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Panasonic HCVX980EBK

£528.99
A 2 year old 18.91 megapixel 1 camcorder with good features
18.91MP 1/2.3" Yes 351g Jan 2016
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Panasonic HC-VX980 Review

Released 2 years ago but with good features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-VX980 number 98 across all camcorders.
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19 Months Old
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 55?

It has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer camcorders with more up to date technology are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports HDMI
5472 x 3648 still image resolution
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Panasonic HC-VX980 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

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

Users Report Excellent 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.

Customers Report That it is Fairly 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.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is under 2 years old but has average features and at £528.99 it is more expensive than 69% of video cameras.

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Features

Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-VX980 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HC-VX980 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 camcorder 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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Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the HC-VX980 of 8.29MP is fairly high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 25% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders range from 0.41MP to 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the Panasonic HC-VX980 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Has a Built-In Flash

The HC-VX980 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. 86% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HC-VX980's optical zoom of 20x is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HC-VX980 of 1,500x is in the biggest 8% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 440x.

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Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HC-VX980 of 18.9MP is in the biggest 7% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-VX980 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-VX980 features wi-Fi. 77% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-VX980 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Panasonic HC-VX980 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

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

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Average Weight

The HC-VX980's weight of 351g is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

Panasonic released the HC-VX980 in January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic manufacurer, panasonic hcvx980ebk, panasonic n158162w, canon hcvx980ebk, leica hcvx980ebk, panasonic 77c49
Barcodes 00635131601101, 05025232837175, 05025232837212

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