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Panasonic HCV380K

$327.99
$297.99 $30.00 cheaper than 51 days ago
A good value for money 2.51 megapixel 1 camcorder with good features
2.51MP 1" Yes 252g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Panasonic HC-V380 Review

Representing excellent value for money but with good features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V380 number 72 across all camcorders.
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Why Has it Scored 65?

At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer camcorders with more up to date technology are available.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 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Features wi-Fi
Quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Only 1" optical sensor size
Does not have a built-in flash

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Panasonic HC-V380 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $297.99 it is cheaper than 61% of video cameras.

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Features

Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V380 features wi-Fi, as do 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 the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders, the HC-V380 does not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 0.5mm and the longest is 2,700mm. At 1,740 millimeter, the Panasonic HC-V380 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other camcorders that we have checked, the digital zoom of the Panasonic HC-V380 of 3,000 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The average digital zoom of camcorders is 420x.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of only 1.67 megapixels, the HC-V380 has a fairly low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other camcorders. Camcorders have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 26MP.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V380 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HC-V380 has one of the bigger optical zooms (50 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age. The average optical zoom of camcorders is 25x.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The HC-V380 has a quite small total megapixels (only 2.51 megapixels) compared to most of the other video cameras. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 210MP.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-V380 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders also support HDMI.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 252 grams, the HC-V380 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other camcorders.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The HC-V380 supports a higher still image resolution than most video cameras. This video camera supports a 4224 x 2376 still image resolution, whereas most camcorders support a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This Panasonic video camera also 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 to 5472 x 3648.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V380 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders also are Full HD.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Video cameras have battery life (max) of between 0.083h and 8,700h. The Panasonic HC-V380 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 1.25 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HC-V380 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv380k
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00885170266063, 05025232836826

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