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Panasonic HC-V500 Full HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of Panasonic HC-V500 Full HD. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good views, whereas many are negative about the reliability and finish.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V500 Full HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-V500 Full HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V500 Full HD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-V500

 

Panasonic's HC-V500 brings proper optical image stabilisation to the budget camcorder.

Sophisticated optical image stabilisation, Lots of manual features, Decent image quality

No accessory shoe or audio minijacks, Not quite budget pricing

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HC-V500 review

 

A step up from last year's HDC-SD80, especially in low light, but overall image quality from the small sensor isn't spectacular

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Faisal Hashmi (tbreak.com)

Panasonic HC-V500 Review

 

A decent offering for the price, but lacks in image detail.

Light form factor; Loaded with helpful features; Impressive audio recording; Ease of use; Price

Weak image quality; Lack of detail in footage; Bad auto-focus

But for the price, it’s really up to the end user to decide what he really wants out of the camera. It’s loaded with some neat features that make shooting easy and accessible for all kind of users but the sacrifice is in the image quality for what...

May, 2012

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

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I really like this camcorder especially for the price. I like the size of it as it is quite small so you tend to carry it around with you which is really useful if there is something that you want to capture quickly. By just opening the screen it...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V500

 

light intrusive good quality pictures , video and extra Feature overal a excelent bit of quality for a reasonabe price

none detected but i have not fully Familiarize with everything ,but i think its the best on market for the price and would recommend

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V500

 

So easy to use !

Sound

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V500

 

Picture quality for the price, image stabiliser

None so far but I've only had the chance to use it once

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V500

 

light easy to use

software is complicated

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V500

 

Video quality is amazing!

Photo's are poor but I didn't plan to take photos on a camcorder. Also theres no option for attaching an external mic....the sound quality isn't too bad though

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V500

 

This was a gift and my son and his wife seem very happy with it

Jan, 2013