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Panasonic HCW580EBK

£259.00
A good value for money 2.51MP 1 camcorder with good features but high running costs
2.51MP 1" Yes 264g Jan 2016
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Panasonic HC-W580 Review

Representing very good value for money and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-W580 number 36 across all camcorders.
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67
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Why Has it Scored 68?

Canon video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big optical zoom
4224 x 2376 still image resolution
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Very low effective megapixels (image)

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Panasonic HC-W580 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 385 user and expert reviews (including 98 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent ratings for its camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product is under 2 years old but has average features and at £259.00 it is more expensive than 51% of video cameras.

Price Has Gone Up by £19 (7%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic HC-W580 and the United Kingdom price of £259.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $397.99 (£518.02).

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Panasonic HC-W580 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 44% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 0.5mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 790mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HC-W580 of only 103mm is in the shortest 20% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HC-W580 is 4224 x 2376. That's 31% higher resolution than a 3200 x 2400 camcorder, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by video cameras. In addition, this Panasonic camcorder supports still image resolution of 3408 x 2272, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1152 plus 1 more value. Video cameras still image resolution range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The HC-W580's optical zoom of 50x is in the biggest 7% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-W580 has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-W580 supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of all video cameras is 5.8MP, with the lowest being 1.1MP and the highest being 26MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the HC-W580 of only 1.67MP is fairly low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 8% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-W580 features wi-Fi, unlike 77% of video cameras which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Average Weight

The HC-W580's weight of 264g is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 58% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-W580 is Full HD, as are 73% of video cameras.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 8.2MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 210MP. The Panasonic HC-W580's total megapixels of only 2.51MP is in the smallest 19% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic HC-W580 of 3,000x is very big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 3% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 450x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HC-W580 does not have a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

This camcorder was released in January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic manufacurer, panasonic hcw580ebk, panasonic movie10mp, panasonic c1fsza00, panasonic c1fszs00, panasonic fr30401, panasonic hcw580k, panasonic 77c4a, canon hcw580ebk

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00885170266094, 05025232836871, 05025232836901

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