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Panasonic HC-VX989 Camcorder

18.9MP 1/2 351g MOS Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Panasonic camcorders have excellent reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Panasonic Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 339 user and expert reviews (including 85 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent ratings for its video cameras. Panasonic also has excellent ratings specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the HC-VX989.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 351 grams, the HC-VX989 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-VX980 (£549) (351g).

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-VX989 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The HC-VX989 has one of the bigger digital zooms (250 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age. The digital zooms of camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder range from 4x to 1,500x.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera is 16x, and the optical zooms range from 10x to 20x. The HC-VX989 has one of the bigger optical zooms (20 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age.

There are a number of alternative 20x (optical) camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider including the HC-VX870 (£489), or the HC-WX970 both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The HC-VX989 supports wide angle lens system, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Panasonic HC-VX989 supports HDMI. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also support HDMI.

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Has a Microphone in

The HC-VX989 has a microphone in. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder also have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HC-VX989 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera is 3.2", and the display diagonals range from 2.9" to 3.5". The Panasonic HC-VX989 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.95 inches) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 460 pixels, the HC-VX989 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. Camcorders that came out more than a year ago have display resolutions (numeric) of between 460 pixels and 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 700,000 pixels.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HC-VX989 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The HC-VX989 has a built-in light. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder also have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HC-VX989 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera also do not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HC-VX989 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-VX989 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The HC-VX989 features wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also feature wi-Fi.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HC-VX989 has a batteries included, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Video

3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-VX989 supports a higher video resolution than most comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This video camera supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions, whereas most big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this Panasonic video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-VX989 has a higher maximum video resolution than most big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year. This video camera has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

The worst maximum video resolution across similar types of video camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Battery

Very Short Video Recording Time

The average video recording time of video cameras of this spec and age is 3.5h. At only 1 hour, the Panasonic HC-VX989 has a fairly short video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcvx989egk
Barcodes 05025232837182

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