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Panasonic HC-W570
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Panasonic HCW570K Camcorder

$312.99
2.51MP 1/5 266g May 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good technical features
Good in terms of connectivity
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This Panasonic video camera received a rating of 80 out of 100 from expert review website Trusted Reviews.

Panasonic Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Based on 339 expert and user reviews, Panasonic has excellent reviews for its camcorders. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range compared to other brands. 78% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The HC-W570 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HC-W570 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 266 grams, the HC-W570 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ410 (235g and cheaper).

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Camera

Quite Big Minimum Illumination

Video cameras of this age and spec have minimum illuminations of between 0.1lx and 4lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.7lx. At 4 lux, the HC-W570 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Still Image

4224 X 2376 Pixels Image Resolution

The HC-W570 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 4224 x 2376 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most common maximum image resolution.

This camcorder's maximum image resolution (4224 x 2376 pixels) is actually the best maximum image resolution across all video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst maximum image resolution across comparable types of camcorder is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of [16:9] 10 MP (4224 x 2376)| 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)/[3:2] 7.7 MP (3408 x 2272)| 2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)/[4:3] 7.4 MP (3136 x 2352)| 0.3 MP (640 x 480), which is the most frequently supported still image resolution(s) on video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HC-W570 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic HC-W570 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HC-W570 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-W570 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One Panasonic HC-W570 owner considered that this camcorder had good features. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said in their review of the Panasonic HC-W570 “The Panasonic HC-W570 offers an excellent range of features for the money” and rated the product 7 stars.


White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The HC-W570 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Good Zoom

Two people wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this camcorder “Obiettivo secondario divertente da impiegare, buona qualit video e foto, zoom ottico 59x” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Trusted Reviews also mentioned “Starker Zoom” in their review.

One Panasonic HC-W570 owner said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Two years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned “Second "Twin Camera" lens” however despite that they scored it 18.8 out of 100. One Panasonic HC-W570 reviewer who bought it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Trusted Reviews wrote “Optical image stabilisation” in their Panasonic HC-W570 review.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-W570 supports HDMI. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera also support HDMI.

We compared all the other camcorders which support HDMI to this camcorder and we think the HC-W580 ($347.99), and the HC-W580EB-K both from Panasonic which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also support HDMI including the Canon Legria HF R78.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

At 50 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-W570 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder. The average optical zoom of camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera is 33x.

There are a number of other 50x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the HC-V380 ($277.99), the HC-W580 ($347.99), or the HC-W580EB-K all from Panasonic which is cheaper.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-W570 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including cheaper camcorders such as the HC-W580 ($347.99), or the HC-W580EB-K both from Panasonic.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the Canon Legria HF R78 is also worth considering.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,000x. With a digital zoom of only 150 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-W570 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-W580 ($347.99) (3,000x and cheaper).

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-W570 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think the HC-W580 ($347.99), and the HC-W580EB-K both from Panasonic which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF R78.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

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Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

One Panasonic HC-W570 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Trusted Reviews wrote in their Panasonic HC-W570 review two years ago “WiFi connectivity”.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232807789, 05025232807796, 05025232807802, 05025232807819, 05025232807826

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