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Panasonic HC-V160EC

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Panasonic HC-V160EC

Panasonic HC-V160EC
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A good spec but 3 year old 38x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
38x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Feb 2015
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Panasonic HC-V160EC Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V160EC number 236 across all camcorders.
79
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 93%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This Panasonic camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very light
Bigger than average optical zoom
Very small total megapixels
Very small optical sensor size

Panasonic HC-V160EC In-Depth Analysis

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the Panasonic HC-V160EC of only 2.51MP is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 20% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Light

The HC-V160EC's weight of only 181g is lighter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lighter than 75% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the HC-V160EC of only 0.172" is smaller than 92% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of video cameras range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the HC-V160EC of 38x is in the biggest 15% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V160EC has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all camcorders is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9". The HC-V160EC's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 82% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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3968 X 2232 Still Image Resolution

The HC-V160EC supports a maximum still image resolution of 3968 x 2232. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by camcorders. Across all video cameras the best resolution is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-V160EC's digital zoom of only 100x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 65% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The HC-V160EC does not support HDMI, unlike most other video cameras. 70% of camcorders support HDMI.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V160EC has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The HC-V160EC has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 91% of camcorders which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the HC-V160EC does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Full HD

The HC-V160EC is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Camcorders have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 58mm and 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm. The HC-V160EC's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,650mm is longer than 78% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hcv160epk, hcv160egk, hcv160ec, hcv160ek

Barcodes:

04056572646456, 05025232807628, 05025232807642, 05025232807659

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