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HP F-500 Camcorder

455g CMOS Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Built-In Display Release Date
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14 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this HP video camera on average 88%.

Robust

One person who bought it thought it was well made. One HP F-500 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable.

Good Product Quality

Some people who purchased the product wrote that it was good quality. Onlinenotebook.com said in their review of the HP F-500 “Decent Build Quality” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Onlinenotebook.com mentioned “Gorgeous Glossy Screen” .

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HP F-500 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the F-500 do not have an HDMI port.

Alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available which you might also want to consider include the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price], or the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[plb_2962229_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The HP F-500 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the F-500 are not Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] which has better reviews; or the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Panasonic HX-A1ME[plb_2962218_price].

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Has a Night Mode

The HP F-500 has a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a night mode.

It may also be worth considering one of the other camcorders with a night mode currently available including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] which has better reviews.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion battery, which is the most commonly found battery on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HP F-500 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the F-500 also have a built-in display.

There are a number of other camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to consider including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] which has better reviews; or the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the Panasonic HX-A1ME[plb_2962218_price] is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The HP F-500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable type and age to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the F-500.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

Across all the video cameras of this age and type the minimum focal lengths range from 1.8mm to 110mm. At only 2.95 millimeters, the HP F-500 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was not noisy. Onlinenotebook.com said five years ago “Noisy and Shallow Keyboard” in their review.

Very Short Battery Life

Across all the camcorders of this type and age the battery lifes range from 0.083h to 5h, and the average battery life is 1.9h. At only 0.16666666666667 hours, the HP F-500 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the F-500.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] (2.5h and cheaper).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an image stabiliser. The HP F-500 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price], or the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the HP F-500 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The lowest maximum aperture value of video cameras that are a comparable age to the F-500 is 1.8, the highest is 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 5.2. The HP F-500 has one of the lower maximum aperture values (only 1.9) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Not Waterproof

The HP F-500 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the F-500 are also not waterproof.

If you are looking for a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to look at the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The HP F-500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the F-500 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the F-500 do not have a built-in projector. The HP F-500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

Video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the F-500 have closest focusing distances of between 0.0005m and 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1.2m. The HP F-500 has one of the bigger closest focusing distances (1.5 meters) amongst camcorders of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP F-500

Released Over Three Years Ago

HP released the F-500 over three years ago.

Average Weight

The HP F-500 has a pretty typical weight (455 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the F-500.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] (84g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Night Mode
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens Focal Range
Photo Mode
Interface
Aperture Range (F-F)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Other Features
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
USB Port
HDMI Out
Dimensions (WxDxH)
USB 2.0 Connectors
Video Compression Formats
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Power Supply Type

Expert Reviews

13 January 2011

Compaq F500 case is made up of plastic. You won?t find the HP brand new Imprint Finish here so it is not really that pretty or shiny. However, the surface does a lot of fingerprints just like... Read more…

Price
Gorgeous Glossy Screen
Decent Build Quality
Good Sound Quality
Poor Performance as Configured
Minimal Port Options
Noisy and Shallow Keyboard
26 November 2007

Lets face it, if youre considering the Compaq F560us, either times are tough or youre cheap. I would place myself into the latter category. In either case youre probably going to have to make some...

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 12 June 2015 by Bluelghts
Bluelghts would recommend the HP F500 (Verified Purchase)

I have been using the camera for a few weeks and it is still working fine. It seems to be a good buy. It takes good video. It does record over itself if you let it run to long without downloading... Read more…

Easy to Use
Great Picture Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Sound
Fair in Low Light
Short Time Battery
Mount Is A Little Tricky
Reviewed 9 October 2015 by PRC
PRC would recommend the HP F500 (Verified Purchase)

I work 40 miles from my house in Houston. I bought this cam for protecting me from the crazy drivers. I already had a couple of incidents . A lady cut me off and I nearly ran in to the side of... Read more…

Reviewed 2 September 2015 by POWSR
POWSR would recommend the HP F500 (Verified Purchase)

Was easy to order from B&H. Delivered fast and installed without a hitch. Takes reasonable quality video. Only thing I didn't like was the mount that now slides into the camera body instead of... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Dean K.

Got this as a gift from a friend, because he knows I love to take lots of trips. Definitely love the high quality videos of all the places I drive to! Like Yosemite! it keeps a fresh view and... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by DigiDog
DigiDog would recommend the HP F500

I like this camera a lot. Had no issues in playbacks and was able to load it onto my computer and load it up on youtube. Didn't break my bank either. Highly recommended...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 18996, hp 72168
Barcodes 04711148721684

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