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Panasonic HCW570EGK Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 266g MOS BSI May 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
New Twin Camera / Wireless Twin CameraPicture-in-picture twin camera recording 90x / 50xIntelligent Zoom / Optical Zoom Level Shot FunctionAnd 5-axis hand-shake detection More
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14 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site Trusted Reviews scored this Panasonic video camera 80%.

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic is one of the superior video camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its small total megapixels video cameras.

Good Technical Features

One Panasonic HC-W570 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it had good features. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews last year “The Panasonic HC-W570 offers an excellent range of features for the money” in their Panasonic HC-W570 review.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-W570 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-W570.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price], or the HC-V380[pl_3189445_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon Legria HF R78[plb_3192650_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-W570, the Panasonic HC-W570 has an HDMI.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an HDMI currently available which you might want to consider including a cheaper video camera such as the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price] or you might consider a better rated video camera such as the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price].

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have an HDMI including the Zoom Q8[plb_3198138_price].

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-W570 is 10x and the biggest is 50x. At 50 times zoom factor, the HC-W570 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-W570.

Other 50x (optical) camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] which has better reviews; or the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price], or the HC-V380[pl_3189445_price] both from Panasonic which is cheaper.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Panasonic HC-W570 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this Panasonic video camera supports an SDHC 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a similar type and age to the HC-W570.

An SD compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HC-W570, the Panasonic HC-W570 has a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think a cheaper video camera such as the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price] or you might consider a higher rated video camera such as the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] are also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display including the Zoom Q8[plb_3198138_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie)s of similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-W570 range from 2MP to 3MP. At 2.2 megapixels, the HC-W570 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-W570.

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4224 X 2376 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HC-W570 is 4224 x 2376 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst maximum image resolution of all video cameras of this age and type is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the best is 3680 x 2760 pixels.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

The HC-W570 has a quite high effective megapixels (image) (2.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HC-W570. Small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-W570 have effective megapixels (image)s of between 1.6MP and 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.1MP.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Four White Balances

The HC-W570 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-W570. The white balances "Cloudy", "Indoor" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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12 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £52.26

In the last 56 days the price of the HC-W570 has increased by £52.26.

Not Full HD

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, the HC-W570 is not Full HD.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price], or the Panasonic HC-V380[plb_3189445_price] or the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-W570 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-W570 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-W570 is 840x, and the digital zooms range from 4x to 3,000x. With a digital zoom of only 150 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-W570 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-W570.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] (350x and higher rated), or the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (3,000x and higher rated); or the Canon Legria HF R78[plb_3192650_price] (1,140x and cheaper).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of [16:9] 10 MP (4224 x 2376)| 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)/[3:2] 7.7 MP (3408 x 2272)| 2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)/[4:3] 7.4 MP (3136 x 2352)| 0.3 MP (640 x 480), which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Not 3D

The HC-W570 is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-W570, the HC-W570 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-W570, the HC-W570 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Panasonic HC-W570 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than a year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 4.2, the HC-W570 has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers amongst camcorders of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras of this spec and age range from 2.7 to 16, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.1.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

Camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-W570 have minimum illuminations of between 0.1lx and 4lx. With a minimum illumination of 4 lux, the HC-W570 has one of the bigger minimum illuminations amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-W570

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Panasonic released the HC-W570.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HC-W570 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3" screen size camcorders and we think cheaper camcorders such as the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 266 grams, the Panasonic HC-W570 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-W570.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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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
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (photo)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Continuous Video Playback Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Expert Reviews

(1)
9 October 2015

With optical image stabilisation, Wi-Fi, and the selfie-orientated secondary lens, the Panasonic HC-W570 offers an excellent range of features for the money...

Second "Twin Camera" lens
Optical image stabilisation
WiFi connectivity
Starker Zoom
TwinCamTechnik, kompakt und leicht
Small CMOS sensor
No slowmotion shooting
Touchdisplay nicht optimal
Formati di registrazione limitati, assente slitta per faro esterno, assente jack per input audio, il microfono integrato suona attutito

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Panasonic HC-W570

I like this camera, the quality of the motion and still pictures are great...

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Poor Sound

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