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Panasonic HCV180K Camcorder

$224.95
2.51MP 1/5 211g Jun 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Reviews

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

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


Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic HC-V180 has a batteries included. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released in the last year also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The HC-V180 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HC-V180 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other latest comparable spec camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera, the Panasonic HC-V180 does not have a built-in light.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 1.25 hours, the Panasonic HC-V180 has one of the shorter battery life (max) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera the battery life (max) range from 1.2h to 7.2h.

If this small total megapixels camcorder battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Zoom Q2N ($159.99) (3h and cheaper).

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

At 2.2 megapixels, the HC-V180 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for the last year. Across all the new similar spec video cameras the effective megapixels (movie) range from 2MP to 3MP.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the latest similar spec camcorders the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.6MP to 3MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 1.67 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V180 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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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 comparable spec video cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-V180 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The HC-V180 features USB connectivity. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also feature USB connectivity.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic HC-V180 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other recently released small total megapixels camcorders.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Panasonic HC-V180 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other recently released small total megapixels camcorders. New small total megapixels camcorders have display diagonals of between 1.7" and 8.8", and the average display diagonal is 3.5".

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Legria HF R706 (3"), or the HF R806 (3") both from Canon.

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Design

Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Malcolm S. said in his review of this camcorders “Excellent resolution, easy to use”. One person considered that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer and mentioned in their review this month “It has a couple of fun settings for filming and the zoom button is a great sliding one”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote “Is very easy to set up”.

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Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “All round, pretty good quality for its price- sound could be better” in their review of this camcorders and rated the product 4 stars.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Amazon Customer said in August “All round, pretty good quality for its price- sound could be better” in their Panasonic HC-V180 review.


Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HC-V180 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other latest video cameras also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of recently released small total megapixels camcorders is 0.1lx, the biggest is 1lx, and the average minimum illumination is 0.45lx. With a minimum illumination of 1 lux, the HC-V180 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other recently released small total megapixels camcorders.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The HC-V180 features indoor white balance. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature indoor white balance.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera the weights range from 90g to 4kg, and the average weight is 750g. At only 211 grams, the HC-V180 is quite light compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V180 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also are Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Zoom Q2N ($159.99) is also worth considering.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Legria HF R706, or the HF R806 both from Canon.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HC-V180 supports a higher video resolution than most small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions, whereas most similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this Panasonic camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of video camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-V180 supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder.

We compared all the other camcorders which support HDMI to this video camera and we think the Zoom Q2N ($159.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other camcorders which also support HDMI including the Legria HF R706, or the HF R806 both from Canon.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Panasonic HC-V180 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for the last year.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V180 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out in the last 12 months.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Legria HF R706, or the HF R806 both from Canon.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder have optical zooms of between 20x and 50x. With an optical zoom of 50 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V180's optical zoom is one of the biggest amongst small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 500 times zoom factor, the HC-V180 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Legria HF R706 (1,140x), or the HF R806 (1,140x) both from Canon.

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Good Quality Lens

One person said in their reviews that this camcorders had a good zoom. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Panasonic HC-V180 on Amazon this year “It has a couple of fun settings for filming and the zoom button is a great sliding one”.


Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

Panasonic released the HC-V180 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv180k
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00885170266018, 05025232836772, 05025232836789

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