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Panasonic HC-W850

ixbt.com Original Design Trusted Reviews Recommended M3.idg.se Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.76MP 0.43478260869565" camcorder with a best buy award from one expert review website
12.76MP 1" Yes 360g Mar 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Panasonic HC-W850 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-W850 number 162 across all camcorders.
91
40 Reviews + 4 Awards
86
Fully-Featured
49
3 Years Old
Overall Score
61
Good

Why Has it Scored 62?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. This camcorder has received four awards including a "Best Buy" from Expert Reviews and an "Editor's Choice" from Trusted Reviews. Canon camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However this Panasonic camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, it is fairly priced and good quality lens.
The HC-W850 has some great features:
Fairly big total megapixels
Has an image stabilizer
Fairly big digital zoom
5472 x 3648 still image resolution

Panasonic HC-W850 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This camcorder is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the camcorders.

Three expert review sites all endorsed this video camera. This Panasonic camcorder received a "Best Buy" award from review site Expert Reviews and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site Trusted Reviews. This video camera also received a M3.idg.se "Recommended" award.

This camcorder received a "Design Award" from website Ixbt.com who said that this Panasonic video camera was well designed.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camcorder is 87 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus. Video camera experts think this video camera is one of the better camcorders.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 31 user reviews the average user rating of this video camera is 90%. 16 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Product Quality

Nine people who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality.

Panasonic Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Based on 386 expert and owner reviews (including 97 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent ratings for its video cameras. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three customers who bought it thought it was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Four owners who bought the Panasonic HC-W850 concluded that it had a good zoom and two customers who purchased the product said that it had a good lens.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use.


Features

Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of all camcorders is 8.2MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 210MP. The HC-W850's total megapixels of 12.8MP is quite big compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 20% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the HC-W850 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 72% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the HC-W850 of 360g is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 72% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HC-W850's optical zoom of 20x is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 36% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum Video Resolution

The maximum video resolution of the HC-W850 of 1,920 pixels is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 72% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-W850 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-W850's digital zoom of 1,500x is fairly big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 8% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 430x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution

The HC-W850 supports a maximum still image resolution of 5472 x 3648. That's over two times the resolution of a 3200 x 2400 video camera, which is the most common resolution supported by camcorders. This Panasonic video camera also supports still image resolution of 4896 x 3672, 3984 x 2656, 1920 x 1080 plus 2 more values. Across all video cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HC-W850's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 40% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-W850 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HC-W850 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-W850 has a built-in microphone. 52% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Microphone in

The Panasonic HC-W850 has a microphone in, unlike 77% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the HC-W850 of only 1.8 is in the lowest 4% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The HC-W850 has a built-in flash, unlike 86% of video cameras which do not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2. The minimum aperture number of the HC-W850 of only 1.8 is quite low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 19% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HC-W850 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 95% of camcorders do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-W850 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Remote Operation

The HC-W850 supports remote operation, which is unusual. 95% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-W850 is Full HD. 74% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Wind Filter

The HC-W850 has a wind filter, unlike 94% of camcorders which do not have a wind filter.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HC-W850 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-W850 in March 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcw850kbdl, panasonic hcw850mw, panasonic hcw850mk

Barcodes:

00616348050555, 00885170180635, 05025232775019, 05025232775040, 05025232775064

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