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 $178 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 $5,699 for the AJ-PX270 which has an optical zoom of 22x, a sensor size of 2.2MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new Panasonic camcorder is $1,423.
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. 4 best camcorder brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 4th 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 US.
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 67%.
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 $895
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price $1,423
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 reviews for its camcorders than most other camcorder brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 91% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Panasonic camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 84% 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.
A great mid range choice, priced at $847.99 is the Panasonic HCVX870K, which has a Kagoo Score of 76.
Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (18.91MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Purchasers report that this video camera has a good zoom, great picture quality and good video quality. It's an award winning and fully featured 20x optical zoom, 353g video camera. It has an image stabilizer and a night mode, supports HDMI and is Full HD.
7 Reviews + 1 Award
Value for Money
Purchasers report that Panasonic HCVX870K has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%.
The cheapest price that we could find for the HCVX870K in the US is $847.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.
For those with an unlimited budget then the Panasonic AGDVX200 is the best Panasonic camcorder out there. At $2,299.48 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 75.
Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (15.49MP)
4096 x 2160 pixels resolution
Huge optical sensor size (1.33")
Large display diagonal (4.3")
A fully featured but only average value for money 13x optical zoom, 2.7kg camcorder, with ok reviews. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.
Value for Money
Hitchmount panasonic agdvx200 test 91619
The cheapest price that we could find for the AGDVX200 in the US is $2,299.48 and in total we found 3 prices for it.