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Panasonic AG-HPX500
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Panasonic AGHPX500PJ Camcorder

3.8kg CCD Jul 2013
Weight Sensor Type Interchangeable Lens Built-In Display Release Date
Outstanding Cost-to-Performance and Superb 2/3 type Quality - a P2HD Camera Recorder for Video Professionals - Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) function- APT (Advanced Progressive... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Video cameras made by Panasonic have an average rating of 79%, which is in the top 42% of all camcorder brands that we have assessed.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Eight years ago Eventdv.net wrote “Excellent image quality and color fidelity” in their Panasonic AG-HPX500 review.

Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic AG-HPX500 reviewer who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic AG-HPX500 reviewer who purchased it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Eventdv.net wrote “11 gamma settings, four-channel audio input, incredible focus assist” in their review.

Has an Interchangeable Lens

Unlike most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the AG-HPX500 which do not have an interchangeable lens, the Panasonic AG-HPX500 has an interchangeable lens.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the AG-HPX500, the AG-HPX500 has a built-in display.

There are a number of other camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Veho Muvi HD NPNG[plb_2384279_price].

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was not heavy and bulky. Eventdv.net mentioned “Small black-and-white viewfinder, slightly heavy for tapeless camera”.

Not Full HD

Most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the AG-HPX500 are not Full HD. The AG-HPX500 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the AG-HPX500 do not have an image stabiliser. The AG-HPX500 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the Panasonic AG-HPX500 does not have an HDMI port.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the AG-HPX500 are not waterproof. The AG-HPX500 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Panasonic AG-HPX500 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the AG-HPX500 also do not have a night mode.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have a night mode including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras that were launched around the same time as the AG-HPX500 do not have a built-in projector. The AG-HPX500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the AG-HPX500, the AG-HPX500 is not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The AG-HPX500 has a higher maximum video resolution than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Panasonic camcorder has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst maximum video resolution across all video cameras of a similar age and type to the AG-HPX500.

The best maximum video resolution across comparable types of video camera is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Heavy

The Panasonic AG-HPX500 is one of the heavier video cameras of a similar type and age to the AG-HPX500 (3.8 kilograms) amongst camcorders of this age. The weights of camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the AG-HPX500 range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Sony PMW-200[plb_1558790_price] (2.7kg).

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1 Other reason to consider the Panasonic AG-HPX500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camcorder was released.

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Storage
Storage
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
IEEE 1394/Firewire Port
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Content

Expert Reviews

9 January 2008

One of Panasonic?s newest cameras in its P2 family is the HPX500. Designed for electronic news gathering (ENG) but suitable to a range of pro video work, this camera offers many features that will... Read more…

Thirty-two recording formats in HD and SD
2 recording technology, "native" frame rates
11 gamma settings, four-channel audio input, incredible focus assist, and excellent image quality and color fidelity
Small black-and-white viewfinder, slightly heavy for tapeless camera

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic aghpx500, panasonic aghpx500p, panasonic aghpx500pj, panasonic bts aghpx500, panasonic bts aghpx500p, panasonic bts aghpx500pj
Barcodes 0007.91871E+11, 00791871302965, 05025232426294, 05025232551002

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