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Panasonic HC-VX980
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Panasonic HC-VX980 Camcorder

18.91MP 1/2.3 351g MOS BSI Jan 2016
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12 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality. Jay Bee rated this camcorder as very good and he wrote on Amazon “Uk/dp/B01AAGIR8A/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0 offers amazing quality” in his review of this camcorder.

Panasonic Has Good Camcorder Reviews

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

Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-VX980 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-VX980.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other recently released big sensor size video cameras, the HC-VX980 has an HDMI port.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months is 370x. With a digital zoom of 1,500 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-VX980 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-VX980.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

This camcorder supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for the last year. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-VX980 has a built-in display. Most of the other recently released big sensor size video cameras also have a built-in display.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The HC-VX980 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution which is higher than most video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. Most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution. In addition, this video camera support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all comparable spec video cameras that have been available for the last year.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of video camera.

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Very High Display Resolution

The Panasonic HC-VX980 has one of the highest display resolutions (460,800 pixels) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. Big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-VX980 have display resolutions of between 460 pixels and 470,000 pixels.

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JPEG XR Image Format

This video camera has a JPEG XR image format, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been around for the last year.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

When compared to other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for the last year that we have assessed, the maximum focal length of the HC-VX980 of 752.8 millimeters is one of the longest. The shortest maximum focal length of newly released big sensor size video cameras is 340mm, the longest is 760mm, and the average maximum focal length is 550mm.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Panasonic HC-VX980 is more than most big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this video camera. The cables included HDMI are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-VX980 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-VX980 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Full HD

The Panasonic HC-VX980 is not Full HD. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-VX980 are also not Full HD.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the HC-VX980 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-VX980, the HC-VX980 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-VX980 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that were released in the last year are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-VX980 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-VX980 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|MP4 video format, which is the most commonly found video format on latest big sensor size video cameras.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

When compared to other video cameras that came out in the last year that we have checked, the minimum focal length of the HC-VX980 of 30.8 millimeters is one of the longest. The shortest minimum focal length of newly released big sensor size video cameras is 28mm and the longest is 31mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-VX980

4K Ultra HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Panasonic released the HC-VX980.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the HC-VX980 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out in the last 12 months.

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Average Weight

The HC-VX980 has a pretty standard weight (351 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out in the last year.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the HC-VX980 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-VX980.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on latest big sensor size video cameras.

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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
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

User Reviews

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Reviewed 17 May 2016 by Jay Bee | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

This 4K video camera https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AAGIR8A/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0 offers amazing quality. Still getting to grips with its multi functions, but I bought it mainly for the... Read more…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers leica hcvx980, canon hcvx980, leica hcvx980e, canon hcvx980e, canon hcvx980eb, leica hcvx980eb, leica hcvx980ebk, canon hcvx980ebk, panasonic hcvx980, panasonic n158162, panasonic hcvx980e, panasonic n158162w, panasonic hcvx980eb, panasonic hcvx980ebk
Barcodes 00635131601101, 00885170229464, 05025232837175, 05025232837212

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