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Panasonic HC-VX870

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An award winning and 2 year old 18.91 megapixel 1 video camera
18.91MP 1/2.3" Yes 353g Sep 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Panasonic HC-VX870 Review

With excellent reviews but at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-VX870 number 184 across all camcorders.
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18 Reviews + 1 Award
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Good Features
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1 Year Old
Overall Score
57
Average

Why Has it Scored 58?

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. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Has a microphone in
Only 1" optical sensor size

Panasonic HC-VX870 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

Review site Trusted Reviews decided that concluded that they would recommend this video camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and techmagnifier.com this Panasonic video camera has an overall expert rating of 83 out of 100. This puts this video camera in the top 19% of all the camcorders when ranked by average expert review score.

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User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this camcorder on average 83 out of 100. 8 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 60% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Panasonic Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 382 expert and user reviews (including 98 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent reviews for its video cameras. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically for its camcorders compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic HC-VX870 was good quality.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed the Panasonic HC-VX870 said that it was easy to use.


Features

Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-VX870 of 20x is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-VX870 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a microphone in. 77% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The HC-VX870 has a maximum maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all camcorders the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Panasonic HC-VX870 of 353g is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Pouch

The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a pouch. 97% of camcorders do not have a pouch.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the HC-VX870 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP. The Panasonic HC-VX870's total megapixels of 18.9MP is fairly big compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 6% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-VX870 features wi-Fi, unlike 77% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-VX870 is Full HD, as are 73% of camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-VX870 supports HDMI. 67% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HC-VX870's digital zoom of 60x is pretty typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Night Mode

The HC-VX870 has a night mode. 94% of video cameras do not have a night mode.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-VX870 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the HC-VX870 of 8.29MP is quite high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 20% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HC-VX870 is 5472 x 3648. That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 3200 x 2400. In addition, this Panasonic video camera supports still image resolution of 3984 x 2656, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1152 plus 1 more value. Across all camcorders the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

Panasonic released the HC-VX870 in September 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcvx870k
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00885170229464, 04010869258951, 05025232808205, 05025232808229

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