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Panasonic HCVX870EBK

£477.99
Panasonic HC-VX870
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A high image quality and high-quality 20x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with an industry award but representing not very good value for money
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 18.91MP 1" Sep 2015
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Panasonic HC-VX870 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-VX870 number 11 across all camcorders and number 66 in best selling camcorders.
91
Reviews
18 Reviews + 1 Award
49
Value for Money
Average
96
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 60% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. This camcorder has received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
The HC-VX870 has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Has an image stabilizer
4K video recording with 4k photo mode
HDR (high dynamic range) movie
Wireless twin camera

Panasonic HC-VX870 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This video camera was given a "Recommended" award by website Trusted Reviews who said that this Panasonic camcorder was very good.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, techmagnifier.com and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this video camera is 83%. Experts think this camcorder is one of the better video cameras.

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Good Owner Reviews

Based on 14 owner reviews this camcorder has an average owner rating of 83%. 8 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 60% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Panasonic Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 413 owner and expert reviews (including 124 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has very good reviews. 87% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released in September 2015.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The smallest total megapixels of video cameras is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the HC-VX870 of 18.9MP is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 95% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

Across all the video cameras the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38". The optical sensor size of the HC-VX870 of 0.435" is in the largest 26% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-VX870 of 20x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 46% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the HC-VX870 of 353g is heavier than 67% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all camcorders is 580g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the Panasonic HC-VX870 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this video camera has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The worst resolution of all video cameras is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-VX870 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The HC-VX870's digital zoom of only 60x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 29% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Has a Night Mode

The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a night mode, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have a night mode.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-VX870 supports HDMI, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HC-VX870's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 52% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HC-VX870 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The Panasonic HC-VX870's effective megapixels (image) of 7MP is in the highest 35% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of video cameras is 0.46MP, the highest is 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.7MP.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-VX870 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras is 0.41MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.8MP. The Panasonic HC-VX870's effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29MP is higher than 78% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The HC-VX870 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Pouch

The HC-VX870 has a pouch. 97% of video cameras do not have a pouch.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-VX870 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcvx870ebk, panasonic hcvx870k, panasonic n129455w, panasonic p636745k, panasonic 30p25p

Barcodes:

00008.8517E+11, 00635131601118, 00885170229464, 04010869258951, 05025232808205, 05025232808229, 05025232808243

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