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HP F-500

HP F-500 Camcorder

$162.28
$35.27 $127.01 cheaper than 78 days ago
455g CMOS Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Built-In Display Release Date
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14 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 8 owner reviews the average owner rating of this video camera is 88%.

Robust

One person who bought it thought it was well made. One HP F-500 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable.

Good Product Quality

Some people who purchased the product wrote that it was good quality. Onlinenotebook.com said in their review of the HP F-500 “Decent Build Quality” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Onlinenotebook.com mentioned “Gorgeous Glossy Screen” .

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HP F-500 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the F-500 do not have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI port to this video camera and we think the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price], and the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have an HDMI port that you might want to consider including the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[plb_2962229_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The HP F-500 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the F-500 are not Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to look at including a cheaper camcorder such as the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price] or you might consider a higher rated camcorder such as the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price].

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HX-A1ME[plb_2962218_price].

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Has a Night Mode

The HP F-500 has a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the F-500 do not have a night mode.

It may also be worth considering one of the other camcorders with a night mode currently available including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] which has better reviews.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion battery, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HP F-500 has a built-in display, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the F-500.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think a cheaper video camera such as the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price] or you might consider a higher scoring video camera such as the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] are also worth considering.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic HX-A1ME[plb_2962218_price] is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The HP F-500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this age and type. This HP video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of a similar age and type to the F-500.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 2.95 millimeters, the HP F-500 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst camcorders of this age. The minimum focal lengths of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the F-500 range from 1.8mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length is 23mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was not noisy. Onlinenotebook.com said five years ago “Noisy and Shallow Keyboard” in their review.

Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 0.16666666666667 hours, the HP F-500 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average battery life of video cameras of this age and spec is 1.9h.

If you are looking for a video camera with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] (2.5h) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the F-500 do not have an image stabiliser. The HP F-500 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price], or the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HP F-500 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The maximum aperture values of video cameras that are a comparable age to the F-500 range from 1.8 to 22. The HP F-500 has one of the lower maximum aperture values (only 1.9) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the F-500, the HP F-500 is not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HP F-500 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the F-500 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the F-500, the HP F-500 is not 3D compatible.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

With a video capturing speed of only 30 frames per second, the HP F-500 has a quite low video capturing speed compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the F-500. Video cameras of a similar spec and age to the F-500 have video capturing speeds of between 24fps and 120fps.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

At 1.5 meters, the HP F-500 has a fairly big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age. The smallest closest focusing distance of camcorders that are a comparable age to the F-500 is 0.0005m, the biggest is 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1.2m.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP F-500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when HP released the F-500.

Average Weight

At 455 grams, the HP F-500 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the F-500.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] (84g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Operating System
Lens Focal Range
Interface
Aperture Range
Audio Recording Format
Other Features
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Dimensions
USB 2.0 Connector
Video Compression Format
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Power Supply Type

Expert Reviews

13 January 2011

Compaq F500 case is made up of plastic. You won?t find the HP brand new Imprint Finish here so it is not really that pretty or shiny. However, the surface does a lot of fingerprints just like... Read more…

Price
Gorgeous Glossy Screen
Decent Build Quality
Good Sound Quality
Poor Performance as Configured
Minimal Port Options
Noisy and Shallow Keyboard
26 November 2007

Lets face it, if youre considering the Compaq F560us, either times are tough or youre cheap. I would place myself into the latter category. In either case youre probably going to have to make some...

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 12 June 2015 by Bluelghts
Bluelghts would recommend the HP F500 (Verified Purchase)

I have been using the camera for a few weeks and it is still working fine. It seems to be a good buy. It takes good video. It does record over itself if you let it run to long without downloading... Read more…

Easy to Use
Great Picture Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Sound
Fair in Low Light
Short Time Battery
Mount Is A Little Tricky
Reviewed 9 October 2015 by PRC
PRC would recommend the HP F500 (Verified Purchase)

I work 40 miles from my house in Houston. I bought this cam for protecting me from the crazy drivers. I already had a couple of incidents . A lady cut me off and I nearly ran in to the side of... Read more…

Reviewed 2 September 2015 by POWSR
POWSR would recommend the HP F500 (Verified Purchase)

Was easy to order from B&H. Delivered fast and installed without a hitch. Takes reasonable quality video. Only thing I didn't like was the mount that now slides into the camera body instead of... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Dean K.

Got this as a gift from a friend, because he knows I love to take lots of trips. Definitely love the high quality videos of all the places I drive to! Like Yosemite! it keeps a fresh view and... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by DigiDog
DigiDog would recommend the HP F500

I like this camera a lot. Had no issues in playbacks and was able to load it onto my computer and load it up on youtube. Didn't break my bank either. Highly recommended...

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