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Panasonic HCV380K

$357.99
$327.99 $30 cheaper than 72 days ago
Panasonic HC-V380
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A good value for money and huge optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP video camera, with great features
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Jan 2016
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Panasonic HC-V380K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi, 50x Stabilized Optical Zoom, Black
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Panasonic HC-V380 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V380 number 104 across all camcorders.
88
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Very big digital zoom
4224 x 2376 still image resolution

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Panasonic HC-V380 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $327.99 it is in the cheapest 41% of video cameras.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Panasonic HC-V380 of £208.00 ($208.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $119.99.

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Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Panasonic HC-V380 of only 2.51MP is in the smallest 23% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average total megapixels of all camcorders is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP.

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Average Weight

The weight of the HC-V380 of 252g is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 52% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-V380 of 50x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 6% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The HC-V380's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is smaller than 85% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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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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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V380 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of video cameras is 0.16h, the longest is 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The maximum battery life of the Panasonic HC-V380 of only 1.25h is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 84% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The HC-V380's digital zoom of 3,000x is in the biggest 2% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HC-V380's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 40% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HC-V380 is 4224 x 2376. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. Camcorders still image resolution range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4912 x 3680 (best).

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-V380 supports HDMI. 70% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V380 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of video cameras which do not feature wi-Fi.

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

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 33mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 110mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic HC-V380 of only 28mm is shorter than 67% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V380 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HC-V380 of 1,740mm is longer than 84% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 58mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the HC-V380 of only 1.67MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 91% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the effective megapixels (image) range from 0.46MP to 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V380 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic panasonichchcv380ebk, panasonic movie10mp, hcv380ebk hcv380ebk, panasonic hcv380egk, panasonic hcv380ebk, panasonic hcv380k, summer hcv380ebk, panasonic 77c4c

Barcodes:

00885170266063, 05025232836826, 05025232836857

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