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Panasonic HC-W580

£249.00
Panasonic HC-W580
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Good Brand
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Age
3 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and low cost 264g, 2.51MP video camera.
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Representing excellent value for money and with features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-W580 number 38 across all camcorders.

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Brand Rating
86
Features
83
Popularity
87
Value for Money
76
Age

83

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

Panasonic is a good video camera brand.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Very big optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
4224 x 2376 still image resolution
Supports HDMI
Twice as much fun from a small twin camera: it fits perfectly in the palm of your hand
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What is the Kagoo Score?

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The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the camcorder is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec camcorders come to market, the older camcorders will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Very big optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
4224 x 2376 still image resolution
Supports HDMI
Very big digital zoom
Full HD
Has a built-in microphone
Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Features wi-Fi
Average weight
Average display diagonal
Very small total megapixels
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution
Shorter than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Does not have a built-in flash
Very low effective megapixels (image)
Very Small Total Megapixels

The Panasonic HC-W580's total megapixels of only 2.51MP is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 20% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Average Weight
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The weight of the HC-W580 of 264g is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 55% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras. §.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Panasonic HC-W580 of 50x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 95% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-W580 has an image stabilizer, as do 61% of video cameras.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution
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The highest still image resolution supported by the HC-W580 is 4224 x 2376. That's 99% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 2592 x 1944. This video camera also supports a still image resolution of 4224x2376, 1920x1080, 3408x2272 plus 3 more values. Camcorders still image resolution range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Supports HDMI
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The HC-W580 supports HDMI, as do 63% of video cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal
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The Panasonic HC-W580's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 54% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HC-W580 of 3,000x is in the biggest 1% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The digital zooms of video cameras range from 1x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 400x.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic HC-W580 of only 103mm is very short compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 2% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all video cameras is 940mm, with the shortest being 58mm and the longest being 2,700mm.

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Full HD
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The HC-W580 is Full HD, as are 57% of camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

Like most other video cameras, the HC-W580 does not have a built-in flash. 85% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (Image)

Camcorders have effective megapixels (image) of between 0.46MP and 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 6.1MP. The HC-W580's effective megapixels (image) of only 1.67MP is lower than 90% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Microphone
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The HC-W580 has a built-in microphone, as do 51% of video cameras.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic HC-W580's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 28mm is shorter than 68% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 10mm and 500mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 35mm.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-W580 features wi-Fi. 78% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Popularity

Popularity

The Panasonic HC-W580 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 38 out of 176 camcorders.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

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Panasonic HC-W580 Release Date

January 2016

This Panasonic camcorder was released in January 2016.

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Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the Panasonic HC-W580. However we have checked the rating of all Panasonic camcorders and the average score is 52.5%.

Panasonic HC-W580 Specification

Key Features
Optical Zoom
Weight
Total Megapixels
Max Video Resolution
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Image Stabilizer Type
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (Image)
Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-in Flash
Built-in Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-in Display
Touchscreen
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Photo Effects
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-in Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
Headphone Outputs
USB 2.0 Port
Mini HDMI Port
USB Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Warranty Card
Other Features
I/O Ports
Audio Output
Focus
Light Exposure Control
Other Features
HDMI Out
USB 2.0 Connectors
Low Light Sensitivity
Accessories Included
Technical Details
Microphone Operation Mode
USB Charging

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

panasonic panasonichchcw580ebk, panasonic hcw580ebkpanasonic, panasonic codehcw580ebk, panasonic hcw580efk, panasonic movie10mp, panasonic hcw580egk, panasonic p636739t, panasonic c1fsza00, panasonic n158317w, panasonic c1fszs00, panasonic 50xzoom, panasonic fr30401, hcw580egk hcw580, hcw580efk hcw580, hcw580ebk hcw580, panasonic 77c4a, panasonic 30lcd, panasonic 251m, panasonic w580, panasonic 25m, panasonic 90x

Barcodes

05025232836871, 05025232836888, 05025232836901

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