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Panasonic HC-V270EB Review
|4 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 73?
It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 78%. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
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 camcorders 2018.
Customers report good quality lens, design and good product quality. However they also report sub-standard battery life and that it is difficult to use.
This Panasonic camcorder has some great features:
Panasonic HC-V270EB In-Depth Analysis
Users 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.
Customers 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”.
Very Good Brand
We checked 413 owner and expert reviews (including 124 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 87% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Customers Report Good 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.
Users Report Sub-Standard 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”.
Customers 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 Helpful 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.
Customers 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.
Released Over Four Years Ago
Panasonic released the HC-V270EB in July 2013.
Very Small Total Megapixels
The total megapixels of the Panasonic HC-V270EB of only 2.51MP is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.
Very Small Optical Sensor Size
The optical sensor size of the HC-V270EB of only 0.172" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 89% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest optical sensor size of video cameras is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38".
Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 580g. The weight of the HC-V270EB of only 216g is lighter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is lighter than 65% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom
The smallest optical zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The HC-V270EB's optical zoom of 50x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 94% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
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.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The HC-V270EB has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
Shorter Than Average Maximum Battery Life
Across all the camcorders the battery life (max) range from 0.16h to 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The HC-V270EB's maximum battery life of only 0.167h is shorter than 99% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
Very Big Digital Zoom
The HC-V270EB's digital zoom of 3,000x is in the biggest 2% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.
4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution
The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HC-V270EB is 4224 x 2376. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. The best resolution of all video cameras is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.
The HC-V270EB supports HDMI, as do 69% of camcorders.
Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of all video cameras is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9". The HC-V270EB's display diagonal of only 2.64" is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 14% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The Panasonic HC-V270EB supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Across all the video cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 10mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 32mm. The Panasonic HC-V270EB's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 103mm is very long compared to most other video cameras. It is longer than 99% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
The HC-V270EB features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.
The HC-V270EB is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.
Features Auto Focus
The HC-V270EB features auto focus. 89% of video cameras do not feature auto focus.
Has a Built-In Flash
The Panasonic HC-V270EB has a built-in flash, which is unusual. 86% of camcorders do not have a built-in flash.
Features Manual Focus
The HC-V270EB features manual focus, which is unusual. 88% of video cameras do not feature manual focus.
Features Photo Mode
The HC-V270EB features photo mode, which is unusual. 79% of video cameras do not feature photo mode.
Has a Wireless Connection
The HC-V270EB has a wireless connection, which is unusual. 90% of camcorders do not have a wireless connection.
The HC-V270EB is not waterproof, although keep in mind that 91% of video cameras are also not waterproof.