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Panasonic HCW570K Camcorder

$364.98
$318.99 $45.99 cheaper than 66 days ago
2.51MP 1/5.8 266g May 2015
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New Twin Camera / Wireless Twin CameraPicture-in-picture twin camera recording 90x / 50xIntelligent Zoom / Optical Zoom Level Shot FunctionAnd 5-axis hand-shake detection More
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This video camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from Trusted Reviews.

Good Technical Features

One Panasonic HC-W570 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it had good features. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews last year “The Panasonic HC-W570 offers an excellent range of features for the money” in their Panasonic HC-W570 review.

Panasonic Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 125 owner and expert reviews for Panasonic video cameras 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

Full HD

The HC-W570 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-W570 also are Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] which has better reviews.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HC-W570, the HC-W570 has an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price], and the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony HDR-CX405[plb_2697190_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Panasonic HC-W570 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI port to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price], and the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 50 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-W570 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than a year ago. The optical zooms of comparable spec video cameras that were released one year ago range from 10x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 33x.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 50x (optical) video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] which has better reviews.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HC-W570 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of this age and spec. Most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it support an SD memory card. In addition, this Panasonic 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 across all small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-W570.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Panasonic HC-W570 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] which has better reviews.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might also want to look at include the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price].

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic HC-W570 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Indoor" and "Sunny" are also found on this camcorder.

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Quite High Display Resolution

At 460,800 pixels, the HC-W570 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-W570. The display resolutions of small sensor size camcorders that were released one year ago range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HC-W570 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The HC-W570 has a quite small digital zoom (only 150 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HC-W570. The digital zooms of video cameras that were released one year ago range from 6x to 3,000x.

If you want a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] (1,140x), or the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (3,000x) which is also higher rated.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of [16:9] 10 MP (4224 x 2376)| 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)/[3:2] 7.7 MP (3408 x 2272)| 2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)/[4:3] 7.4 MP (3136 x 2352)| 0.3 MP (640 x 480), which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-W570 are not 3D compatible. The HC-W570 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-W570 do not have a night mode. The Panasonic HC-W570 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-W570 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-W570 are also not waterproof.

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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-W570, the HC-W570 does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] is also worth considering.

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Only AVC Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 4 lux, the HC-W570 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-W570. The smallest minimum illumination of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HC-W570 is 0.1lx and the biggest is 4lx.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-W570

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This Panasonic video camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the HC-W570 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price].

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Average Weight

With a weight of 266 grams, the HC-W570 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-W570.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-CX405[plb_2697190_price] (215g and cheaper).

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

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Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Photo Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
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
S-Video Out Port
Mini HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery
Continuous Video Playback Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
9 October 2015

With optical image stabilisation, Wi-Fi, and the selfie-orientated secondary lens, the Panasonic HC-W570 offers an excellent range of features for the money...

Second "Twin Camera" lens
Optical image stabilisation
WiFi connectivity
Starker Zoom
TwinCamTechnik, kompakt und leicht
Small CMOS sensor
No slowmotion shooting
Touchdisplay nicht optimal
Formati di registrazione limitati, assente slitta per faro esterno, assente jack per input audio, il microfono integrato suona attutito

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Panasonic HC-W570

I like this camera, the quality of the motion and still pictures are great...

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Poor Sound

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232807789, 05025232807802, 05025232807819, 05025232807826

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$ 3,999.00 $318.99
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Ninety-Nine Times Smaller Digital Zoom
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