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Panasonic HC-V270
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Panasonic HCV270EFK Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 216g MOS BSI Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The Intelligent 90x Zoom brings distant subjects right up close. And the Level Shot function and 5-axis hand-shake detection maintain image beauty. The Wi-Fi function enables easy connection,... More
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11 Reasons For

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic has good average reviews for its small total megapixels video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 3,000 times zoom factor, the HC-V270 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V270. Across all the camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V270 the digital zooms range from 4x to 3,000x.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V270, the Panasonic HC-V270 has an HDMI.

We compared all the other video cameras with an HDMI to this video camera and we think cheaper video cameras such as the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-V270 of 50 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V270. Small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-V270 have optical zooms of between 10x and 50x.

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Very Light

The average weight of video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V270 is 510g, and the weights range from 210g to 2.4kg. The Panasonic HC-V270 is quite light (only 216 grams) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V270.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Panasonic HC-V270 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most camcorders that were released one year ago support an SD compatible memory cards. This 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 in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V270.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Panasonic HC-V270 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including cheaper camcorders such as the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price].

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4224 X 2376 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Panasonic HC-V270 is 4224 x 2376 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst maximum image resolution of all small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the best is 3680 x 2760 pixels.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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3408 X 2272 Still Image Resolution(s)

The highest still image resolution supported by the HC-V270 is 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 small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V270. 640 x 480 is also supported by this Panasonic video camera. This video camera also support still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080 and 1728 x 1152 and 3136 x 2352.

A 3408 x 2272 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-V270.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst supported still image resolution amongst similar types of camcorder.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the HC-V270 is more than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Indoor" and "Sunny" are also found on this camcorder.

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8 Reasons Against

£30.00 Price Increase

In the last 14 days the price of the HC-V270 has increased by £30.00.

Not Full HD

Most small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V270 are not Full HD. The HC-V270 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V270, the HC-V270 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the HC-V270 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V270. The display diagonals of small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V270 range from 2.7" to 3.5".

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] (3" and cheaper).

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V270 are not 3D. The Panasonic HC-V270 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HC-V270 do not have a night mode. The HC-V270 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 camcorders of this age and spec, the HC-V270 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V270 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have a built-in projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V270

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this small total megapixels video camera was released.

1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to 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
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
USB Charging

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 24 March 2015 by Amauch
Amauch would recommend the Panasonic HC-V270

This camera is our first digital video camera that we have ever had . Our original VHS camera was extremely outdated and needed to be replaced, this camera was great for features included and our... Read more…

Great Picture Quality
Great Zoom
Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Poor In Low Light
Poor Still Image
No External Mic Input
Poor Sound
Power Button Is Tiny

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232807680, 05025232807697, 05025232807741

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