We've collated all the key information on Panasonic camcorders in this handy guide. We've analysed over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 790+ camcorders to impartially compare each camcorder brand.
Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders. Their camcorders start at $198 for the HC-V180 which has an optical zoom of 50x, a sensor size of 2.51MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $3,695 for the AG-CX350 which has an optical zoom of 20x, a sensor size of 15MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K). The average price of a new Panasonic camcorder is $1,351.
Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning camcorders.
Is Panasonic the Best Camcorder Brand?
So are Panasonic camcorders any good? We give every camcorder a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all camcorders we are able to impartially rank all the camcorder brands.
Panasonic is ranked the No. 3 best camcorder brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 3rd best camcorder brand out there.
Let's look at how Panasonic camcorders compare to the other camcorder brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All camcorder Brands
There's a wide selection of Panasonic camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with 20 Panasonic camcorders currently on the market in the United States.
However Panasonic camcorders tend to be more expensive than most other camcorder brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. Panasonic also have worse reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a Panasonic camcorder being 68%.
Whilst Panasonic have a number of interesting features including Time Lapse, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price $900
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price $1,351
Price Distribution of Panasonic Camcorders
What Do the Panasonic Camcorder Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Panasonic camcorder to work out the average distribution of reviews for Panasonic and then compared this to the other camcorder brands.
Panasonic has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its camcorders than most other camcorder brands.
Over 91% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Panasonic camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 85% respectively across all Camcorder brands.
Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Panasonic camcorders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other camcorder brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Camcorders Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 19 industry awards for Panasonic camcorders. The table below compares the number of awards given to Panasonic to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 28,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Panasonic camcorders. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Panasonic camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
100% of reviewers think Panasonic camcorders are reliable.
So, most people think that Panasonic camcorders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Panasonic camcorders that mention reliability:
it can still put together a keenly priced
although the camera is sturdy
so you either risk destroying the camcorder by not replacing the seals
I think its a lot better than most built in mics
Features to Look Out For On Panasonic Camcorders
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Panasonic camcorders that set them apart from the competition. These include Time Lapse.