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Sharp HC-V130 Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 181g Feb 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The HC-V130 has a quite big digital zoom (2,500 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago. The digital zooms of small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 800x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2,500x (digital) camcorders currently available including the Panasonic HC-V500 which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V130 is Full HD, unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V130 which are not Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the Canon Legria HF M52, the Panasonic HDC-TM900, and the Sony HDR-PJ620 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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BSI Sensor Type

This video camera has a BSI sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V130, the HC-V130 has an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, the Legria HF R406, or the Vixia HF R40 all from Canon.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V130, the HC-V130 has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, or the Legria HF R56 both from Canon.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Sharp HC-V130 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-V130.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Very Light

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-V130 the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg. With a weight of only 181 grams, the HC-V130 is one of the lighter camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-V130 amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HC-V110 (£209.99) (181g), or the HC-V130 (£149.99) (181g) both from Panasonic.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V130, the HC-V130 has a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R406, or the Sony HVR-Z7.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on video cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on video cameras of this age and type.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the Sharp HC-V130 is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on video cameras of this type and age. The cables included "AV" is also found on this Sharp camcorder.

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3968 X 2232 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Sharp HC-V130 is 3968 x 2232 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V130 the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 4224 x 2376 pixels (best).

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This video camera has a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently found image formats supported on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the HC-V130 is more than most video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-V130. The white balances "Cloudy", "Indoor" and "Sunny" are also found on this video camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-V130 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V130 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the Sony HVR-Z7 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the HC-V130 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. Small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V130 have display diagonals of between 1.4" and 4.3".

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 1.8, the HC-V130's maximum aperture number is one of the lowest amongst camcorders of this type and age. Small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V130 have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 11, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.5.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the HC-V130 is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC and MP4 are also supported by this Sharp video camera.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-V130 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V130 also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a night mode which you might want to consider including the Canon Legria HF M52 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Sharp HC-V130 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Canon XF105 (£1,860.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this type and age are not waterproof. The Sharp HC-V130 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V130 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ620 which also has a higher rating.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has an AVCHD|MP4 video formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sharp HC-V130

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sharp released the HC-V130.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 38 times zoom factor, the HC-V130 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

Alternative 38x (optical) camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V500.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
GPS (satellite)
Geotagging
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Lens Hood
Other Features
Power Consumption (typical)
Intelligent Mode
AV Output
Video Compression Formats
Projector
Built-In Projector

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv130, hcv130e, hcv130eb, hcv130ebr, hcv130ebk, panasonic hcv130, panasonic hcv130e, panasonic hcv130eb, panasonic hcv130ebk
Barcodes 05025232771417, 05025232771424

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