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Panasonic HX-DC3

Panasonic HX-DC3
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A good spec but 5 year old 5x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
5x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 14.4MP 1" Feb 2013
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Panasonic HX-DC3 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic HX-DC3 number 434 across all camcorders.
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Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Very light
Compact, slim and stylish design weighing only 162g
Full-HD video recording
16 megapixels still picture recording
Creative control featuring 12 shooting modes
Intelligent 18x zoom with new active image stabilizer
Very small optical zoom
Does not support PictBridge

Panasonic HX-DC3 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The Panasonic HX-DC3's total megapixels of 14.4MP is bigger than 84% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on camcorders.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Panasonic HX-DC3 of only 5x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 26% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Very Light

The weight of the Panasonic HX-DC3 of only 180g is lighter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is lighter than 75% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

Across all the camcorders the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the Panasonic HX-DC3 of 0.429" is in the largest 31% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HX-DC3 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic HX-DC3 of 120x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 62% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic HX-DC3's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 30% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Panasonic HX-DC3 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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3744 X 2106 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HX-DC3 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3744 x 2106. That's over three times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by camcorders. Camcorders still image resolution range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4912 x 3680 (best).

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Panasonic HX-DC3 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth noting that 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP. The Panasonic HX-DC3's effective megapixels (movie) of 11.9MP is higher than 91% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Features Photo Mode

The Panasonic HX-DC3 features photo mode. 80% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HX-DC3 does not feature wi-Fi. 76% of camcorders also do not feature wi-Fi.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HX-DC3 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the Panasonic HX-DC3 of 11.9MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 15% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (image) range from 0.46MP to 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic HX-DC3 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Does Not Have a Microphone in

The Panasonic HX-DC3 does not have a microphone in. 75% of camcorders also do not have a microphone in.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hxdc3ebr, panasonic hxdc3ebw, panasonic hxdc3egk, hxdc3egr

Barcodes:

05025232712359, 05025232712366, 05025232712373, 05025232712380, 05025232712458, 05025232712465, 05025232712472, 08887549503399

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