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Panasonic HX-A100

A classic 3.32MP 1 video camera with adequate features but high running costs
3.32MP 1/4.1" Yes 167g Mar 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Panasonic HX-A100 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Panasonic HX-A100 number 344 across all camcorders.
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15 Reviews
45
Average Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

It has not bad user reviews but ok expert reviews. 71% of buyers recommended this camcorder to others. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality.
This Panasonic camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Features wi-Fi
Waterproof
Does not support HDMI
Only 1" optical sensor size

Panasonic HX-A100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This camcorder received a rating of 70 out of 100 from expert review site parentesis.com.

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Average User Reviews

People who bought this Panasonic video camera rated this camcorder 74% on average. 71% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Panasonic Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 385 owner and expert reviews (including 98 verified purchases) for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 88% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Four people who bought this camcorder considered that it was good quality.


Features

Average Total Megapixels

The Panasonic HX-A100's total megapixels of 3.32MP is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 39% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The HX-A100 does not support HDMI, unlike 67% of camcorders which support HDMI.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HX-A100 features wi-Fi. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Panasonic HX-A100 of 167g is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 27% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.1|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Waterproof

The HX-A100 is waterproof, unlike 89% of video cameras which are not waterproof.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HX-A100 has an image stabilizer. 66% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

The Panasonic HX-A100's closest focusing distance of 0.3m is quite big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 24% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The average closest focusing distance of all video cameras is 0.43m, with the smallest being 0.0005m and the biggest being 20m.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HX-A100 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The HX-A100 does not have a built-in display, unlike 68% of video cameras which have a built-in display.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the HX-A100 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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Features Photo Mode

The HX-A100 features photo mode, unlike 76% of video cameras which do not feature photo mode.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The maximum aperture number of the Panasonic HX-A100 of only 2.5 is in the lowest 9% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the HX-A100 in March 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hxa100k, panasonic hxa100e, panasonic hxa500e, panasonic hxa100d, VW-WJA100GUH, hxa100ek
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00012302000787, 00031111125559, 00031111125566, 00042448744214, 00112292838985, 00121417306018, 00132017881027, 00154940324105, 00652373347314, 00858897846443, 00885170116764, 00885170116771, 05025232724666, 05025232724673, 05711045964763

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