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Panasonic HDC-HS80K Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5 265g MOS Oct 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Good quality lens
Easy to use
Expert reviews are average

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Reviews

Panasonic Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

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

Expert Reviews Are Average

This small total megapixels camcorder received a score of 65 out of 100 from video camera expert review website CNET.com.au.


Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDC-HS80K has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HDC-HS80K has a batteries included, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.


Video

Only 960 X 540 Pixels Video Resolution

The HDC-HS80K supports a 960 x 540 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions supported by most small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it. The worst video resolution of all camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera is 640 x 360 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera is 1.1MP, the highest is 10MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.4MP. When compared to other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder that we have assessed the effective megapixels (image) of, the Panasonic HDC-HS80K's effective megapixels (image) of only 1.12 megapixels is one of the lowest.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.41MP and the highest is 4.5MP. At only 1.3 megapixels, the HDC-HS80K has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Still Image

2304 X 1296 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic HDC-HS80K has a maximum maximum image resolution of 2304 x 1296 pixels. That's 44% more maximum image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution. Across all comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 4224 x 2376 pixels (best).

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2064 X 1376 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDC-HS80K is 2064 x 1376. That's 37% more still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by video cameras of this age and type. Small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4224 x 2376 (best).

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HDC-HS80K has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Panasonic HDC-HS80K has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the ION DashCam (2.7165369"), the Canon HF-M46 (3"), or the JVC GZ-RX110 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HDC-HS80K has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HDC-HS80K has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Storage

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacities of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder range from 2GB to 120GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 25GB. When compared to other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera that we have checked, the internal storage capacity of the HDC-HS80K of 120 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Very Big Flash Memory

The smallest flash memory of video cameras of this type and age is 4GB, the biggest is 120GB, and the average flash memory is 22GB. With a flash memory of 120 gigabytes, the HDC-HS80K has a very big flash memory compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Design

Easy to Use

Two customers agreed that the Panasonic HDC-HS80 was comfortable and easy to hold. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au four years ago “Comfortable to hold” but in spite of that they only scored the Panasonic HDC-HS80 65 out of 100. Cnet.com.au also said “Due to its diminutive size the HDC-H 80 is a joy to hold for long periods of time”.

One Panasonic HDC-HS80 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Four years ago Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “The Panasonic HDC-H 80 is a great camera to use the button placement is intuitive and natural”.

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Good Product Quality

One Panasonic HDC-HS80 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic HDC-HS80 was good quality. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “The HS80 lacks the sleekness of its competitors and the video quality, while satisfactory, fails to break any new ground” in their review of this camcorder.

Tripod Mountable

The HDC-HS80K is tripod mountable, as are most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Poor Design

One person considered that this camcorder was not a good design. Cnet.com.au wrote “The design is clumsy and not sleek like some other models within the same price range” in their review.


Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The HDC-HS80K features back light compensation, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HDC-HS80K supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Big Minimum Illumination

When compared to other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed, the minimum illumination of the HDC-HS80K of 7 lux is one of the biggest. Small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder have minimum illuminations of between 0.05lx and 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.8lx.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDC-HS80K features outdoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Panasonic HDC-HS80K features indoor white balance. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years also feature indoor white balance.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HDC-HS80K has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Built-In Light

The HDC-HS80K has a built-in light, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in light.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Panasonic HDC-HS80K supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder also support HDMI.

Alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Panasonic HC-V250 ($480.99), or the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99).

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HDC-HS80K has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HDC-HS80K does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The HDC-HS80K has one of the bigger digital zooms (2,000 times zoom factor) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the HC-V500 (2,500x), or the HC-V160 ($149.99) (2,500x) both from Panasonic or the Sharp HC-V130 (2,500x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDC-HS80K has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40, and the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V250 ($480.99) is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 34 times zoom factor, the HDC-HS80K has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the 800 (35x), or the Legria FS406 (37x) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One person said that the Panasonic HDC-HS80 had good features. Cnet.com.au mentioned “Sure there are other cameras, offering better features” in their review of the Panasonic HDC-HS80.


Good Quality Lens

One person who bought the Panasonic HDC-HS80 thought it had a good zoom. Four years ago Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “The two biggest winners on the HDC-H 80 are the zoom lens and optical image stabilisation”. One Panasonic HDC-HS80 owner who bought it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Cnet.com.au wrote “Effective image stabilisation” in their Panasonic HDC-HS80 review.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 265 grams, the HDC-HS80K has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hdchs80k
Barcodes 00885170040328, 05025232625192
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