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Panasonic HC-V270EB Camcorder

£179.99
2.51MP 1/5 216g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good quality lens
Panasonic camcorders have excellent reviews
Nice design
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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.


Reviews

Panasonic Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Camcorders produced by Panasonic are some of the best camcorders according to average reviews from users and experts. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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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Design

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”.

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”.

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.


Power

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.


Support

Good 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.


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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.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

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

Average Weight

The HC-V270EB has a relatively typical weight (216 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camcorder was released.


Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

Video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have battery life (max) of between 0.16h and 5h. The HC-V270EB has one of the shorter battery life (max) (only 0.16666666666667 hours) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-V270EB supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also support HDMI.

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-V270EB has one of the biggest digital zooms (3,000 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 510x.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Camcorders of this age and type have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x, and the average optical zoom is 22x. When compared to other camcorders of this type and age that we have checked, the optical zoom of the HC-V270EB of 50 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V270EB has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this age and type is 160mm. At only 2 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-V270EB has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders of this age and spec range from 1.8 to 22. The Panasonic HC-V270EB has a fairly low maximum aperture number (only 1.8) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this age and spec is 1.8mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 28mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 103 millimeters, the HC-V270EB has one of the longest minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-V270EB is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera also are Full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3.5". The HC-V270EB has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.6377967 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic HC-V270EB has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a touchscreen.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HC-V270EB has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera which do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Built-In Light

The HC-V270EB has a built-in light, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age do not have a built-in light.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-V270EB supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V270EB features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Other Features

Has an Spotlight

The HC-V270EB has an spotlight, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The Panasonic HC-V270EB has a wireless connection, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Features Photo Mode

The HC-V270EB features photo mode, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Features USB Connectivity

The Panasonic HC-V270EB features USB connectivity, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Auto Focus

The HC-V270EB features auto focus. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder also feature auto focus.

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Features Manual Focus

The HC-V270EB features manual focus. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder also feature manual focus.

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Camera

Very Big Minimum Illumination

Across all the video cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum illuminations range from 0.02lx to 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 89lx. When compared to other video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the HC-V270EB's minimum illumination of 1,400 lux is one of the biggest.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv270ebk
Barcodes 05025232807741

Panasonic HC-V270EB Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic HC-V270EB review we compared this camcorder to 575 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,449 product attributes, 23,573 camcorder reviews and 1,484,300 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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