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54

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Panasonic HCV130EBR

£149.99
An average value for money and 3 year old 2.51 megapixel 1 camcorder
2.51MP 1" Yes 181g Jul 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Panasonic HC-V130 Review

Representing good value for money, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V130 number 25 in best selling camcorders and number 101 across all camcorders.
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Good
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

Panasonic video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Quite low minimum aperture number
Does not have a microphone in
Only 1" optical sensor size

Panasonic HC-V130 Video Reviews


Panasonic HC-V130 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

We checked 382 user and expert reviews (including 98 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has excellent ratings specifically for its camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £149.99 it is cheaper than 69% of video cameras.


Features

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V130 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Microphone in

Like most other video cameras, the HC-V130 does not have a microphone in. 77% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the HC-V130 of only 1.8 is in the lowest 14% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Average Weight

The weight of the HC-V130 of 181g is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 1% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HC-V130 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth noting that 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic HC-V130 of 100x is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V130 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-V130 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 780mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HC-V130 of 1,650mm is in the longest 18% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The HC-V130's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 24% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

Like most other camcorders, the HC-V130 does not support bluetooth. 97% of camcorders do not support bluetooth.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The HC-V130's optical zoom of 38x is quite big compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 20% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the video cameras the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 29mm, with the shortest being 1.8mm and the longest being 110mm. The HC-V130's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32.9mm is quite long compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 24% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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3968 X 2232 Still Image Resolution

The HC-V130 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3968 x 2232. That's 15% higher resolution than a 3200 x 2400 camcorder, which is the most common resolution supported by camcorders. This video camera also supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. The resolution of all camcorders ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The HC-V130 does not feature wi-Fi, although keep in mind that 77% of camcorders also do not feature wi-Fi.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP. The total megapixels of the Panasonic HC-V130 of only 2.51MP is in the smallest 20% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most other camcorders, the HC-V130 does not have a built-in flash. 86% of camcorders do not have a built-in flash.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since July 2014.


Product Identifiers

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

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