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Panasonic HC-V130
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Panasonic HC-V130 Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 181g Mar 2014
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Take Full-HD Videos The Easy Way Full-HD recording and an Intelligent 75x Zoom. Compact Camcorders suitable for easy recording of high quality images. More
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22 Reasons For

Good Quality Lens

Some Panasonic HC-V130 reviewers thought this camcorders had a good zoom. Callum mentioned on Amazon “It's small, light weight and has good sound and zoom”. Chryseus scored this camcorders 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “The zoom is fairly good although keep in mind digital zoom in a gimmick so you get less quality above the optical level of 38x”. Chryseus also wrote “It's reasonable up to 75x with 'Intelligent Zoom' turned on”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Panasonic HC-V130 owners said that the Panasonic HC-V130 was good quality. Agotas scored this camcorders 5 stars and said last year “Good quality!” in their review of the Panasonic HC-V130. Two years ago Chryseus wrote “The picture quality is pretty good for the price although you will get some” in their review and rated this camcorders 5 stars. Chryseus also mentioned “Sound quality is really good although the lack of an external microphone jack is highly annoying”.

Easy to Use

A number of Panasonic HC-V130 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use. Albert Metcalf said in his review on Amazon “Lovely little thing, simple to use”. Amazoning said in their review of the Panasonic HC-V130 two years ago “Camera itself seems to be good, compact and easy enough to use”. Betty Kavanagh mentioned in her review of the Panasonic HC-V130 on Amazon “Easy to use fits in hand”.

Good Size

Several Panasonic HC-V130 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Amazoning said in their Panasonic HC-V130 review “Camera itself seems to be good, compact and easy enough to use”. Kaz said in their review of the Panasonic HC-V130 last year “This is a light weight compact camcorder”. Mrs Wendy Rice mentioned “Fantastic video camera and is compact” in her Panasonic HC-V130 review and rated the Panasonic HC-V130 99 out of 100.

Two Panasonic HC-V130 reviewers who bought the product wrote that it was a good weight. Last year Callum mentioned “It's small, light weight and has good sound”. Ian said on Amazon two years ago “Small, light weight, fits the hand great”.

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Nice Design

Several people who purchased the Panasonic HC-V130 concluded that it was good looking. Chryseus wrote “The picture quality is pretty good for the price although you will get some”. David said “Beautiful little camera” in his review.

Good Battery Life

A number of customers who purchased the product said that it had a good battery life. Amazon Customer rated this camcorders 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon in August “Advise getting full size battery though” in their review. Iain said “Like other reviews it has short battery life so you can't take it too far without extra battery packs”. Si mentioned “The worst part, however, is the battery life which is awful” in their review of this camcorders and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic video cameras and also specifically for Panasonic small sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases Panasonic had good reviews.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HC-V130 has an HDMI port. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V130 also have an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-V130, the HC-V130 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V130, the HC-V130 has an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-V130 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. Most camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC memory card. 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 memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-V130.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable 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

At only 181 grams, the HC-V130 is fairly light compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V130. Small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V130 have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V130 is 1,100mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 22mm to 2,700mm. With a maximum focal length of 1,646 millimeter, the Panasonic HC-V130 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the Panasonic HC-V130 has a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the HC-V130 is more than most camcorders that came out more than two years ago. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V130. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 640 x 360|960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly High Movie Megapixel Count

Across all the video cameras that have been available for more than two years the movie megapixel counts range from 0.41MP to 3MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 1.9MP. The Panasonic HC-V130 has one of the higher movie megapixel counts (2.12 megapixels) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has an EXIF|JPG image format, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Small

At only 53 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-V130 is quite small compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V130. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 30mm and 570mm, and the average width is 74mm.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080| 3968 x 2232, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Robust

Several Panasonic HC-V130 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this camcorders was not well made. Two years ago Ian said on Amazon “Just a tad plasticky” however still gave this camcorders a rating of 99 out of 100. Peekay wrote in their Panasonic HC-V130 review “Arrived as promised - the only thing I didn't realize is that it doesn't have a built in light” but even so gave it a score of 5 stars.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HC-V130 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-V130 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of camcorders of this spec and age is 770x. The Panasonic HC-V130 has a quite small digital zoom (only 100 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V130.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-V130 range from 1.4" to 4.3". With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Panasonic HC-V130 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this type and age do not have a night mode. The HC-V130 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V130, the HC-V130 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V130, the HC-V130 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the HC-V130 is not waterproof.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

The Panasonic HC-V130 has a quite low battery capacity (only 970 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The battery capacities of video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V130 range from 440mAh to 3,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,600mAh.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V130

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Panasonic released the HC-V130.

Average Optical Zoom

At 38 times zoom factor, the HC-V130 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-V130.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
On Screen Display Language
GPS Function
Geotagging
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232771370, 05025232771387
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