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Panasonic HC-VX878

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Panasonic HC-VX878

Panasonic HC-VX878
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A fully featured but 3 year old 20x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels resolution camcorder
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 18.91MP 1" Feb 2015
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Panasonic HC-VX878 Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-VX878 number 242 across all camcorders.
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
2 Years Old
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Overall Score
Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

Canon video cameras 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 2017.
This camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels resolution
Has an image stabilizer

Panasonic HC-VX878 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Brand

Based on 380 owner and expert reviews (including 97 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent ratings for its video cameras. 88% 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 Panasonic camcorder has been on the market since February 2015.

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP. The HC-VX878's total megapixels of 18.9MP is bigger than 94% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the HC-VX878 of 353g is in the heaviest 30% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The lightest video camera is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 540g.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Panasonic HC-VX878 of 20x is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 61% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

Video cameras have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the Panasonic HC-VX878 of 0.435" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 19% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the HC-VX878 is 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all camcorders is 3840 x 1920 pixels and the best is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-VX878 has an image stabilizer. 65% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of video cameras is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 440x. The Panasonic HC-VX878's digital zoom of only 60x is smaller than 68% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-VX878 supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the HC-VX878 of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 53% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-VX878 has a built-in microphone, as do 52% of video cameras.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-VX878 features wi-Fi. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Microphone in

The HC-VX878 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 78% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

Like most other camcorders, the Panasonic HC-VX878 does not support bluetooth. 97% of camcorders do not support bluetooth.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HC-VX878 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 lowest effective megapixels (image) of video cameras is 0.46MP, the highest is 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the HC-VX878 of 8.29MP is higher than 74% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-VX878 is Full HD. 72% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The HC-VX878's effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29MP is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 81% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.6MP.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcvx878egk, panasonic vx878eg, hcvx878ek

Barcodes:

05025232808212

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