If you are wondering how Panasonic camcorders compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 790+ camcorders by objectively and impartially analysing over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.
Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders. Their camcorders start at £149 for the HC-V180 which has an optical zoom of 50x, a sensor size of 2.51MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to £4,779 for the PAN-AJPX270EJ which has an optical zoom of 22x, a sensor size of §MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new Panasonic camcorder is £784.
Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders.
Is Panasonic the Best Camcorder Brand?
So are Panasonic camcorders any good? We give every camcorder a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all camcorders we are able to impartially rank all the camcorder brands.
Panasonic is ranked the No. 3 best camcorder brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 3rd best camcorder brand out there.
Let's look at how Panasonic camcorders compare to the other camcorder brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All camcorder Brands
There's a wide selection of Panasonic camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with 20 Panasonic camcorders currently on the market in the UK. Panasonic also have better reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a Panasonic camcorder being 68%.
Panasonic have a number of great features including Time Lapse which sets them apart from the competition.
Panasonic camcorders tend to be cheaper than most other camcorder brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price £1,216
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price £784
Price Distribution of Panasonic Camcorders
What Do the Panasonic Camcorder Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Panasonic camcorder to work out the average distribution of reviews for Panasonic and then compared this to the other camcorder brands.
Panasonic has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its camcorders than most other camcorder brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 91% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Panasonic camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 85% respectively across all Camcorder brands.
Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Panasonic camcorders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other camcorder brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Camcorders Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 19 industry awards for Panasonic camcorders. The table below compares the number of awards given to Panasonic to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 28,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Panasonic camcorders. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Panasonic camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
100% of reviewers think Panasonic camcorders are reliable.
So, most people think that Panasonic camcorders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Panasonic camcorders that mention reliability:
it can still put together a keenly priced
although the camera is sturdy
so you either risk destroying the camcorder by not replacing the seals
I think its a lot better than most built in mics
Panasonic have produced a very nice product here - robust
Features to Look Out For On Panasonic Camcorders
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Panasonic camcorders that set them apart from the competition. These include Time Lapse.
At only £448.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 87 the Panasonic HC-VX870 makes a great budget choice.
Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (18.91MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
A total megapixels and best selling 20x optical zoom, 353g video camera, with an outstanding spec and a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and a night mode, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a good zoom, great picture quality and good video quality.
7 Reviews + 1 Award
Value for Money
3 Years Old
Multiple reviews mentioned that Panasonic HC-VX870 has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%. Panasonic HC-VX870 has received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews.
The cheapest price that we could find for the HC-VX870 in the UK is £448.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.