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Sharp HC-V130 Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5 181g Feb 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Very big digital zoom
Full HD
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Sharp released the HC-V130 in February 2014.


Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of camcorders of this age and type range from 1.5x to 3,500x. When compared to other video cameras of this spec and age that we have assessed, the digital zoom of the Sharp HC-V130 of 2,500 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

There are a number of alternative 2,500x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic HC-V500 which has better reviews.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V270EB (£179.99) (3,000x).

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Average Optical Zoom

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

We compared all the other 38x (optical) video cameras to this video camera and we think because of its better review score, the Panasonic HC-V500 is also worth considering.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-R310 (£267.99) (40x).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V130 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22. The Sharp HC-V130 has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers (only 1.8) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Sharp HC-V130 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sharp HC-V130 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Panasonic HDC-TM900.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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2.51 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.51 megapixels sensor video camera.

Video cameras with a bigger total megapixels that might be worth considering include the Transcend DrivePro 200 (£89.99) (3MP) which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-V130 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

We compared all the other camcorders which support HDMI to this camcorder and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40, and the Sony HDR-XR200 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HC-V130 has a composite video out. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also have a composite video out.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HC-V130 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not support PictBridge.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The weights of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera range from 57g to 3.9kg, and the average weight is 450g. At only 181 grams, the HC-V130 is quite light compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V130 (£149.99) (181g).

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Networking

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Sharp HC-V130 does not feature wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age do feature wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the HC-V130 does not support bluetooth.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HC-V130 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The HC-V130 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HC-V130 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping 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 flash.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HC-V130 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sharp HC-V130 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V130 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Still Image

3968 X 2232 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HC-V130 is 3968 x 2232 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Video cameras of this age and spec maximum image resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels to 4224 x 2376 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv130ebk, hcv130ebr
Barcodes 05025232771417, 05025232771424

Sharp HC-V130 Review Sources

To prepare this Sharp HC-V130 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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