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70

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Panasonic HCV180K

$227.99
A great value for money 2.51 megapixel 1 video camera with good features
2.51MP 1" Yes 211g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Panasonic HC-V180 Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V180 number 53 across all camcorders.
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70
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%.
At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer camcorders with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Does not feature wi-Fi
Does not support bluetooth

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Panasonic HC-V180 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $227.99 it is cheaper than 75% of video cameras.

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Features

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V180 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The HC-V180 does not feature wi-Fi, unlike most of the other camcorders which feature wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

Like most of the other camcorders, the Panasonic HC-V180 does not support bluetooth.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-V180 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders also support HDMI.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,740 millimeter, the HC-V180 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders. Across all the camcorders the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The HC-V180 has one of the bigger optical zooms (50 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras is 1x and the biggest is 78x.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 26MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 1.67 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V180 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Average Weight

At 211 grams, the Panasonic HC-V180 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of camcorders is 8.2MP. With a total megapixels of only 2.51 megapixels, the HC-V180 has a quite small total megapixels compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the HC-V180 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V180 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras also are Full HD.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The HC-V180 supports a 4224 x 2376 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution supported by most video cameras. In addition, this video camera support still image resolution of 3408 x 2272 and 1728 x 1152 and 640 x 480. The still image resolution of all camcorders ranges from 2.07 MP (worst) to 5472 x 3648 (best).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of camcorders range from 1.5x to 3,500x. At 500 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V180 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.

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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 Short Battery Life (max)

At only 1.25 hours, the HC-V180 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders. The average battery life (max) of camcorders is 53h.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HC-V180 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232836772, 05025232836789

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