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Panasonic HC-W580
HCW580

Panasonic HC-W580
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Very Good Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
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Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
3 Years Old
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Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and good value for money 264g, 2.51MP camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a digital zoom of 3,000x, supports HDMI and features Wi-Fi.
2.51MP
50x
Optical Zoom
1920 x
1080
(Full
1"
Optical Sensor Size
264g
Image
Stabiliz-
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3"
Screen Size
3,000x
(Digital)
HDMI
1920 x
1080
(Full
Optical
Full HD
handheld
Wi-Fi
Built-in
Light
Built-in
Flash
SD /
SDHC /
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Display
Built-in
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We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic HC-W580 and the United Kingdom price of £245.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $397.99 (£299.04).
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Panasonic HC-W580 Price History

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Representing excellent value for money and with features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-W580 number 23 in best selling camcorders and number 45 across all camcorders.

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Kagoo Score
85
Features
81
Popularity
85
Value for Money
76
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

Looking across the entire Canon video camera range, the average reviews for all Canon camcorders are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available.
This camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average 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?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each camcorder by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

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

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

The smallest total megapixels of video cameras is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The Panasonic HC-W580's total megapixels of only 2.51MP is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 80% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight
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The HC-W580's weight of 264g is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is heavier than 44% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution

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

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

Video cameras have optical zooms of between 1x and 78x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The Panasonic HC-W580's optical zoom of 50x is bigger than 94% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

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

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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 89% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 3072 x 1728. In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution of 4224x2376, 1920x1080, 3408x2272 plus 3 more values. Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6784 x 3816 (best).

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Supports HDMI
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The HC-W580 supports HDMI. 63% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Average Display Diagonal
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The Panasonic HC-W580's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 61% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 400x. The HC-W580's digital zoom of 3,000x is very big compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 98% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-W580 features Wi-Fi, unlike 78% of video cameras which do not feature Wi-Fi.

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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 camcorders do not have a built-in flash.

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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 average when compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 72% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all video cameras is 35mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 500mm.

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

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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 camcorders.

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

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HC-W580 of only 103mm is very short compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 2% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 940mm.

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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 6MP. The Panasonic HC-W580's effective megapixels (image) of only 1.67MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 91% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Popularity

Popularity

The Panasonic HC-W580 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 45 out of 191 camcorders.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A camcorder with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the Panasonic HC-W580, and ranked it:

Good Value For Money
This camcorder is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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Panasonic HC-W580 Release Date

January 2016

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We looked at the release dates for new Panasonic video cameras over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any prominent pattern.

Four new Panasonic camcorders were released in May 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new Panasonic camcorder releases. In 2017 most new Panasonic camcorders were released in January, with one new Panasonic camcorders released that month. January was also the biggest month in 2016 for new Panasonic video cameras, with nine new Panasonic video cameras released that month.

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How Fast Do Panasonic Video Camera Prices Drop After Release?

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If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £53 on a typical £1,141 new Panasonic video camera by waiting 6 months before buying.

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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 70.6%.

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 hcw580egk, panasonic movie10mp, panasonic c1fsza00, panasonic n158317w, panasonic p233234p, panasonic c1fszs00, panasonic p636739t, panasonic fr30401, panasonic 50xzoom, hcw580efk hcw580, hcw580egk hcw580, hcw580ebk hcw580, panasonic 77c4a, panasonic 30lcd, panasonic w580, panasonic 90x

Barcodes

 0005.02523E+12,  05025232836871,  05025232836888,  05025232836901

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