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Panasonic HCVX980EBK Camcorder

18.91MP 1/2.3 351g MOS BSI Jan 2016
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality. Jay Bee rated this camcorder as very good and he wrote on Amazon “Uk/dp/B01AAGIR8A/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0 offers amazing quality” in his review of this camcorder.

Reasonably Priced

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. In October this year Jay Bee wrote “So far, am very pleased though the cost was a definite consideration !” in his review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

4K Ultra HD HD Type

The Panasonic HC-VX980 has a better HD type than most big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, whereas most big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a Full HD HD type.

A 4K Ultra HD HD type is actually the best HD type amongst all camcorders of this age and type.

A Full HD HD type is the worst HD type across comparable types of camcorder.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HC-VX980, the Panasonic HC-VX980 has an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-VX980, the HC-VX980 has an HDMI.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-VX980, the HC-VX980's digital zoom of 1,500 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The smallest digital zoom of big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-VX980 is 12x and the biggest is 1,500x.

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Very Light

The average weight of big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-VX980 is 630g. With a weight of only 351 grams, the HC-VX980 is fairly light compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-VX980.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a MOS BSI sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders that have been available for more than a year.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HC-VX980 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it. Most video cameras of this age and type support an SDHC compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera 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 actually the best supported memory card type across all big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

Across comparable types of video camera 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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Has a Built-In Display

The Panasonic HC-VX980 has a built-in display. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago also have a built-in display.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The HC-VX980 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most camcorders that have been available for more than a year. Most big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this Panasonic camcorder support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

A 960 x 540 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camcorder.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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JPEG XR Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has a JPEG XR image formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Camcorders of this type and age have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 350mm and 760mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 752.8 millimeters, the HC-VX980 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-VX980.

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Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HC-VX980 is more than most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year. The most commonly found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this Panasonic video camera. The cables includeds HDMI are also found on this video camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-VX980, the Panasonic HC-VX980 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-VX980 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Panasonic HC-VX980 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

The HC-VX980 is not 3D. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-VX980, the Panasonic HC-VX980 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-VX980 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-VX980 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Panasonic HC-VX980 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-VX980 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 camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Big Minimum Illumination

The HC-VX980 has one of the biggest minimum illuminations (2 lux) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders that have been around for more than a year the minimum illuminations range from 0.05lx to 2lx.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 30.8 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-VX980 has one of the longest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst video cameras of this age. Video cameras that were launched more than a year ago have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 29mm and 31mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-VX980

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this video camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic HC-VX980 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-VX980.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HC-VX980 has a pretty average optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-VX980.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable 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
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
USB Charging

User Reviews

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Reviewed 17 May 2016 by Jay Bee | 22 Comments
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This 4K video camera https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AAGIR8A/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0 offers amazing quality. Still getting to grips with its multi functions, but I bought it mainly for the... Read more…

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