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$397.99
$347.99 $50.00 cheaper than 57 days ago
A good value for money 2.51 megapixel 1 video camera with good features
2.51MP 1" Yes 264g Jan 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Panasonic HC-W580 Review

Representing very good value for money but with good features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-W580 number 70 across all camcorders.
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Why Has it Scored 62?

At over a year old this video camera is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Full HD
Very big digital zoom
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Panasonic HC-W580 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $347.99 it is cheaper than 53% of video cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Panasonic HC-W580 of £259.00 ($259.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $88.99.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HC-W580 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 790mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm. At only 103 millimeters, the HC-W580 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-W580 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 420x. When compared to other camcorders, the Panasonic HC-W580's digital zoom of 3,000 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders, the HC-W580 does not have a built-in flash.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

At only 2.51 megapixels, the HC-W580 has a quite small total megapixels compared to most of the other camcorders. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 210MP.

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Average Weight

The HC-W580 has a pretty typical weight (264 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-W580 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of video cameras is 1.1MP and the highest is 26MP. The Panasonic HC-W580 has a quite low effective megapixels (image) (only 1.67 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HC-W580 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras also support HDMI.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-W580 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 25x. At 50 times zoom factor, the HC-W580 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras.

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4224 X 2376 Still Image Resolution

The HC-W580 supports a 4224 x 2376 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution supported by most camcorders. In addition, this camcorder support still image resolution of 3408 x 2272 and 1728 x 1152 and 640 x 480. The worst still image resolution of all camcorders is 2.07 MP and the best is 5472 x 3648.

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