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Panasonic HX-DC1 Camcorder

14.4MP 1/2 181g MOS Aug 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Panasonic camcorders have excellent reviews
Supports HDMI
Very small optical zoom

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Reviews

Panasonic Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 339 user and expert reviews (including 85 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent reviews for its video cameras. Panasonic also has excellent reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HX-DC1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Panasonic HX-DC3 which has better reviews.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HX-DC1 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera. The smallest optical zoom of big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera is 1x and the biggest is 25x.

If this Panasonic camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony FDR-AXP33 (10x), or the JVC GC-PX100 ($1,719.80) (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 50 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HX-DC1 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Panasonic HX-DC1 supports HDMI. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder also support HDMI.

Alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available which you might also want to look at include the Panasonic HX-WA30, or the Canon Legria Mini X which has better reviews.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Panasonic HX-DC1 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Panasonic HX-DC1 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HX-DC1 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HX-DC1 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic HX-DC1 has a batteries included, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic HX-DC1 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an AC adapter included.

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Still Image

4352 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HX-DC1 is 4352 x 3264. That's over six times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this camcorder. In addition, this video camera support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 1280 x 720 and 1600 x 1200 and 4352 x 2448. Across all video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera the best still image resolution is 5472 x 3648 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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4352 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Panasonic HX-DC1 is 4352 x 3264 pixels. That's 40% more maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. Across all video cameras that are a similar 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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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Camera

Very Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 17 lux, the Panasonic HX-DC1's minimum illumination is one of the biggest amongst camcorders of this type and age. The minimum illuminations of video cameras of this age and type range from 1lx to 17lx.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic HX-DC1 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available including the HDR-CX730E, or the HDR-PJ580E both from Sony which has better reviews.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony FDR-AX1 ($4,399.99) (3.5" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Panasonic HX-DC1 has a pretty standard weight (181 grams) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic vwvbx070ew, panasonic vbx070ew
Barcodes 00885170044708, 00885170044722, 05025232627783, 05053460597196

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