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Panasonic HC-V160

£166.00
A good value for money and 3 year old 2.51 megapixel 1 camcorder
2.51MP 1" Yes 181g Jan 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Panasonic HC-V160 Review

Representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V160 number 9 across all camcorders.
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
73
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 93%. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, superior product quality and excellent design.
This Panasonic camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports HDMI
Very big digital zoom
Only 1" optical sensor size
Very small total megapixels

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £129.98 at PC World Business 12 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 76% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Panasonic HC-V160 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

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

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Some people who bought it considered that it was good value for money. Jabbawocky gave this camcorders a rating of 99 out of 100 and said this year “Good value”. In August Reviewer 88 and mentioned on Amazon “Great value for money” in their Panasonic HC-V160 review.

One Panasonic HC-V160 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Jabbawocky said in August “For the cost, its a great bargain”.

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Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Several Panasonic HC-V160 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. C. Torley wrote on Amazon in August this year “This camcorder is easy to use, light and has good quality filming” and scored it 99 out of 100. This month Great Expectations rated it 5 stars and said “Lovely - small and super quality” in their Panasonic HC-V160 review. Jabbawocky said in their review on Amazon “Picture quality is great, powerful zoom, clear”.

Users Report Nice Design

A few Panasonic HC-V160 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Brian wrote in his Panasonic HC-V160 review “Perfectly for still photo shots and cam corder looks pretty good, not mastered the sound as”.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. C. Torley mentioned in their Panasonic HC-V160 review on Amazon “This camcorder is easy to use, light and has good quality filming”. This year Reviewer 88 scored this camcorders 5 stars and said in their review of this camcorders on Amazon “Good simple to use video camcorder”.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

One customer who bought this camcorders thought it had a good zoom. This month Jabbawocky rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality is great, powerful zoom, clear and sharp”.


Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £166.00 it is cheaper than 66% of video cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic HC-V160 and the United Kingdom price of £166.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $179.99 (£233.90).

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Features

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 440x. The Panasonic HC-V160's digital zoom of 2,500x is very big compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 3% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-V160 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The HC-V160's total megapixels of only 2.51MP is quite small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 20% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 8.2MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 210MP.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HC-V160 does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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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 Panasonic HC-V160's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,650mm is in the longest 19% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-V160 of 38x is in the biggest 20% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The optical zooms of camcorders range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x.

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3968 X 2232 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HC-V160 is 3968 x 2232. That's 15% higher resolution than a 3200 x 2400 video camera, which is the most common resolution supported by camcorders. This Panasonic video camera also supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. Camcorders still image resolution range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V160 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The HC-V160 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 91% of camcorders which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V160 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HC-V160 does not have a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the HC-V160 of 181g is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Panasonic HC-V160 of only 2.7" is in the smallest 17% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released in January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232807628, 05025232807659

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