Panasonic HC-V520 Review
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Why Has it Scored 59?
It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4224 x 2376 still image resolution
Does not have a built-in flash
Very small total megapixels
Panasonic HC-V520 Video Reviews
Panasonic HC-V520 In-Depth Analysis
Value For Money
Mediocre Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $464.33 it is more expensive than 54% of video cameras.
The HC-V520 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.
Average Digital Zoom
At 150 times zoom factor, the HC-V520 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
The HC-V520 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.
4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution
The HC-V520 supports a higher still image resolution than most video cameras. This video camera supports a 4224 x 2376 still image resolution, whereas most video cameras 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. Camcorders still image resolution range from 2.07 MP (worst) to 5472 x 3648 (best).
Very Small Total Megapixels
The average total megapixels of camcorders is 8.2MP, and the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 210MP. At only 2.51 megapixels, the HC-V520 has a quite small total megapixels compared to most of the other camcorders.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The Panasonic HC-V520 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other video cameras.
Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Camcorders have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 790mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,748 millimeter, the HC-V520 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The HC-V520 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
Average Display Diagonal
The HC-V520 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders.
The HC-V520 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders.
Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number
The average minimum aperture number of camcorders is 2.2. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the HC-V520 has one of the lower minimum aperture numbers amongst camcorders of this age.
The Panasonic HC-V520 has a fairly standard weight (229 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders.
Quite Big Optical Zoom
Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 78x, and the average optical zoom is 25x. The Panasonic HC-V520 has one of the bigger optical zooms (50 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age.
The HC-V520 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This camcorder has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.
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