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Panasonic HC-V270EB

Panasonic HC-V270EB Camcorder

£269.99
£209.99 £60.00 cheaper than 59 days ago
216g CMOS 50x Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
The Panasonic HC-V270EB-K Traditional Camcorder offers exceptional zoom, advanced image stabilisation and high quality recording for both videos and still photos. Close-up shooting Thanks to... More
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21 Reasons For

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.

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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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”.

Reasonably 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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Panasonic Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked the user and expert reviews of hundreds of video cameras to determine an average rating for each camcorder manufacturer. On average video cameras made by Panasonic have good reviews from experts and owners.

Good Size

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

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.

Good Support

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.

Good 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.

Very Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 3,000 times zoom factor, the HC-V270EB has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The average digital zoom of video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V270EB is 320x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 3,000x.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the HC-V270EB has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Camcorders of this age and type have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V270EB is Full HD, unlike most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago which are not Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HC-V270EB has an HDMI, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age do not have an HDMI.

Alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V270EB has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other video cameras of this age and spec which do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price] is also worth considering.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HC-V270EB supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This Panasonic camcorder also support sd and sdhc and sdxc compatible memory cardss. 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 across all camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V270EB.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is Not supported.

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

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion battery technology, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V270EB is 1.5", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 3.6". The HC-V270EB has a fairly large viewfinder screen size (2.6377967 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-V270EB.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V270EB, the Panasonic HC-V270EB has a built-in display.

Other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1.1 to 4. The HC-V270EB has one of the lower minimum aperture numbers (only 1.8) amongst camcorders of this age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Six White Balances

The HC-V270EB has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V270EB. The white balances "cloudy", "sunny", "White set", "Indoor1" and "Indoor2 (TTL system)" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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14 Reasons Against

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.

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”.

Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of video cameras of this age and spec range from 0.083h to 5h, and the average battery life (max) is 1.9h. The HC-V270EB has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 0.16666666666667 hours) amongst camcorders of this age.

We compared this video camera to all the other 0.16666666666667h battery life video cameras and we think the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price] (2h and higher rated).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HC-V270EB do not have an interchangeable lens. The HC-V270EB is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.6377967 inches, the HC-V270EB has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V270EB is 1.3" and the largest is 11".

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 2 millimeters, the HC-V270EB has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst camcorders of this age. Camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-V270EB have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 0.5mm and 900mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 150mm.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V270EB have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.2. The Panasonic HC-V270EB has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers (only 1.8) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Panasonic HC-V270EB has a greater number of audio formats than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds aac are also supported by this Panasonic camcorder.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-V270EB are not waterproof. The Panasonic HC-V270EB is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The HC-V270EB is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

Camcorders which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V270EB, the HC-V270EB does not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V270EB does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the HDR-PJ420VE[pl_1583936_price], or the HDR-PJ820[pl_2109593_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-V270EB the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 1.8mm to 110mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HC-V270EB of 103 millimeters is one of the longest amongst comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V270EB.

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Very Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V270EB is 0.02lx, the biggest is 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 41lx. The minimum illumination of the HC-V270EB of 1,400 lux is one of the biggest amongst camcorders of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V270EB

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-V270EB over three years ago.

Average Weight

The Panasonic HC-V270EB has a relatively average weight (216 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Camera
3D
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens Focal Range
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
Spotlight
Interface
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
USB Port
HDMI Out
Dimensions (WxDxH)
USB Cable
USB 2.0 Connectors
Waterproof
Video Compression Formats
Display Diagonal (metric)
Wireless Connection
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Touch Panel
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Shutter Speed
Built-In WiFi

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv270, hcv270e, hcv270eb, hcv270ebk, panasonic hcv270, panasonic hcv270e, panasonic hcv270eb, panasonic hcv270ebk
Barcodes 05025232807741

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