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Panasonic HC-V520
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Panasonic HCV520K Camcorder

$464.33
2.51MP 1/5 229g May 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Average expert reviews
Good product quality
Lots of Features
5 Reviews
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Three experts from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag and IT Reviews.com have rated this small total megapixels camcorder on average 70%.

Panasonic Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

We checked 339 expert and owner reviews for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has excellent reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HC-V520 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V520 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the HC-V520.


Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The HC-V520 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HC-V520 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera also do not have a built-in flash.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The Panasonic HC-V520 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder which support HDMI.

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The HC-V520 has a quite high effective megapixels (movie) (2.25 megapixels) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. The average effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder is 2MP.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera range from 1.1MP to 10MP. The HC-V520 has one of the higher effective megapixels (image) (2.25 megapixels) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of this age and type.

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Still Image

4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HC-V520 is 4224 x 2376. That's over four times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this Panasonic camcorder. This camcorder also support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480 and 1728 x 1152 and 3408 x 2272.

A 4224 x 2376 still image resolution(s) is actually the best supported still image resolution across all small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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4224 X 2376 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V520 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 4224 x 2376 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 4224 x 2376 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best maximum image resolution amongst all small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst maximum image resolution across comparable types of video camera.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HC-V520 has a touchscreen. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, the Panasonic HC-V520 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera. The display resolutions (numeric) of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HC-V520 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic HC-V520 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic HC-V520 has a batteries included, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Design

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this camcorder “Good image quality and great Wi-Fi features.” and scored it 6 stars.

Novel Design

One owner said in their reviews that it was well designed. Expert Reviews wrote “Novel Design” in their review of this camcorder.


Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HC-V520 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-V520 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V520 features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera also feature wi-Fi.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V520 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also are Full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera is 30x, and the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x. At 50 times zoom factor, the HC-V520 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V520 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm. The HC-V520 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (1,748 millimeter) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 28 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-V520 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 44mm.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The HC-V520 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 150 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder. Small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x.

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50x 1.8 4.2 Zoom Lens

Four owners thought it had a good zoom. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “50x 1.8 4.2 zoom lens” however they only scored it 18.2 out of 100. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “The Panasonic HC-V520 ($399.99 direct)%displayPrice% at %seller% is an entry-level camcorder with an impressive 50x zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi”. Itreviews.com wrote in their review of this camcorder on IT Reviews.com “The Panasonic HC-V520 ($399.99 direct) is an entry-level camcorder with an impressive 50x zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Four years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their Panasonic HC-V520 review on PC Mag “Impressive optical stabilization” however they scored it 18.2 out of 100.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good screen.


Features

Lots of Features

Two customers agreed that it had good features. Expert Reviews said in their review of the Panasonic HC-V520 “Lots of Features”.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 229 grams, the HC-V520 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv520mw, pageattrs hcv520k, panasonic hcv520k, 5025232722938, hcv520egr, hcv520egs, hcv520es, hcv520er, hcv520ep
Barcodes 05025232722914, 05025232722921, 05025232722938, 05025232722969, 05025232722983, 05025232722990, 08594031680284
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