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Panasonic HDC-HS300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS300. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the durability.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

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Expert review by : James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS300

 

James thinks the HDC-HS300 could be the camcorder release of the year. Find out why...

When Panasonic released the HDC-SD100 and HS100, we loved the company's continued dedication to ‘prosumer' features. These camcorders were not dumbed down - in fact, they regained some of the functionality of MiniDV all-time-greats like the NV-GS400....

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-HS300

 

Panasonic's latest may be expensive but it packs an awful lot in, as James Morris discovers

The next-generation successor to Panasonic's hard disk-based HS100 ups the stakes considerably. The HDC-HS300 doubles that model's 60GB hard disk to 120GB and, as the top AVCHD recording data rate remains the same, it can store a whopping 15 hours of...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : James Morris (igizmo.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-HS300

 

If you can look beyond the price you'll see the best consumer HD cam on the market right now

Peerless image quality / Enthusiast-level features / Plenty of storage

Exorbitant price

The first revelation is the HS300’s image quality. Panasonic switched from three CCDs to three CMOSes with the previous range, but kept the same small 1/6in size

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Rob Mead (pcworld.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS300

 

Excellent picture quality even in low light ; Good range of manual controls ; Built-in storage capacity

Wind noise ; Build quality not as good as some rivals ; Interface can be confusing

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS300 review: Panasonic HDC-HS300

 

Panasonic HDC-HS300

High-quality video; solid performance; electronic viewfinder; full manual feature set.

Touch screen not responsive enough.

A very good prosumer HD camcorder, the Panasonic HDC-HS300 still isn't as good a deal as the similarly featured but flash-based TM300 and has the same annoying touch-screen interface.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-HS300 review: Panasonic HDC-HS300

 

Panasonic HDC-HS300

High-quality video; solid performance; electronic viewfinder; full manual feature set.

Touch screen not responsive enough.

A very good prosumer HD camcorder, the Panasonic HDC-HS300 still isn't as good a deal as the similarly featured but flash-based TM300 and has the same annoying touch-screen interface.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry and Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS300 Camcorder Review

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS300 (MSRP 1399.99) has just about everything you could want in a high-end consumer camcorder. It features a wide range of manual controls, Panasonic's popular lens ring for making adjustments, a retractable electronic viewfinder,...

The Panasonic HDC-HS300 (MSRP $1399.99) is a strong camcorder all around. Its array of manual controls, along with the inclusion of a sleek lens ring, should appeal to experienced users and traditional videographers. At the same time, the new iA...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS300 First Impressions Camcorder Review - HDD

 

The HDC-HS300 is the top-of-the-line high definition camcorder from Panasonic coming for 2009. As with last year's HDC-HS100 and HDC-SD100, Panasonic is providing users with plenty of bells and whistles for experienced videophiles: a viewfinder, lens...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Rob Mead (macworld.com)

Review: Panasonic HDC-HS300 HD camcorder

 

Panasonic's HDC-HS300 is capable of extraordinary video quality and offer a good range of manual options, with manual lens ring controls that are as easy to use as they are capable.

The HDC-HS300 also offers a maximum AVCHD video recording resolution of 1920-by-1080 at 17Mbps, which looks a lot lower than the 24Mbps that Canon uses is similarly-priced camcorders. The HDC-HS300 includes a lens ring for focusing, and other manual...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Skowronski (videomaker.com)

Videomaker's 2009 Best Hard Drive Camcorder: Panasonic HDC-HS300 AVCHD Camcorder Review

 

View all of the best consumer video production products of 2009, selected by the editors of Videomaker The Follow-Up Following on the heels of last year's HS100 (Videomaker's 2008 Best Hard Drive Camcorder winner), Panasonic has unleashed its...

Manual focus ring ; Intelligent auto ; High-resolution stills

Reliance of touchscreen interface

Consumer camera at its best. Offers both manual customization and auto presets to conquer any shooting scenario.

Jul, 2009