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Panasonic HC-V160EC

Panasonic HC-V160EC
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A fully featured but 3 year old 38x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
38x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Feb 2015
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Panasonic HC-V160EC Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V160EC number 251 across all camcorders.
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
3 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 93%. HP camcorders 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 video cameras 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, superior product quality and nice design.
This Panasonic camcorder has some great features:
Very light
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
3968 x 2232 still image resolution

Panasonic HC-V160EC In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 417 expert and user reviews (including 132 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users 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 Good 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”.

Users Report That 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”.

Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-V160EC in February 2015.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the Panasonic HC-V160EC of only 2.51MP is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 20% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Light

The HC-V160EC's weight of only 181g is lighter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lighter than 75% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the HC-V160EC of only 0.172" is smaller than 92% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of video cameras range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the HC-V160EC of 38x is in the biggest 15% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V160EC has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all camcorders is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9". The HC-V160EC's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 82% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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3968 X 2232 Still Image Resolution

The HC-V160EC supports a maximum still image resolution of 3968 x 2232. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by camcorders. Across all video cameras the best resolution is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-V160EC's digital zoom of only 100x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 65% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The HC-V160EC does not support HDMI, unlike most other video cameras. 70% of camcorders support HDMI.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V160EC has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The HC-V160EC has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 91% of camcorders which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the HC-V160EC does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V160EC is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Camcorders have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 58mm and 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm. The HC-V160EC's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,650mm is longer than 78% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hcv160epk, hcv160egk, hcv160ec, hcv160ek

Barcodes:

04056572646456, 05025232807628, 05025232807642, 05025232807659

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