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Panasonic HC-VX980

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Panasonic HC-VX980

Panasonic HC-VX980
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A high image quality and good spec 20x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 18.91MP 1" Jan 2016
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Panasonic HC-VX980 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-VX980 number 379 across all camcorders.
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Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
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 good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Heavier than average

Panasonic HC-VX980 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The HC-VX980's total megapixels of 18.9MP is in the biggest 6% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the Panasonic HC-VX980 is 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. The worst resolution of all camcorders is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-VX980 of 20x is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 53% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

Across all the camcorders the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the HC-VX980 of 0.435" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 73% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the HC-VX980 of 351g is heavier than 66% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-VX980 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HC-VX980 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-VX980's digital zoom of 1,500x is in the biggest 9% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 460x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic HC-VX980's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 53% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HC-VX980 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-VX980 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

Video cameras have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP. The effective megapixels (movie) of the HC-VX980 of 8.29MP is in the highest 26% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-VX980 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of all video cameras is 5.6MP, with the lowest being 0.46MP and the highest being 25MP. The effective megapixels (image) of the Panasonic HC-VX980 of 7MP is higher than 65% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HC-VX980 has a built-in flash, unlike 86% of camcorders which do not have a built-in flash.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hcvx980ebk hcvx980ebk, panasonic manufacurer, panasonic hcvx980ebk, panasonic n158162w, canon hcvx980ebk, leica hcvx980ebk, panasonic 77c49

Barcodes:

00635131601101, 05025232837175, 05025232837212

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