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Panasonic HC-W850

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Panasonic HC-W850

Panasonic HC-W850
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A top-quality and multi award winning 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.76MP 1" Mar 2014
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Panasonic HC-W850 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-W850 number 238 across all camcorders.
95
Reviews
40 Reviews + 4 Awards
92
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Age
3 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good

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:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average digital zoom

Panasonic HC-W850 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

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

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus this video camera has an overall expert rating of 87%. Camcorder experts think this Panasonic video camera is one of the better video cameras.

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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.

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Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine people who reviewed it thought it was good quality.

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.

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.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two customers reckoned that it was easy to use.

Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released in March 2014.

Features

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-W850 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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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.

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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.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-W850 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-W850 features wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-W850 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HC-W850 has a built-in flash. 86% of camcorders do not have a built-in flash.

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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.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the HC-W850 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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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.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-W850 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Panasonic HC-W850 has a wind filter, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have a wind filter.

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Has a Microphone in

The HC-W850 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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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).

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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.

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Supports Remote Operation

The Panasonic HC-W850 supports remote operation. 93% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcw850kbdl

Barcodes:

00616348050555, 00885170180635, 05025232775019, 05025232775040, 05025232775064

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