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Panasonic HCW570EBK Camcorder

£308.00
2.51MP 1/5 266g May 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good technical features
Good in terms of connectivity
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This Panasonic camcorder received a score of 80% from video camera expert review website Trusted Reviews.

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 338 expert and user reviews, Panasonic has excellent reviews for its camcorders. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras compared to other brands. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Technical Features

One Panasonic HC-W570 owner considered that this camcorder had good features. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said in their review of the Panasonic HC-W570 “The Panasonic HC-W570 offers an excellent range of features for the money” and rated the product 7 stars.


Price

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Expensive

The price range of video cameras of this age and type is from £30 to £897. We think that this video camera looks expensive compared to other video cameras of this age and type.


Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

One Panasonic HC-W570 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Trusted Reviews wrote in their Panasonic HC-W570 review two years ago “WiFi connectivity”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released in May 2015.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-W570 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera.

Alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available which you might want to consider include the HC-W580 (£259), or the HC-W580EB-K both from Panasonic or the Canon Legria HF R78 (£270.70) all of which are cheaper.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-W570 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the HC-W580 (£259), or the HC-W580EB-K both from Panasonic or the Canon Legria HF R78 (£270.70) all of which are cheaper.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 50 times zoom factor, the HC-W570 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 50x (optical) video cameras currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the HC-W580 (£259), the HC-V380 (£238.99), or the HC-V380EB-K (£238.99) all from Panasonic.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than a year is 920x. 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 small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R78 (£270.70) (1,140x and cheaper), or the Panasonic HC-W580 (£259) (3,000x and cheaper).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HC-W570 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HC-W570 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 266 grams, the HC-W570 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-W570 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also are Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think the HC-W580 (£259), and the HC-W580EB-K both from Panasonic or the Canon Legria HF R78 (£270.70) all of which are cheaper are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Good Zoom

Two people wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this camcorder “Obiettivo secondario divertente da impiegare, buona qualit video e foto, zoom ottico 59x” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Trusted Reviews also mentioned “Starker Zoom” in their review.

One Panasonic HC-W570 owner said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Two years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned “Second "Twin Camera" lens” however despite that they scored it 18.8 out of 100. One Panasonic HC-W570 reviewer who bought it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Trusted Reviews wrote “Optical image stabilisation” in their Panasonic HC-W570 review.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The Panasonic HC-W570 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The HC-W570 features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HC-W570 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic HC-W570 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HC-W570 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-W570 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The HC-W570 features USB connectivity. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder also feature USB connectivity.

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Still Image

Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

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 camcorders of this spec and age.

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4224 X 2376 Pixels Image Resolution

The HC-W570 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 4224 x 2376 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution.

This camcorder's maximum image resolution (4224 x 2376 pixels) is in fact the best maximum image resolution amongst all camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

The worst maximum image resolution across comparable types of camcorder is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Camera

Very Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 4 lux, the HC-W570 has a very big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder. The minimum illuminations of similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera range from 0.1lx to 4lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.6lx.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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2.51 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.51 megapixels sensor video camera.

If this video camera total megapixels is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF R78 (£270.70) (3.28MP and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic panhcw570ebk, panasonic hcw570ebk, panasonic hcw570efk, panasonic hcw570k
Barcodes 00885170229198, 00886112000000, 05025232807789, 05025232807796, 05025232807802, 05025232807819, 05025232807826

Panasonic HC-W570 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic HC-W570 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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