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Panasonic HC-V250

Panasonic HC-V250
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A fully featured and gigantic optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Feb 2014
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Panasonic HC-V250 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V250 number 256 across all camcorders.
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
4 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 85%. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras 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, excellent product quality and that it is a good size.
This Panasonic camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Has a night mode
4224 x 2376 still image resolution
Intelligent 90x zoom / optical 50x zoom
Power o.i.s
One-Touch connection with NFC
Baby monitor

Panasonic HC-V250 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Six people who reviewed this camcorders wrote that it was a bargain for the price. D Deacon wrote “Good cheap camcorder” in their review. D Deacon also wrote “There are lots of good cheap ones”. This month Fj and wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 “So, I hunted for a cheap HD camcorder with image stabilisation”.

Some Panasonic HC-V250 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this camcorders was cheap. R. Patel wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 “The HC-V250EB is a good budget camcorder” and rated this camcorders 4 stars. Reviewser said on Amazon two years ago “Very good budget video camcorder”. Reviewser also said “This is a budget camcorder so I'm not totally surprised to be honest”.

Four customers reckoned that the Panasonic HC-V250 was good value for money. Last year Doctor Medo wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 “Best camcorder in that price range with all what you want for that price” and gave the Panasonic HC-V250 a score of 5 stars. Michael B. mentioned in August this year “Good value item at this knock down price” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. R. Patel wrote two years ago “As certain camcorders have good IS at this price level”.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

Several Panasonic HC-V250 owners concluded that the product was good quality. Andrew Ross mentioned in his Panasonic HC-V250 review on Amazon “Picture quality fantastic”. Fj said on Amazon this year “The camera copes with the sports action without any issue whatsoever, with consistently great image quality” in their review of this camcorders and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Kindle Customer said on Amazon “Superb little camcorder with a high quality video definition” in their review of this camcorders.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

A few customers who reviewed it wrote that it was compact. Kindle Customer said on Amazon “Love the way it is really compact, extremely light”. Mr. A. C. Beale mentioned on Amazon “If you want a light and compact high quality point” in their review. Persepolis said “Very compact” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person said in their reviews that the product was a good size. R. Patel mentioned on Amazon “I like it very much, good size and quality” in their Panasonic HC-V250 review.

One Panasonic HC-V250 owner who reviewed the Panasonic HC-V250 thought it was a good body shape. In August last year Mr. A. C. Beale rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their Panasonic HC-V250 review “It is very easy to operate and has just a few function buttons on the body, making it simple to use”.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was a good depth. R. Patel wrote on Amazon two years ago “It has nice clarity and depth in the surroundings”.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. In August this year Amazon Customer said “A good easy to use camcorder”. D Deacon wrote on Amazon two years ago “Easy and fun to use” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250. Eve said in her Panasonic HC-V250 review “He finds it easy to use for basic recording functions”.

A few customers who bought the Panasonic HC-V250 thought it had a touch sensitive screen. D Deacon wrote in their review “The LCD is a touch sensitive one and seems a little less cluttered”. Dolphin said “The LCD monitor is touch-sensitive, enabling easy access to menu settings” in their Panasonic HC-V250 review.

One person thought it had a good interface. Reviewser said on Amazon “The thing is, if you're buying this kind of camcorder you aren't expecting the best screen, or the best interface, what you want is good video at a budget”. One customer said that the Panasonic HC-V250 was easy to setup. Davec2003 said “The Wi-Fi mode is extremely easy to set up”.

One Panasonic HC-V250 reviewer concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago R. Patel scored it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The touch screen is responsive and the menus and adjustments are all well laid out”.

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Users Report a Good Quality Lens

A number of Panasonic HC-V250 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had a good lens. D Deacon mentioned on Amazon “And a good lens it is too” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250. Davec2003 wrote two years ago “Learning something new about it everyday like the built in lens cover” in their review.

