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Panasonic HC-V130
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Panasonic HC-V130 Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5 181g Jul 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Panasonic has excellent video camera reviews
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Only 1" optical sensor size

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Panasonic Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

We checked 339 expert and user reviews for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has excellent reviews. We also found that Panasonic has excellent reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V130 is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-V160 ($149.99) which is cheaper.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-V130 supports HDMI. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years also support HDMI.

We compared all the other video cameras which support HDMI to this video camera and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Panasonic HC-V160 ($149.99) is also worth considering.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HC-V130 has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a composite video out.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Panasonic HC-V130 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have a DC-in jack.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Panasonic HC-V130 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V130 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper video cameras such as the Panasonic HC-V160 ($149.99).

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 1,646 millimeter, the HC-V130 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera is 0.5mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 1,000mm.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 100 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V130 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 720x.

If this Panasonic video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-V160 ($149.99) (2,500x and cheaper).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HC-V130 has a pretty typical optical zoom (38 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

With a weight of only 181 grams, the Panasonic HC-V130 is one of the lighter video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg, and the average weight is 460g.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The HC-V130 features indoor white balance. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also feature indoor white balance.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HC-V130 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HC-V130 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-V130 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HC-V130 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 4.5MP. The HC-V130 has a quite high effective megapixels (movie) (2.12 megapixels) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Still Image

3968 X 2232 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V130 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3968 x 2232 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution. Across all camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder the best maximum image resolution is 4224 x 2376 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 3968 x 2232|1920 x 1080, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Panasonic HC-V130 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The smallest display diagonal of small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder is 1.4", the largest is 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Networking

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-V130 does not feature wi-Fi. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago do feature wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The HC-V130 does not support bluetooth. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also do not support bluetooth.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the Panasonic HC-V130 does not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HC-V130 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the HC-V130.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv130ebr, panasonic hcv130efk, panasonic hcv130ebk
Barcodes 05025232771370, 05025232771387

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