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Panasonic HC-V520
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Panasonic HCV520K Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 229g Feb 2013
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Super-Powerful Intelligent 80x Zoom / Optical 50x Zoom With Built-in Wi-Fi Function Equipped with Intelligent 80x Zoom/Optical 50x Zoom, the HC-V520 can capture even the images of craters on the... More
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18 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 125 expert and user reviews for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its small sensor size camcorders range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-V520 range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. The HC-V520 has one of the bigger optical zooms (50 times zoom factor) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HC-V520 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HC-V520 also have an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HC-V520, the Panasonic HC-V520 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HC-V520 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V520.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-V520 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago 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 actually the best supported memory card type amongst all small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V520.

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

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

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V520 is 22mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length is 1,100mm. The Panasonic HC-V520 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (1,748 millimeter) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V520, the HC-V520 has a built-in display.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic HC-V520 is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V520. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this 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 small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The HC-V520 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4224 x 2376. That's over four times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V520. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this Panasonic video camera. This video camera also support still image resolutions of 640 x 480 and 1728 x 1152 and 3408 x 2272.

A 4224 x 2376 still image resolution is actually the best supported still image resolution across all small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst supported still image resolution across similar types of camcorder.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V520 has one of the higher display resolutions (460,000 pixels) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V520 the display resolutions range from 1.2 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 360,000 pixels.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

With a movie megapixel count of 2.25 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V520 has one of the higher movie megapixel counts amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The lowest movie megapixel count of video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-V520 is 0.41MP and the highest is 3MP.

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4224 X 2376 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HC-V520 is 4224 x 2376 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution.

This camcorder's maximum image resolution (4224 x 2376 pixels) is in fact the best maximum image resolution amongst all video cameras of this age and spec.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst maximum image resolution across similar types of camcorder.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 2.25 megapixels, the HC-V520 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V520 the megapixel counts 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 typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 28 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-V520 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HC-V520. The average minimum focal length of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 33mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 10mm to 44mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-V520 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V520 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The HC-V520 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 150 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HC-V520. The digital zooms of camcorders of this age and type range from 1.5x to 3,500x.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-V520 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the Panasonic HC-V520 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in projector. The Panasonic HC-V520 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the HC-V520 is not waterproof.

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Only Hybrid Image Stabiliser

The HC-V520 has a Hybrid image stabiliser which is better than most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it. Most small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it have an Optical image stabiliser. Hybrid image stabilisation combines optical and digital image stabilisation. Across all video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V520 the best image stabiliser type is Optical and the worst is Digital.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V520

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The HC-V520 has a relatively average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HC-V520.

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Average Weight

The HC-V520 has a relatively typical weight (229 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HC-V520.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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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
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
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
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display Language
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
Mini HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features

Expert Reviews

27 May 2014

Panasonic HC-V520 ???c ?ánh giá là có s? c?i ti?n h?n so v?i ng??i ti?n nhi?m c?a nó. Nó mang ??n ch?t l??ng hình ?nh t?t h?n, cùng tính n?ng WiFi tích h?p, và zoom t?ng c??ng c?ng nh?...

50x 1.8 4.2 zoom lens
Impressive optical stabilization
Touch screen
1080 60 video capture
Inexpensive
Still capture only 10 megapixels
No built-in memory
No accessory shoe
No microphone minijack
No headphone minijack

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv520, hcv520e, hcv520ek, hcv520es, hcv520er, hcv520ep, hcv520egr, hcv520egk, hcv520egs, 5025232722938, pageattrs hcv520, panasonic hcv520, pageattrs hcv520k, panasonic hcv520m, panasonic hcv520k, panasonic hcv520mw
Barcodes 05025232722914, 05025232722921, 05025232722938, 05025232722969, 05025232722983, 05025232722990, 08594031680284
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