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Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H Camcorder

14.4MP 1/2 180g MOS Jun 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Panasonic video cameras have excellent reviews
Supports HDMI
Very small optical zoom

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Panasonic Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

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


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think the Panasonic HX-DC3 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the HX-DC2EF-H has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The optical zooms of big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder range from 1x to 25x.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the JVC GC-PX100 ($1,719.80) (10x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 39.9 millimeters, the Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera range from 2.7mm to 92mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H has a fairly high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average minimum aperture number of big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder is 2.6.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the HX-DC2EF-H has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 120x (digital) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E.

If this Panasonic camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21) (160x and higher rated), the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21) (160x and higher rated), or the HDR-CX900 ($1,099) (160x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also support HDMI.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30, or the Canon Legria Mini X.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support PictBridge.

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White Balance

Features Indoor White Balance

The Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H features indoor white balance, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H has a batteries included. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The HX-DC2EF-H has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Still Image

4352 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HX-DC2EF-H is 4352 x 3264. That's over six times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most common still image resolution supported by video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this video camera. This Panasonic camcorder also support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1440 and 2560 x 1920 and 4352 x 2448. The worst still image resolution of all video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera is 640 x 480 and the best is 5472 x 3648.

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4352 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic HX-DC2EF-H has a maximum maximum image resolution of 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 of this spec and age the best maximum image resolution is 6784 x 3816 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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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 this age and spec.

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Display

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,400 pixels, the HX-DC2EF-H has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HX-DC2EF-H has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3" screen size camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX730E, and the HDR-PJ580E both from Sony is also worth considering.

If this Panasonic video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony FDR-AX1 ($4,399.99) (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the HX-DC2EF-H.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The HX-DC2EF-H has a relatively typical weight (180 grams) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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 camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hxdc2ebw, panasonic hxdc2efh, hxdc2egwvidcampa, hxdc2eghvidcamp
Barcodes 05025232659296, 05025232659302, 05025232659319, 05025232659371, 05711045371844, 08887549454233

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