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Panasonic HCV380EBK

£247.95
Panasonic HC-V380
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A very popular and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with a low price and a massive 50x optical zoom
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Jan 2016
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Panasonic HC-V380EG-K Full HD Camcorder (Full HD, 50x Optical Zoom, 28 mm Wide Angle, Optical 5-Axis Image Stabiliser Hybrid OIS+ WiFi) Black
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Panasonic HC-V380 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V380 number 23 in best selling camcorders and number 80 across all camcorders.
79
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

HP camcorders have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder is one of the best selling camcorders currently on the market. View best selling camcorders January 2018.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
4224 x 2376 still image resolution

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £207.99 at PC World Business 14 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Panasonic HC-V380 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Top Seller

The HC-V380 is one the fastest selling camcorder currently available.

Panasonic Has Very Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 417 expert and user reviews (including 132 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Whilst the product is more expensive than 53% of video cameras, it has very good features and is under 3 years old but at £247.95 we think it represents good value for money overall.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic HC-V380 and the United Kingdom price of £247.95 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $297.99 (£410.87).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-V380 in January 2016.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Panasonic HC-V380 of only 2.51MP is in the smallest 23% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average total megapixels of all camcorders is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP.

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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.

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Average Weight

The weight of the HC-V380 of 252g is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 52% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-V380 of 50x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 6% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The HC-V380's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is smaller than 85% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V380 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of video cameras is 0.16h, the longest is 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The maximum battery life of the Panasonic HC-V380 of only 1.25h is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 84% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-V380 supports HDMI. 70% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HC-V380 is 4224 x 2376. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. Camcorders still image resolution range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4912 x 3680 (best).

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The HC-V380's digital zoom of 3,000x is in the biggest 2% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HC-V380's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 40% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V380 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of video cameras which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 33mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 110mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic HC-V380 of only 28mm is shorter than 67% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V380 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HC-V380 of 1,740mm is longer than 84% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 58mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the HC-V380 of only 1.67MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 91% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the effective megapixels (image) range from 0.46MP to 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V380 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcv380egk, hcv380ebk hcv380ebk, panasonic hcv380ebk, hcv380egk hcv380egk, panasonic hcv380k, summer hcv380ebk, panasonic 77c4c

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00885170266063, 05025232836826, 05025232836857

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