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Panasonic HCV160K Camcorder

$149.99
2.5MP 1/5 181g Mar 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Panasonic Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Based on 339 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has excellent reviews for its camcorders. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders compared to other brands. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The HC-V160 features indoor white balance. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also feature indoor white balance.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder, the Panasonic HC-V160 does not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HC-V160 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have a built-in flash.

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Still Image

3968 X 2232 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V160 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3968 x 2232 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best maximum image resolution of all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera 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 the most frequently supported still image resolution(s) on small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.2 megapixels, the HC-V160 has one of the higher effective megapixels (movie) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 4.5MP.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

Small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 10MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of 2.2 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V160 has a quite high effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HC-V160 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-V160 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic HC-V160 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HC-V160 has a batteries included, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HC-V160 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 4 lux, the Panasonic HC-V160 has one of the bigger minimum illuminations amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average minimum illumination of camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera is 1.8lx.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The HC-V160 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Several Panasonic HC-V160 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. C. Torley wrote on Amazon in August this year “This camcorder is easy to use, light and has good quality filming” and scored it 99 out of 100. This month Great Expectations rated it 5 stars and said “Lovely - small and super quality” in their Panasonic HC-V160 review. Jabbawocky said in their review on Amazon “Picture quality is great, powerful zoom, clear”.

Easy to Use

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. C. Torley mentioned in their Panasonic HC-V160 review on Amazon “This camcorder is easy to use, light and has good quality filming”. This year Reviewer 88 scored this camcorders 5 stars and said in their review of this camcorders on Amazon “Good simple to use video camcorder”.

Nice Design

A few Panasonic HC-V160 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Brian wrote in his Panasonic HC-V160 review “Perfectly for still photo shots and cam corder looks pretty good, not mastered the sound as”.


Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic HC-V160 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Panasonic HC-V160 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The display diagonals of video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera range from 1.4" to 4.3".

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The HC-V160 is fairly light (only 181 grams) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder. The lightest comparable spec video camera that is a similar age to this camcorder is 57g weight, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 460g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-V130 (181g).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-V160 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also support HDMI.

Alternative video cameras which also support HDMI that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HC-V130.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HC-V160 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a DC-in jack.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Panasonic HC-V160 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V160 is Full HD. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also are Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V130.

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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 small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

At only 17 megabits per second, the Panasonic HC-V160 has a fairly small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder. The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera is 26 Mbit/s, and the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s.

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 720x. With a digital zoom of 2,500 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V160 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 38 times zoom factor, the HC-V160 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. Camcorders that were released more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 10x and 78x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V160 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic HC-V130.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 1,646 millimeter, the Panasonic HC-V160 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder. Small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm.

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Good Quality Lens

One customer who bought this camcorders thought it had a good zoom. This month Jabbawocky rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality is great, powerful zoom, clear and sharp”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Panasonic video camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv160egk, panasonic 1920x1080, panasonic hcv160ebk, panasonic n129540w, info hcv160ebk
Barcodes 05025232807628, 05025232807659, 05025232807666

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