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Panasonic AGHPX500PJ Camcorder

$10,835.00
210MP 2/3 3.8kg Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Excellent brand
Good quality
Not good in terms of size
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Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 339 expert and user reviews (including 85 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent reviews for its video cameras. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Quality

One customer mentioned that the Panasonic AG-HPX500 was good quality. Eventdv.net mentioned nine years ago “Excellent image quality and color fidelity”.

Easy to Use the Menus

One Panasonic AG-HPX500 reviewer who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. Nine years ago Eventdv.net wrote “11 gamma settings, four-channel audio input, incredible focus assist” in their review of this camcorder.


Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic AG-HPX500 reviewer who reviewed this camcorder considered that it had a good autofocus.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

One person who purchased it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Nine years ago Eventdv.net said “Small black-and-white viewfinder, slightly heavy for tapeless camera”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who purchased it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Nine years ago Eventdv.net said “Small black-and-white viewfinder, slightly heavy for tapeless camera”.

Very Heavy

When compared to other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder that we have checked, the AG-HPX500's weight of 3.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 59g and 3.8kg.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the NEX-VG30 (1.4kg), or the FDR-AX1 ($4,399.99) (2.4kg) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The AG-HPX500 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have an interchangeable lens.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens currently available including because of it's better review score, the NEX-VG20, or the NEX-VG30 both from Sony.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The AG-HPX500 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also are Full HD.

Other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E, or the Panasonic HX-WA3.

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Image Sensor

2/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Panasonic AG-HPX500 is 2/3". That's over two times the optical sensor size of a 1.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 1.8" and the best is 1/1.3".

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the AG-HPX500 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic bts aghpx500pj, panasonic aghpx500pj
Barcodes 0007.91871E+11, 00791871302965, 05025232426294, 05025232551002

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