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Panasonic HC-V550

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Panasonic HC-V550

Panasonic HC-V550
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A fully featured and giant optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Feb 2014
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Panasonic HC-V550 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V550 number 403 across all camcorders.
86
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Age
4 Years Old
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
It has some great features:
Very big optical zoom
Remote shooting / remote view
IA (intelligent auto) / IA plus mode
Creative control
3.0-inch wide touch LCD
Real time broadcasting
One-Touch connection with NFC
Highlight photo collage
Highlight playback and easy share
Home monitoring
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+
Has an image stabilizer
28mm wide-angle
High sensitivity sensor
Baby monitor
Remote pan tilt cradle
Level shot function
Intelligent 90x zoom /optical 50x zoom
Full HD
Supports HDMI
Plug and copy to external HDD

Panasonic HC-V550 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Panasonic Camcorders Have Very Good Reviews

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

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released in February 2014.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The HC-V550's total megapixels of only 2.51MP is in the smallest 21% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of camcorders range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the HC-V550 of 50x is bigger than 96% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic HC-V550's weight of 235g is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 41% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the HC-V550 of only 0.172" is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 86% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The optical sensor sizes of camcorders range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V550 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080, which is the most frequently supported resolution on camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Panasonic HC-V550 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 66% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic HC-V550 of 150x is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 46% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-V550 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V550 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Has a Wind Filter

The HC-V550 has a wind filter. 93% of camcorders do not have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V550 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic HC-V550 of only 28mm is in the shortest 27% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 10mm and 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm.

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

The HC-V550's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,770mm is longer than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 14% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 920mm, with the shortest being 58mm and the longest being 2,700mm.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-V550 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-V550 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Remote Operation

The Panasonic HC-V550 supports remote operation, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not support remote operation.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the HC-V550 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hcv550ctegk panasonichcv550ctegkcamscope, panasonic hcv550ctebk, panasonic hcv550ebk, vwctr1ebk

Barcodes:

05025232771202, 05025232771219, 05025232771233, 05025232771240, 05025232775170, 05025232775200, 05054230866542, 08851701779700

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