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Panasonic HC-V520EP

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Panasonic HC-V520EP

Panasonic HC-V520EP
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A classic and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2.51MP camcorder
50x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" May 2013
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Panasonic HC-V520EP Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V520EP number 300 across all camcorders.
88
Reviews
3 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has average 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 2018.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Longer than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

Panasonic HC-V520EP In-Depth Analysis

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the HC-V520EP of only 2.51MP is in the smallest 22% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HC-V520EP's optical zoom of 50x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic HC-V520EP's weight of 229g is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 61% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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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 the most frequently found resolution on video cameras.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The HC-V520EP's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 90% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The optical sensor sizes of camcorders range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-V520EP has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-V520EP's digital zoom of 150x is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 46% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-V520EP supports HDMI, as do 70% of video cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the HC-V520EP of 3" is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 26% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V520EP supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. The worst resolution of all camcorders is 640 x 360 and the best is 4912 x 3680.

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

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 930mm, with the shortest being 58mm and the longest being 2,700mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic HC-V520EP of 1,750mm is longer than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 84% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-V520EP is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V520EP has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-V520EP supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V520EP features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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

The HC-V520EP's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 28mm is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 73% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 10mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 32mm.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcv520mw, pageattrs hcv520k, panasonic hcv520k, 5025232722938, hcv520egr, hcv520egk, hcv520egs, hcv520ek, hcv520es, hcv520er, hcv520ep

Barcodes:

05025232722914, 05025232722921, 05025232722938, 05025232722969, 05025232722983, 05025232722990, 08594031680284

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