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Panasonic HCV160K

$179.99
A great value for money and fully featured 2.51 megapixel 1 video camera
2.51MP 1" Yes 181g Jan 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Panasonic HC-V160 Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V160 number 3 across all camcorders.
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Why Has it Scored 89?

It has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 93%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This Panasonic camcorder has some great features:
Very big digital zoom
Supports HDMI
Fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Quite big optical zoom

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $147.99 at B&H Photo 33 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
B&H Photo $179.99 Go to Store
Techno Outlet Site $214.61 Go to Store
Factory Outlet Store $274.99 Go to Store

Panasonic HC-V160 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features but at $179.99 it is cheaper than 82% of video cameras.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Panasonic HC-V160 of £169.99 ($169.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $10.00.

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Features

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

At 2,500 times zoom factor, the HC-V160 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders. The digital zooms of camcorders range from 1.5x to 3,500x.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-V160 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

At only 2.51 megapixels, the HC-V160 has a fairly small total megapixels compared to most of the other video cameras. Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HC-V160 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm. At 1,646 millimeter, the HC-V160 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of camcorders is 25x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x. At 38 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V160 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V160 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras also are Full HD.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic HC-V160 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V160 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other video cameras, the HC-V160 does not have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

At 181 grams, the Panasonic HC-V160 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the HC-V160 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst camcorders of this age. The display diagonals of camcorders range from 0.24" to 11".

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232807628, 05025232807659

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