|20x||1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels||12.76MP||1"||Mar 2014|
|Optical Zoom||Max Video Resolution||Total Megapixels||Optical Sensor Size||Release Date|
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Panasonic HC-W850 Review
|40 Reviews + 4 Awards|
|3 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 77?
It has great expert reviews and very good 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. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is reasonably priced and good quality lens.
The HC-W850 has some great features:
Panasonic HC-W850 In-Depth Analysis
Four Industry Awards
Experts in camcorders rave about this camcorder and have given it four awards.
The editor of website Expert Reviews thought that this camcorder was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Trusted Reviews. This video camera also received a "Recommended" award from review website M3.idg.se.
The expert at website Ixbt.com thought that this camcorder was carefully designed and gave it their "Design Award".
Good Expert Reviews
Excellent Owner Reviews
Based on 31 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camcorder is 90 out of 100. Over 92% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.
Customers Report Excellent Product Quality
Nine people who reviewed it thought it was good quality.
Great image quality.
Image quality is good and there's a…
It is good high quality camera for the price…
Great video quality…
The quality to detail is superb…
The extremely high quality of both video…
The video quality is very good although the saturation is a bit low…
The picture quality is superb, even in low light…
The zoom also works well and doesn't degrade in quality when using optical zoom…
Panasonic Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews
Based on 417 owner and expert reviews (including 132 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its video cameras. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced
Three people said that it was good value for money.
It is good high quality camera for the price…
Using an assortment of cheap and expensive external microphones…
Overall, this is a great camcorder, can't really fault it for the price…
Customers Report a Good Quality Lens
Four people who purchased the Panasonic HC-W850 thought it had a good zoom and two owners who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it had a good lens.
The stabilisation function is first class, even in low light…
They don't have the range of features seen here, such as full manual controls (there is no manual focus ring…
And the extended zoom of 50 is not in any way less than others boasting much more…
Powerful zoom function that doesn't zoom too fast, nice…
Also on wide angle you are able to get so close to objects they are almost touching your lens while keeping in focus, so it's great for macro use…
The stabiliser at full zoom does a fantastic job…
The zoom also works well…
The intelligent zoom also works very very well…
The only problem was that the second lens can only swivel side to side, so it was impossible to film the kids looking at a giraffe because the lens could not go up…
Customers Report That it is Easy to Use
Two customers reckoned that it was easy to use.
The low light settings is not in the general shooting mood, so when it is set to it's utmost low light setting; you cannot hand held the camera or allow it to move or sway, or the image blurs…
Really great, easy to use…
Only negative is that some of the buttons are a bit awkward to use whilst holding it in the strap…
Very easy to use and results are great…
Released Over Three Years Ago
This video camera was released in March 2014.
Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels
The total megapixels of the HC-W850 of 12.8MP is bigger than 79% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.
Heavier Than Average
Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The HC-W850's weight of 360g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 32% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
Average Optical Zoom
The optical zoom of the HC-W850 of 20x is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 60% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution
This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.
Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size
The optical sensor size of the HC-W850 of 0.435" is larger than 76% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".
Has an Image Stabilizer
The Panasonic HC-W850 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the Panasonic HC-W850 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 37% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom
The Panasonic HC-W850's digital zoom of 1,500x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 91% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.
The HC-W850 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.
The HC-W850 features wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.
The HC-W850 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.
Has a Built-In Flash
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a built-in flash. 86% of camcorders do not have a built-in flash.
Lower Than Average Maximum Aperture Number
The Panasonic HC-W850's maximum aperture number of only 1.8 is in the lowest 4% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average maximum aperture number of all video cameras is 5, with the lowest being 1.6 and the highest being 38.
Does Not Support PictBridge
Like most other camcorders, the HC-W850 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.
Has a Shoe Mounting Point
The HC-W850 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 95% of video cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.
Has a Wind Filter
The Panasonic HC-W850 has a wind filter, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have a wind filter.
Has a Microphone in
The HC-W850 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The HC-W850 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)
The effective megapixels (movie) of the Panasonic HC-W850 of 6.03MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 69% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.
Supports Remote Operation
The Panasonic HC-W850 supports remote operation. 93% of camcorders do not support remote operation.
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