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Panasonic HC-V500
7.9 out of 10

Panasonic HC-V500

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Overall 6
6.0

They've given up on the consumer level (but maybe not: see Final Edit)

Bill from Philly, Amazon
25 July 2013
  • Summary: Actually, its kinda sad that Panasonic and some of the others have seemingly given up on consumer camcorders. I think they've incorrectly ceded the territory to smartphones. Five years ago I purchased a Panasonic SD9 and at that time it was a tremendous consumer level camcorder.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great camcorder for the price

Rob Farreli, Amazon
1 April 2013
  • Summary: I like this camera but there are some downfalls. I purchase the camera or 1080 p Recordings but only redners in 720. The camera has no manual focus for soft focus affects so there is no depth to the video quality. Thecamera has great day quality footage but but becomes pixelated at night.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Edward S., Newegg
27 October 2012
  • Summary: Good camcorder for the casual user but not a substitute for still camera. If on sale a good buy.
  • Pros: HD video is quite good. Audio is fair. Image stabilization works well. Many options but they require recording in manual mode to use most of them. Low light shooting just fair. Included software allows burning of HD on standard DVD with HD quality or standard DVD quality.
  • Cons: Still photo quality is basically poor even best quality mode. No headphone or microphone jacks. Auto focus tricky when zooming rapidly. Built in speaker does not produce much volume.
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Overall 6
6.0

bad software

ticked, Amazon
27 June 2012
  • Summary: I got a camera for Christmas, read manual, installed software & made a video. I like the operation of the camera which is easy to operate, I downloaded video into my pc & reviewed it but when I followed program to burn to disc it would run program for hours till within 6 min.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not My Cup Of Tea!

JUST-JIM, Amazon
27 June 2012
  • Summary: The camera in and of itself is well made (in Japan) and functions decently. However, the available light videos are pathetic even with additional lighting. They are soft in focus and very very grainy. Not at all acceptable.
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Crystal, Amazon
27 June 2012
  • Summary: Takes great video, but it isn't the most user-friendly camera I've used.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for what you pay!

A&A Mum, Amazon
27 June 2012
  • Summary: Its an ok camera but using the touch screen is incredibly fiddly. The zoom is fantastic. The stills it takes I found of very poor quality.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hardware top, Software schrott, Firmware OK.

KRider92, Amazon
26 February 2013
  • Summary: Camcorder macht eine gute Figur, auch bei dunklen Lichtverhältnissen, Tonaufnahmen aber dennoch besser mit externem Recorder. Die Software für den Rechner ist Schrott, das Übertragen von Videos geht nur arg langsam.
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Overall 6
6.0

leider nicht vernünftig zu gebrauchen

Rolf Fechner "rolffechner", Amazon
7 February 2013
  • Summary: Vorab: die Bildqualität ist hervorragend.Aber das war's-zumindest bei meinem- Gerät schon.Der Camcorder beginnt bei jeder Sequenz -und sei sie auch noch so klein -eine neue Szene. D.h.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Team-Z, Yandex
31 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Взял эту камеру "поиграться" и попробовать оценить удобство после miniDV. Понял, что надо брать подороже, если вы, как и я, любите качество снимков и видео. Но с функционалом "я был тут" она справляется на ура.
  • Pros: Легкая, неплохо сидит в руке.
  • Cons: Оптика некудышная, с диафрагмой беда, матрица на фото очень шумная (вечернее время использование камеры следует ограничить до минимума, то есть, просмотра с нее). Положение выходов USB, HDMI mini просто идиотское, они расположены под монитором, что крайне неудобно, HDMI вообще прижат практически ...
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