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Panasonic HC-V180 Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 211g MOS BSI Jan 2016
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18 Reasons For

Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Malcolm S. said in his review of this camcorders “Excellent resolution, easy to use”. One person considered that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer and mentioned in their review this month “It has a couple of fun settings for filming and the zoom button is a great sliding one”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote “Is very easy to set up”.

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Panasonic Has Good Video Camera Reviews

On average Panasonic small total megapixels video cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all camcorders produced by Panasonic.

Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “All round, pretty good quality for its price- sound could be better” in their review of this camcorders and rated the product 4 stars.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Amazon Customer said in August “All round, pretty good quality for its price- sound could be better” in their Panasonic HC-V180 review.

Reasonably Priced

One Panasonic HC-V180 owner who purchased the Panasonic HC-V180 considered that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon this month “All round, pretty good quality for its price- sound could be better”.

Good Quality Lens

One person said in their reviews that this camcorders had a good zoom. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Panasonic HC-V180 on Amazon this year “It has a couple of fun settings for filming and the zoom button is a great sliding one”.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the HC-V180 has an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V180, the HC-V180 has an HDMI.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of camcorders of this age and spec is 33x. With an optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V180 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V180.

There are a number of alternative 50x (optical) camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price].

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Light

The weights of camcorders of this age and spec range from 210g to 2.4kg, and the average weight is 510g. When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V180 that we have checked the weight of, the HC-V180's weight of only 211 grams is one of the lightest.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon Vixia HF R62[plb_2905136_price] (240g).

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HC-V180 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most camcorders that are a comparable age to it support an SD compatible memory cards. This Panasonic video camera 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).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

An SD compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V180, the HC-V180 has a built-in display.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 480p|720p|1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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4224 X 2376 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HC-V180 is 4224 x 2376 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution. Small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year maximum image resolutions range from 1920 x 1080 pixels (worst) to 3680 x 2760 pixels (best).

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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3408 X 2272 Still Image Resolution(s)

The HC-V180 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3408 x 2272. That's over twenty-five times the still image resolution of a 640 x 480 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-V180. 640 x 480 is also supported by this Panasonic camcorder. In addition, this video camera support still image resolution(s)s of 4224 x 2376, 1920 x 1080 and 1728 x 1152 and 3136 x 2352.

This video camera's still image resolution (3408 x 2272) is actually the best supported still image resolution amongst all comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HC-V180.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst supported still image resolution across similar types of video camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The HC-V180 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-V180. The white balances "Cloudy", "Indoor" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the HC-V180 is not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V180 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Panasonic HC-V180 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The HC-V180 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 1.25 hours) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The average battery life (max) of small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-V180 is 3.3h.

Camcorders with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth looking at include the HF R706[pl_3935505_price] (2.55h), the Legria HF R78[pl_3192650_price] (2.9h), or the Legria HF G40[pl_3192648_price] (4.35h) all from Canon.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the HC-V180 has a very small display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V180. The display diagonals of small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-V180 range from 2.7" to 3.5".

There are a number of other 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price].

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Not 3D

The HC-V180 is not 3D. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V180 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V180 do not have a night mode. The HC-V180 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the Panasonic HC-V180 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V180, the HC-V180 does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V180 the effective megapixels (image)s range from 1.6MP to 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.1MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 1.67 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V180 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image)s amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V180

Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera was released over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 500 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V180 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-V180.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Legria HF R78[pl_3192650_price] (1,140x), or the HF R706[pl_3935505_price] (1,140x) both from Canon.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
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
Shutter
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
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
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
USB Charging

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232836772, 05025232836789

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