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Panasonic HCVX870K

86

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Panasonic HCVX870K

$799.99
Panasonic HC-VX870
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A high image quality and award winning 20x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with an affordable price and great features
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 18.91MP 1" Sep 2015
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Panasonic HC-VX870 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-VX870 number 82 across all camcorders.
95
Reviews
18 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 86?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 60% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This Panasonic camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
4K video recording with 4k photo mode
HDR (high dynamic range) movie
Wireless twin camera

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Panasonic HC-VX870 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $799.99 it is in the most expensive 38% of video cameras.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Panasonic HC-VX870 of £477.99 ($477.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $322.00.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The Panasonic HC-VX870's total megapixels of 18.9MP is in the biggest 5% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-VX870 of 20x is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 48% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The HC-VX870's weight of 353g is heavier than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 33% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a maximum maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this video camera has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

Camcorders have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38". The optical sensor size of the HC-VX870 of 0.435" is larger than 76% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-VX870 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-VX870's digital zoom of only 60x is in the smallest 31% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The digital zooms of camcorders range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Has a Night Mode

The HC-VX870 has a night mode. 93% of video cameras do not have a night mode.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-VX870 supports HDMI, as do 70% of video cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic HC-VX870's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 58% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the Panasonic HC-VX870 of 7MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 65% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of video cameras is 0.46MP, the highest is 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP.

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Has a Pouch

The HC-VX870 has a pouch, which is unusual. 97% of video cameras do not have a pouch.

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Has a Microphone in

The HC-VX870 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Panasonic HC-VX870's effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 24% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-VX870 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-VX870 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HC-VX870 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcvx870ebk, panasonic hcvx870k, panasonic n129455w, panasonic p636745k, panasonic 30p25p

Barcodes:

00008.8517E+11, 00635131601118, 00885170229464, 04010869258951, 05025232808205, 05025232808229, 05025232808243

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