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Panasonic HC-V210
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Panasonic HC-V210 Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 184g Feb 2013
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- Intelligent 72x Zoom and Optical 38x Zoom- POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode- 150 Minutes Long-Time Recording- BSI Sensor for Full-HD Video Recording and High Low-Light Performance- Simultaneous... More
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18 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 125 expert and owner reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its video cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its small sensor size camcorders compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Panasonic HC-V210 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-V210 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-V210 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HC-V210 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it support an SD memory card. In addition, this Panasonic camcorder 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Very Light

The weights of video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-V210 range from 57g to 3.9kg. At only 184 grams, the HC-V210 is quite light compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V210.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-V210 has a built-in display. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-V210 also have a built-in display.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Panasonic HC-V210 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this type and age. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of this age and spec. 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 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HC-V210 is 4224 x 2376. That's over four times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (which is also supported by this Panasonic camcorder).

This video camera's still image resolution (4224 x 2376) is actually the best supported still image resolution across all camcorders of this age and spec.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst supported still image resolution amongst similar types of video camera.

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Fairly High Movie Megapixel Count

Across all the camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-V210 the movie megapixel counts range from 0.41MP to 3MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 1.9MP. At 2.2 megapixels, the HC-V210 has a quite high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V210.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V210 is 1.2 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 360,000 pixels. The HC-V210 has one of the higher display resolutions (230,400 pixels) amongst camcorders of this age.

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4224 X 2376 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Panasonic HC-V210 is 4224 x 2376 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution.

This video camera's maximum image resolution (4224 x 2376 pixels) is in fact the best maximum image resolution across all similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst maximum image resolution amongst similar types of video camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The HC-V210 has one of the higher megapixel counts (2.2 megapixels) amongst video cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of camcorders of this age and type range from 1.1MP to 10MP, and the average megapixel count is 2.4MP.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Small

With a width of only 53 millimeters, the HC-V210 is quite small compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest camcorder that is a comparable age to the HC-V210 is 30mm wide and the biggest is 570mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V210, the HC-V210 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 100 times zoom factor, the HC-V210 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-V210. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V210 the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V210, the HC-V210 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HC-V210 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-V210 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Panasonic HC-V210 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic HC-V210 is not waterproof. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V210 are also not waterproof.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V210

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-V210 over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 38 times zoom factor, the HC-V210 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V210.

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Average Screen Size

The HC-V210 has a pretty standard screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V210.

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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 frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of a comparable age and type to 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 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
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Playback
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
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
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Battery Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Memory Card Included
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features

Expert Reviews

13 May 2014

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Good image quality
Keen price
Capable optical image stabilisation
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No WiFi features
SD card slot on base of unit
Mediocre still image abilities
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 12 March 2014 by Mrs. C. Forster
(Verified Purchase)

Loved the camcorder, particularly as it had a memory but unfortunately this was the American/Asian version so was not compatible with English appliances. Neither was the warranty valid when I... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv210, hcv210k, hcv210e, rpsdrb16, rpchem15, hcv210ew, hcv210ek, hcv210ep, hcv210egw, rpsdrb16g, packv210k, rpchem15e, hcv210egk, rpsdrb16ga, rpchem15ek, rpsdrb16gak
Barcodes 00724327500776, 00724327506976, 04010869230636, 05025232723140, 05025232723164, 05025232723362, 05025232723386, 05025232723393, 05025232723409, 05025232723416
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