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Panasonic HC-X800 Camcorder

9.15MP 1/4 345g MOS Feb 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Good image stabiliser
Does not have good features

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Video camera expert review site Trusted Reviews scored this video camera 80%.

Panasonic Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

Video cameras built by Panasonic generally have excellent ratings.


Features

Does Not Have Good Features

One person mentioned that it did not have good features. Trusted Reviews wrote in their Panasonic HC-X800 review “Loses enthusiast features of 900” .


Good Image Stabiliser

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Trusted Reviews said in their review of this camcorder “Great optical image stabilisation” .


Design

Good Quality

One Panasonic HC-X800 reviewer considered that it was good quality. Trusted Reviews said “Excellent image quality”.

Easy to Use the Menus

One Panasonic HC-X800 reviewer who bought it said that it was easy to use the menus. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Lots of manual settings” .


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One Panasonic HC-X800 owner who bought the Panasonic HC-X800 considered that it had good technical guidance.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-X800 in February 2013.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HC-X800 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of video cameras of this age and type is 2x and the biggest is 1,800x. When compared to other video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera that we have checked the digital zoom of, the HC-X800's digital zoom of 700 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the HC-X800 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera is 2.3, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 6.8. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.5, the Panasonic HC-X800 has one of the lower minimum aperture numbers amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders that have been available for more than two years is 2.3 and the highest is 34. At only 2.8, the HC-X800 has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HC-X800 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HC-X800 has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, the HC-X800 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera. Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder the display resolutions (numeric) range from 91,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HC-X800 supports HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Panasonic HC-X800 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Panasonic HC-X800 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not support PictBridge.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

At 345 grams, the HC-X800 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera. Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder the weights range from 50g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 370g.

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Networking

Does Not Support Bluetooth

The HC-X800 does not support bluetooth. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera also do not support bluetooth.

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Other Features

Does Not Have a Wireless Connection

The Panasonic HC-X800 does not have a wireless connection, unlike most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Photo Mode

The Panasonic HC-X800 features photo mode, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Features Manual Focus

The HC-X800 features manual focus. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also feature manual focus.

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Features Auto Focus

The HC-X800 features auto focus. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also feature auto focus.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The HC-X800 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HC-X800 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera do not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HC-X800 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HC-X800 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HC-X800 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-X800 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HC-X800 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the minimum illuminations range from 0.3lx to 15lx. With a minimum illumination of only 1 lux, the Panasonic HC-X800 has a quite small 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

5120 X 2880 Pixels Image Resolution

The HC-X800 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels. That's over seven times the maximum image resolution of the most common maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Across all similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder the worst maximum image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6784 x 3816 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HC-X800 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080 (which is also supported by this video camera). This camcorder also support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 3200 x 1800 and 3600 x 2400 and 5120 x 2880. The still image resolution of all medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder ranges from 640 x 480 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The average effective megapixels (movie) of similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera is 4.7MP. The Panasonic HC-X800 has one of the higher effective megapixels (movie) (6.57 megapixels) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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9.15 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 9.15 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bdv1301055f, first2savvv, first2save, hcx800efk, hcx800epk, hcv500m
Barcodes 00531734593013, 00531734593617, 00531734608854, 00531734610055, 00531734610659, 00531734612455, 00531734613056, 00531734613650, 00531734614855, 00531734615456, 00531734616057, 00531734617252, 00531734617856, 00531734623284, 00531734624489, 00531734625080, 05025232661596, 05025232661602, 05025232661626

Panasonic HC-X800 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic HC-X800 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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