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Panasonic HCV180K

$227.99
$197.99 $30 cheaper than 23 days ago
Panasonic HC-V180
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A very popular and affordable 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with great features and a huge 50x optical zoom
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Jun 2016
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Panasonic HC-V180K Full HD Camcorder with 50x Stabilized Optical Zoom and Touch-Enabled LCD, Black
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Panasonic HC-V180 Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V180 number 66 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
Excellent
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Features
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82
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer camcorders with more up to date technology are available.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 video cameras 2018.
It is one of the best selling camcorders currently on the market. View best selling camcorders January 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Very light
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average digital zoom

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Panasonic HC-V180 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

A Top Selling Product

The HC-V180 is one the best selling video camera currently available.

Value For Money

Brilliant Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $197.99 it is cheaper than 71% of video cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by $30 (13%)

The price has dropped from $227.99 to $197.99 in the last 23 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Panasonic HC-V180 of £177.99 ($177.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $20.00.

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Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The Panasonic HC-V180's total megapixels of only 2.51MP is in the smallest 23% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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 camcorders.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

Across all the video cameras the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The Panasonic HC-V180's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is smaller than 76% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Light

Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the Panasonic HC-V180 of only 211g is lighter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lighter than 66% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The HC-V180's optical zoom of 50x is in the biggest 6% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V180 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery life of the HC-V180 of only 1.25h is shorter than 85% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have battery life (max) of between 0.16h and 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 460x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x. The digital zoom of the HC-V180 of 500x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 23% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-V180 supports HDMI. 70% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V180 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4224 x 2376. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4912 x 3680 (best).

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The HC-V180's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 31% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the video cameras the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The HC-V180's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 28mm is shorter than 66% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 33mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 110mm.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V180 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

Like most other camcorders, the HC-V180 does not feature wi-Fi. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

Like most other video cameras, the Panasonic HC-V180 does not support bluetooth. 98% of camcorders do not support bluetooth.

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

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HC-V180 of 1,740mm is in the longest 18% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of video cameras range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V180 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (image) range from 0.46MP to 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the Panasonic HC-V180 of only 1.67MP is in the lowest 10% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcv180efk, panasonic hcv180eck, panasonic hcv180ebk, panasonic n157993w, panasonic hcv180k, panasonic 77c4d, hcv180gnk

Barcodes:

0000008.85E+11, 00008.8517E+11, 00885170266018, 05025232836772, 05025232836789, 05025232836802, 05025232836819

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