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Panasonic HC-V270EB

£179.99
A passable value for money 2.51MP 1 camcorder with adequate features but high running costs
2.51MP 1" Yes 216g Jul 2013
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Panasonic HC-V270EB Review

With average features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V270EB number 78 across all camcorders.
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Why Has it Scored 60?

It has not bad user reviews with an average user rating of 78%. Canon video cameras 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 2017.
Customers report good quality lens, design and excellent product quality. However they also report sub-standard battery life and that it is difficult to use.
This Panasonic camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a wireless connection
Very big digital zoom
Quite short battery life (max)
Not waterproof

Panasonic HC-V270EB In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

A number of people mentioned that this camcorders had a good zoom. Drew S. mentioned in his Panasonic HC-V270EB review “Does the job perfectly, zoom is excellent”. A few weeks ago Htk Member wrote on Amazon “Means hand-held is fine Excellent Optical Zoom Excellent optics - this is a good lens Really tiny & light - plenty of cases will fit this in! Charges via USB.”. Ms. L. J. Sargent said on Amazon “The zoom is so much better.” but gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Excellent Brand

We checked 385 expert and owner reviews (including 98 verified purchases) for Panasonic video cameras and found that on average Panasonic has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Nice Design

Two Panasonic HC-V270EB owners mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic HC-V270EB was good looking. Htk Member scored the Panasonic HC-V270EB 4 stars and mentioned “However it is generally pretty basic for recordings that may be edited later”.

A number of Panasonic HC-V270EB owners considered that the Panasonic HC-V270EB was smooth. A few weeks ago Htk Member mentioned in their review of the Panasonic HC-V270EB “Foto) Smooth picture & sound - no interference Works brilliantly on even a desktop tripod”. Htk Member also mentioned “The AVCHD is very smooth - Panasonic & Sony developed this together”.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

A number of customers who purchased it thought it was good quality. This year Rusty Pumper wrote in his review of this camcorders on Amazon “Fantastic zoom, great picture quality and Image stabiliser, excellent value for money”. Rusty Pumper also wrote “Fantastic zoom and picture quality, image stabiliser is very good when filming whilst walking, really small, truly is a palmcorder”. T. W. Munns mentioned in their review on Amazon “Great camcorder, quality unit, easy to use”.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

A few Panasonic HC-V270EB reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. A few weeks ago Rusty Pumper mentioned in his review “Fantastic zoom, great picture quality and Image stabiliser, excellent value for money” and rated the product 99 out of 100.

One Panasonic HC-V270EB owner who bought it thought it was cheap.

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Users Report Poor Battery Life

A number of Panasonic HC-V270EB reviewers said in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life. In August last year Djgreenuk wrote in their review on Amazon “That's it poor battery live -”. This month Htk Member wrote “It will still be muffled, even indoors Feels a bit too light & small to last very long Battery life is poor” in their Panasonic HC-V270EB review.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

One Panasonic HC-V270EB reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good depth.

Customers Report That it is Difficult to Use

A number of Panasonic HC-V270EB owners concluded that it was not easy to use the menus. Djgreenuk and wrote “My only complaint (hence the 3 stars) is that the menus are woeful to navigate” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V270EB. In August Widget wrote on Amazon “Woeful menus” in their review of this camcorders and scored it 60 out of 100. Widget also said “The menu is so annoying, I'll go elsewhere”.

Users Report That it is Robust

One customer thought the Panasonic HC-V270EB was well made. Htk Member mentioned on Amazon “In full-sun it struggles For a company that has built the utterly outstanding GH4 (micro four-thirds) camera with, essentially, professional quality video, I was expecting budget performance.” in their review of this camcorders.

Users Report Superior Technical Guidance

One person considered that the product had good technical guidance. Ms. L. J. Sargent mentioned in their Panasonic HC-V270EB review “The Panasonic is manual shutter opener too, so you are left with keeping the lense closed or open to the elements for that quick shot.” yet only rated this camcorders 3 stars.

Users Report Excellent Connectivity

One Panasonic HC-V270EB reviewer who bought the product considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. In August this year Htk Member said “Runs full-time on USB if wanted Dynamic range poorer than the Sony Stills are nothing special (says 10mp” and scored the product 80 out of 100.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £179.99 it is cheaper than 64% of video cameras.


Features

Has a Wireless Connection

The HC-V270EB has a wireless connection. 87% of camcorders do not have a wireless connection.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of all video cameras is 52h, with the shortest being 0.083h and the longest being 8,700h. The HC-V270EB's battery life (max) of only 0.167h is very short compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 2% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-V270EB is not waterproof, although this is within the context that 89% of video cameras are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Panasonic HC-V270EB of only 2.51MP is in the smallest 20% of all video cameras when ordered 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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Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of video cameras is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 450x. The HC-V270EB's digital zoom of 3,000x is in the biggest 2% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Panasonic HC-V270EB of 216g is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 41% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Auto Focus

The HC-V270EB features auto focus, unlike 89% of video cameras which do not feature auto focus.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-V270EB supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V270EB is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The HC-V270EB's display diagonal of only 2.64" is quite small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 14% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of camcorders range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The HC-V270EB supports a maximum still image resolution of 4224 x 2376. That's 31% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 3200 x 2400. The best resolution of all video cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Panasonic HC-V270EB of 50x is in the biggest 10% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average optical zoom of all video cameras is 26x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 78x.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Features Photo Mode

The Panasonic HC-V270EB features photo mode, unlike 76% of video cameras which do not feature photo mode.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-V270EB supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V270EB has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

The HC-V270EB's maximum aperture number of only 1.8 is in the lowest 4% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HC-V270EB has a built-in flash, which is unusual. 86% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Features Manual Focus

The HC-V270EB features manual focus. 88% of video cameras do not feature manual focus.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the video cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 1.8mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. The Panasonic HC-V270EB's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 103mm is in the longest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V270EB features wi-Fi. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The HC-V270EB's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 2mm is very short compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 2% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 790mm.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-V270EB in July 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv270ebk
Barcodes 05025232807741

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