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Panasonic HC-VX878

Panasonic HC-VX878 Camcorder

18.91MP 1/2.3 353g MOS BSI Feb 2015
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9 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic camcorders and also specifically for Panasonic big total megapixels video cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings compared to other brands.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HC-VX878, the Panasonic HC-VX878 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HC-WX970[plb_2749737_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HC-VX878 has an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have an HDMI.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with an HDMI currently available including the Panasonic HC-WX970[plb_2749737_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a MOS BSI sensor type, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HC-VX878 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Panasonic camcorder also supports an SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-VX878.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The Panasonic HC-VX878 has a 2160p supported video modes which is better than the 1080p supported video modes found on most camcorders of this spec and age. In addition, this Panasonic video camera have 1080i and 540p and 720p supported video modess.

A 2160p supported video modes is actually the best video mode amongst all camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-VX878.

The worst video mode across similar types of video camera is 720p.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Panasonic HC-VX878 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-VX878.

Other camcorders with a built-in display currently available that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HC-WX970[plb_2749737_price] which has better reviews.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The HC-VX878 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions supported by most video cameras of this age and spec. This Panasonic camcorder also support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders of this type and age.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of video camera is 960 x 540 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-VX878, the HC-VX878 is not Full HD.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price], or the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-VX878, the HC-VX878 does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the Panasonic HC-VXF990[plb_3189441_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-VX878, the Panasonic HC-VX878 is not 3D.

If you want a video camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V777[plb_2775907_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-VX878 do not have a night mode. The HC-VX878 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have a night mode including the Panasonic HC-VX870[plb_2749701_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HC-VX878, the HC-VX878 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-VX878 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HC-VX878 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVCHD|MP4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently found video formats supported on comparable spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-VX878

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Panasonic released the HC-VX878.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic HC-VX878 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-VX878.

We compared all the other 3" screen size camcorders to this camcorder and we think the HC-VX870[pl_2749701_price], and the HC-WX970[pl_2749737_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 353 grams, the HC-VX878 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago.

We compared this video camera to all the other 353g weight camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the HC-VX870[pl_2749701_price], and the HC-V770[pl_2778988_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V777[plb_2775907_price] (353g).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the HC-VX878 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 20x (optical) video cameras currently available including the HC-VX870[pl_2749701_price], or the HC-WX970[pl_2749737_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HC-VX878 has a pretty average digital zoom (60 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-VX878.

There are a number of alternative 60x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HC-VX870[pl_2749701_price], or the HC-WX970[pl_2749737_price] both from Panasonic.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-VXF990[plb_3189441_price] (250x).

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Lens Hood
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Lens Cover Included

Expert Reviews

21 May 2015

Die Panasonic HC-VX878 (und ihre Schwester HC-WX979) wirkt irgendwie wie in der Zeit eingefroren. Würde nicht 4K groß auf dem Displaydeckel prangen, so könnte man meinen einen Camcorder von vor...

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcvx878ek, hcvx878egk, panasonic vx878, panasonic vx878e, panasonic hcvx878, panasonic vx878eg, panasonic hcvx878e, panasonic hcvx878eg, panasonic hcvx878egk
Barcodes 05025232808212

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