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Panasonic HDC-HS80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS80. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability, while some have doubts about the battery and size.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS80 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the battery and zoom are overall positive. The portability and size also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the price.

usability, size, portability, zoom, battery

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HS80 Full HD Camcorder - Black (120GB HDD, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)Panasonic HS80 Full HD Camcorder - Black (120GB HDD, x42 Intelligent Zoom, x37 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens & iA + Face Recognition & New Hybrid OIS)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Gavin Owen (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-HS80

 

The HS80 lacks the sleekness of its competitors and the video quality, while satisfactory, fails to break any new ground.

Comfortable to hold ; Warm, realistic colours ; Effective image stabilisation

Poor low-light performance ; Frustrating interface and menus

The design of the HDC-HS80 camera is unappealing, as it lacks the modern sleekness of its competitors, and the video quality, while satisfactory, doesn't live up to other cameras within its range. The external LED light and image stabiliser are saving...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

1. Crystal clear video quality. (tested on normal and HD TV) 2. 120 GB hard disk (enough to store total of 19 + hours of Video) 3. Very light weight (you don't feel pain in hand despite holding steadily for 20-30 minutes as well). 4. Most affordable...

1. Battery hardly long for 1.5 hours in one go, 2. Need to spend additional amount (£5 to £15) for HDMI cable, 3. Still pictures (photos) not upto mark (note: But video's are Awesome),

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

It is a very compact camera, easy to put even in a handbag. Image quality is very good. I managed to drop it soon after going on holiday, but thankfully seems robust enough to take the knock. All in all, I'm very pleased with it after three weeks of...

I have a relatively big hand and its small size can be awkward. The strap has limited adjustment. Wind noise can be an issue, but probably no more than any other camera.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

Just an overall brilliant product.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

Love it all very good.

just as with all cameras more batery life would be useful

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

only had the camcorder a short while so have not really used it but what I have done has been easy. picture quality is very good.

none as yet

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

It is a very compact camera, easy to put even in a handbag. Image quality is very good. I managed to drop it soon after going on holiday, but thankfully seems robust enough to take the knock. All in all, I'm very pleased with it after three weeks of...

I have a relatively big hand and its small size can be awkward. The strap has limited adjustment. Wind noise can be an issue, but probably no more than any other camera

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

Still photos quality Wide rnage of functions optical quality

Nil specific though menu functions can be a little confusing

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

Just an overall brilliant product

None

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

120 gb internal memory

picture quality not so good,dull colours,short battery life

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1.3
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length range (f-f):33.7 - 1415
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:34

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F1.8 - 4.0
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 3.0

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/25
Shutter speed (video):1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1296

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:120

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9
Height :6.4
Weight:265
Width:6

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Manual