|20x||3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels||18.91MP||1"||Sep 2015|
|Optical Zoom||Max Video Resolution||Total Megapixels||Optical Sensor Size||Release Date|
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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:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
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.
Has a Night Mode
The HC-VX870 has a night mode. 93% of video cameras do not have a night mode.
The Panasonic HC-VX870 supports HDMI, as do 70% of video cameras.
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.
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.
Has a Pouch
The HC-VX870 has a pouch, which is unusual. 97% of video cameras do not have a pouch.
Has a Microphone in
The HC-VX870 has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.
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.
The Panasonic HC-VX870 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.
The HC-VX870 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.
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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