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Panasonic HCW580EBK

Panasonic HCW580EBK
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Good Brand
89
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
75
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Age
3 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 264g, 2.51MP camcorder, with a gigantic 50x optical zoom and a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.
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Huge optical zoom (50x)
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Huge digital zoom (3,000x)
2.51MP
50x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
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264g
1.5h
BATTERY LIFE
3,000x
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We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic HCW580EBK and the United Kingdom price of £219.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $347.99 (£261.47).
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Panasonic HCW580EBK Price History

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.

There is a 74% chance that the price of the Panasonic HCW580EBK will go up in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices will increase by up to £35 over this period.

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With excellent features, we have ranked the Panasonic HCW580EBK number 21 in best selling camcorders and number 33 across all camcorders.

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Kagoo Score
68
Brand Rating
89
Features
83
Popularity
75
Value for Money
77
Age

82

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 82?

Panasonic is a good camcorder brand.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available.
This camcorder has some great features:
Huge optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Huge digital zoom
Twice as much fun from a small twin camera: it fits perfectly in the palm of your hand
OFF, normal or strong

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

Huge optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Huge digital zoom
Full HD
Features Wi-Fi
Has a built-in microphone
Features photo mode
Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
ok weight
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution
4224 x 2376 still image resolution
ok display diagonal
Tiny total megapixels
Very short maximum battery life
Not waterproof
Does not have a built-in flash
Lower than average maximum aperture number
Lower than average effective megapixels (image)
Shorter than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Tiny Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Panasonic HCW580EBK of only 2.51MP is in the smallest 20% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.7MP.

What does "total megapixels" mean? Less Edit
Huge Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of camcorders range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the HCW580EBK of 50x is very big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 6% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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The Panasonic HCW580EBK's weight of 264g is ok compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 56% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution

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

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HCW580EBK has an image stabilizer, as do 62% of camcorders.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The HCW580EBK's maximum battery life of only 1.5h is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is shorter than 73% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The maximum battery life of camcorders range from 0.16h to 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4h.

What does "maximum battery life" mean? Less Edit
4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution
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The HCW580EBK supports a maximum still image resolution of 4224 x 2376. That's 89% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 3072 x 1728. This camcorder also supports a still image resolution of 4224x2376, 1920x1080, 3408x2272 plus 3 more values.

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Supports HDMI
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The HCW580EBK supports HDMI, as do 64% of camcorders.

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The HCW580EBK's display diagonal of 3" is ok compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 51% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Huge Digital Zoom

The HCW580EBK's digital zoom of 3,000x is in the biggest 2% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average digital zoom of all video cameras is 390x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 3,500x.

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Not Waterproof

The HCW580EBK is not waterproof. 89% of camcorders are also not waterproof.

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Full HD
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The HCW580EBK is Full HD, as are 60% of camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

Like most other video cameras, the HCW580EBK does not have a built-in flash. 83% of camcorders do not have a built-in flash.

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Features Wi-Fi
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The HCW580EBK features Wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-in Microphone
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The HCW580EBK has a built-in microphone, as do 52% of camcorders.

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Features Photo Mode

The HCW580EBK features photo mode. 77% of video cameras do not feature photo mode.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The HCW580EBK's maximum aperture number of only 1.8 is in the lowest 2% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9.

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Lower Than Average Effective Megapixels (Image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of video cameras is 0.46MP, the highest is 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 6MP. The HCW580EBK's effective megapixels (image) of only 1.67MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 10% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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

Across all the camcorders the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 10mm to 500mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 35mm. The Panasonic HCW580EBK's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 28mm is shorter than 72% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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

Across all the camcorders the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 940mm. The HCW580EBK's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 103mm is shorter than 98% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Popularity

Popularity

The Panasonic HCW580EBK has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 33 out of 183 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 HCW580EBK, 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 HCW580EBK Release Date

January 2016

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When Are Most New Panasonic Video Cameras Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any prominent trend in the release month for new Panasonic camcorders.

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

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How Fast Do Panasonic Video Camera Prices Drop After Release?

New Panasonic camcorders drop in price by an average of 5% in the first 6 months after they wer first released.

That means that on a typical Panasonic camcorder costing £1,234 you could save on average £58 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the Panasonic HCW580EBK. However we have checked the rating of all Panasonic camcorders and the average score is 67.7%.

Panasonic HCW580EBK 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)
Maximum Aperture Number
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
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
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
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Camera
Camcorder Type
Photo Effects
Shooting Modes
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-in Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
Headphone Output
USB 2.0 Port
Mini HDMI Port
USB Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Warranty Card
Other Features
Waterproof
Photo Mode
I/O Ports
Compatible Operating Systems
Audio Output
Focus
Internal Memory
Light Exposure Control
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Other Features
HDMI Out
Recording Media
Recording Format
USB 2.0 Connectors
Low Light Sensitivity
Battery Life
Accessories Included
Technical Details
Shutter Speed
Microphone Operation Mode
USB Charging
Power Supply Type
Special Features
Time Lapse

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

panasonic panasonichchcw580ebk, panasonic codehcw580ebk, panasonic hcw580efk, panasonic movie10mp, panasonic 235590415, panasonic hcw580ebk, hcw580efk hcw580efk, panasonic hcw580egk, panasonic n158317w, panasonic c1fszs00, panasonic p636739t, panasonic 10142717, panasonic 18657991, panasonic p233234p, panasonic c1fsza00, panasonic 1589066, panasonic 50xzoom, panasonic 5805059, panasonic 793607, hcw580egk hcw580, hcw580ebk hcw580, panasonic 30lcd, panasonic 77c4a, panasonic w580, panasonic 90x

Barcodes

 05025232836871,  05025232836888,  05025232836901

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