer a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-V160 (£129.98) (2,500x and cheaper).

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 1,000mm. The HC-V130 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (1,646 millimeter) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-V130 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also are Full HD.

Other Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper video cameras such as the Panasonic HC-V160 (£129.98).

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-V270EB (£179.99).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Panasonic HC-V130 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years also support HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available including the Panasonic HC-V160 (£129.98) which is cheaper.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think the Panasonic HC-V270EB (£179.99) is also worth considering.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Panasonic HC-V130 has a composite video out, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HC-V130 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HC-V130 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support PictBridge.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The average effective megapixels (movie) of small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 2MP, and the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 4.5MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.12 megapixels, the HC-V130 has one of the higher effective megapixels (movie) amongst video cameras of this age.

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2.51 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.51 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The weights of small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera range from 57g to 3.9kg. The HC-V130 is quite light (only 181 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-V130 does not feature wi-Fi, unlike most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago which feature wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder, the HC-V130 does not support bluetooth.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The Panasonic HC-V130 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Panasonic HC-V130 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The HC-V130 does not have a built-in light, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the HC-V130 does not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HC-V130 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V130 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other 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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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HC-V130 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Still Image

3968 X 2232 Pixels Image Resolution

The HC-V130 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3968 x 2232 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of the most common maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder the best maximum image resolution is 4224 x 2376 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 3968 x 2232|1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution(s) on camcorders of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv130ebr, panasonic hcv130efk, panasonic hcv130ebk
Barcodes 05025232771370, 05025232771387

Panasonic HC-V130 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic HC-V130 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 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 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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