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Panasonic HCW580K Camcorder

$397.99
2.51MP 1/5 264g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Excellent brand
Fairly big digital zoom
Full HD
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Reviews

Excellent Brand

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


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HC-W580 has a quite big digital zoom (3,000 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than a year ago. The digital zooms of small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera range from 1.5x to 3,000x.

There are a number of alternative 3,000x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider including the HC-V380 ($327.99), or the HC-V380EB-K both from Panasonic which is cheaper.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The HC-W580 has a fairly big optical zoom (50 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder. The smallest optical zoom of small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera is 10x and the biggest is 50x.

We compared all the other 50x (optical) camcorders to this video camera and we think a cheaper camcorder such as the HC-V380 ($327.99), and the HC-V380EB-K both from Panasonic or you might consider a higher scoring camcorder such as the Panasonic HC-W570 ($312.99) are also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-W580 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including a cheaper camcorder such as the Panasonic HC-V380 ($327.99) or you might consider a better rated camcorder such as the Sony HDR-PJ410.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Panasonic HC-W580EB-K.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 103 millimeters, the HC-W580 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera is 16mm, the longest is 1,900mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 1,100mm.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-W580 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think a cheaper video camera such as the Panasonic HC-V380 ($327.99) or you might consider a higher scoring video camera such as the Sony HDR-PJ410 are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-W580EB-K.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|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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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-W580 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

Other camcorders which support HDMI currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ410 which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-V380 ($327.99) which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also support HDMI including the Panasonic HC-W580EB-K.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Panasonic HC-W580 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The HC-W580 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HC-W580 has a batteries included. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The HC-W580 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HC-W580 has a touchscreen. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HC-W580 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3" screen size camcorders and we think the Panasonic HC-W570 ($312.99) which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-V380 ($327.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HC-W580 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Still Image

4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-W580 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4224 x 2376. That's over thirty-two times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480 (which is also supported by this video camera). In addition, this Panasonic video camera support still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 3408 x 2272 and 1728 x 1152 and 3136 x 2352.

This camcorder's still image resolution (4224 x 2376) is in fact the best supported still image resolution across all video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst supported still image resolution across comparable types of camcorder.

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4224 X 2376 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HC-W580 is 4224 x 2376 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's maximum image resolution (4224 x 2376 pixels) is in fact the best maximum image resolution amongst all camcorders of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst maximum image resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HC-W580 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder, the HC-W580 does not have a built-in light.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera is 2.1MP, and the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.6MP to 3MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 1.67 megapixels, the HC-W580 has a fairly low effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this Panasonic video camera was released.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Panasonic HC-W580 has a relatively average weight (264 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Canon XA30 ($1,449.30) (765g) which is also cheaper.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232836871

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