A few people who reviewed the Panasonic HC-V250 concluded that it had a good zoom. Two years ago D Deacon wrote on Amazon “It has a 50x optical zoom and a 90x digital” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 and scored the Panasonic HC-V250 4 stars. Michael B. wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Takes good videos and has a great zoom” and gave the Panasonic HC-V250 a rating of 80 out of 100.

One Panasonic HC-V250 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it had a good autofocus. Persepolis and wrote on Amazon “Colour reproduction is alright, auto focus works well when zooming in/out (although will sometimes focus on something you don't want it to” in their review.

One customer said in their reviews that this camcorders had a good image stabiliser. Fj mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “So, I hunted for a cheap HD camcorder with image stabilisation and good reviews” in their review.

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Panasonic Video Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 417 expert and owner reviews (including 132 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

Five Panasonic HC-V250 reviewers who reviewed the Panasonic HC-V250 thought it was well made. Davec2003 said “It will take some time to know all the settings and learning something new about it everyday like the built in lens cover” in their review. Mr Allan a Mccorquodale wrote on Amazon “Well made” in his review. Persepolis wrote on Amazon “Nice build quality despite being all plastic” in their review of this camcorders.

Users Report Great Technical Guidance

Several customers who bought the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Dolphin wrote on Amazon “Reference to the full manual will help you to get the most out of the item”. Dolphin also wrote “The basic printed operating instructions were sufficient initially whilst getting used to the camera”.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some people considered that it had a good screen. Mr. A. C. Beale wrote in their review of this camcorders on Amazon “There are more substantial functions within the menu system (via the LCD screen), which is fairly easy to access”. Persepolis said in their review of this camcorders two years ago “The screen adequate” and rated the product 4 stars. R. Patel and said in their review of this camcorders “You have easy access via the screen, I took it out in the garden”.

Users Report Good Battery Life

A number of customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Persepolis wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 “Battery life is decent”. Phil mentioned in his review of the Panasonic HC-V250 on Amazon “The battery provided gives adequate recording time which is something I was looking for when I decided to replace my old camera” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Users Report Excellent Design

Several Panasonic HC-V250 owners thought it was good looking. Two years ago Jenny wrote on Amazon “I must say that the lightings in that court were pretty good though”. Reviewser said “With 60x optical zoom and a further 30x digital zoom the camera is actually pretty capable” in their Panasonic HC-V250 review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Kindle Customer wrote last year “Love the way it is really compact, extremely light and has some nice features such as in built lens cover, touch screen, smart app remote control” in their Panasonic HC-V250 review.

Users Report Good Connectivity

One person who bought the product wrote that it was wifi compatible. Davec2003 wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 on Amazon “The Wi-Fi mode is extremely easy to set up”.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic HC-V250 reviewer who purchased this camcorders considered that it was noisy. Persepolis said in their review of the Panasonic HC-V250 on Amazon “Even in low lighting there is minimal noise”.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camcorder was released in February 2014.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The HC-V250's total megapixels of only 2.51MP is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 79% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The HC-V250's optical zoom of 50x is in the biggest 6% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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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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Average Weight

The weight of the HC-V250 of 216g is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 64% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The HC-V250's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 14% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V250 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Has a Night Mode

The HC-V250 has a night mode, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have a night mode.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V250 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4224 x 2376. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080. Across all camcorders the best resolution is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HC-V250 of 150x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 54% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-V250 supports HDMI, as do 70% 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-V250's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 80% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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

The Panasonic HC-V250's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,740mm is longer than 83% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. 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.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V250 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-V250 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-V250 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-V250 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic HC-V250 of only 28mm is shorter than 69% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 10mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcv250eps, panasonic 141mp, info hcv250ebk, TX-L47ET50B

Barcodes:

05025232670246, 05025232726189, 05025232771271, 05025232771301, 05025232771318, 05025232771325, 05025232771349, 05054230893586

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