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Panasonic HC-V520
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Panasonic HCV520K Camcorder

2.51MP 1/5.8 229g Mar 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Super-Powerful Intelligent 80x Zoom / Optical 50x Zoom With Built-in Wi-Fi Function Equipped with Intelligent 80x Zoom/Optical 50x Zoom, the HC-V520 can capture even the images of craters on the... More
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Panasonic Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 123 expert and user reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its video cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its small sensor size camcorders range compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V520 the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x. At 50 times zoom factor, the HC-V520 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V520, the HC-V520 has an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-V520, the HC-V520 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HC-V520 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V520 also have an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-V520 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. In addition, this Panasonic camcorder supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-V520.

The worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The HC-V520 has a fairly long maximum focal length (1,748 millimeter) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HC-V520. Similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths of between 22mm and 2,700mm.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-V520 has a built-in display. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V520 also have a built-in display.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the HC-V520 is more than most camcorders of this age and spec. This Panasonic video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on camcorders of this spec and age.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HC-V520 is 4224 x 2376. That's over four times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (which is also supported by this video camera). This camcorder also support still image resolutions of 640 x 480 and 1728 x 1152 and 3408 x 2272.

This video camera's still image resolution (4224 x 2376) is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V520.

The worst supported still image resolution amongst similar types of video camera is 640 x 480.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, the HC-V520 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The display resolutions of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V520 range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 360,000 pixels.

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Fairly High Movie Megapixel Count

The HC-V520 has a fairly high movie megapixel count (2.25 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V520. The lowest movie megapixel count of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V520 is 0.41MP and the highest is 3MP.

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4224 X 2376 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HC-V520 is 4224 x 2376 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of the most common maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's maximum image resolution (4224 x 2376 pixels) is actually the best maximum image resolution amongst all camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-V520.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst maximum image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The Panasonic HC-V520 has a quite high megapixel count (2.25 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HC-V520. Across all the camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V520 the megapixel counts range from 1.1MP to 10MP, and the average megapixel count is 2.5MP.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The HC-V520 has a quite short minimum focal length (only 28 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. Small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-V520 have minimum focal lengths of between 10mm and 44mm, and the average minimum focal length is 33mm.

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Small

The widths of small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago range from 30mm to 570mm. The HC-V520 is one of the smaller similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago (only 53 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HC-V520 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Panasonic HC-V520 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The HC-V520 has a quite small digital zoom (only 150 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. Video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-V520 have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 800x.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V520, the Panasonic HC-V520 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic HC-V520 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the HC-V520 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic HC-V520 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Only Hybrid Image Stabiliser

The HC-V520 has a Hybrid image stabiliser which is better than the Optical image stabiliser found on most camcorders of this spec and age. Hybrid image stabilisation combines optical and digital image stabilisation. The worst image stabiliser type of all small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-V520 is Digital and the best is Optical.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V520

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the HC-V520.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Panasonic HC-V520 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V520.

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Average Weight

At 229 grams, the Panasonic HC-V520 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-V520.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
AV Output

Expert Reviews

27 May 2014

Panasonic HC-V520 ???c ?ánh giá là có s? c?i ti?n h?n so v?i ng??i ti?n nhi?m c?a nó. Nó mang ??n ch?t l??ng hình ?nh t?t h?n, cùng tính n?ng WiFi tích h?p, và zoom t?ng c??ng c?ng nh?...

50x 1.8 4.2 zoom lens
Impressive optical stabilization
Touch screen
1080 60 video capture
Inexpensive
Still capture only 10 megapixels
No built-in memory
No accessory shoe
No microphone minijack
No headphone minijack

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv520, hcv520e, hcv520es, hcv520er, hcv520ep, hcv520egr, hcv520egs, 5025232722938, pageattrs hcv520, panasonic hcv520, pageattrs hcv520k, panasonic hcv520m, panasonic hcv520k, panasonic hcv520mw
Barcodes 05025232722914, 05025232722921, 05025232722938, 05025232722969, 05025232722983, 05025232722990, 08594031680284
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