Ten people who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it had a good zoom. Expertreviews.co.uk scored the Panasonic HC-W850 6 stars and wrote in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Expert Reviews “The Panasonic HC-W850 is a medium-sized camcorder with a 1/2.3in, 12.8-megapixel sensor, 20x optical zoom, 50x intelligent zoom, built-in Wi-Fi”. Three years ago Stephen Davies mentioned “I use the camera to film bands and it has a good zoom, however you have to be careful with the zoom controls” in his review of this camcorder. Light in the Dark Studio mentioned “I usually stick with the consumer level because even though professional ones beat them in resolution, everyone has their reason I prefer more Zoom”.
Four customers said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Digital Versus said in their review of this camcorder “Excellent stabilisation system” yet they only scored the product 18.8 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com said “Good Image Stabilization” however they only rated it 1 stars. Three years ago Stephen Davies wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The stabilisation function is first class, even in low light” in his review of this camcorder.
Four owners who bought it thought it had a good lens. Three years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned “Unique second lens lets you record yourself whilst shooting” however despite that they gave it a score of 19.4 out of 100. In the same month Bhphotovideo.com said “Dual Filming Lens”. Mr. P wrote in their review of the Panasonic HC-W850 in the same month “Also on wide angle you are able to get so close to objects they are almost touching your lens while keeping in focus, so it's great for macro use” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer said on Amazon.co.uk “This camcorder is so much better than the dslr! The focus is fast” and rated it 7 stars.