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Panasonic-v520.33811691
9.3 out of 10

Panasonic V520

The HC-V520 is a long zoom HD video camcorder that empowers you Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent camcorder in most every way!

Setter Dog, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I use this camcorder for time lapse sequences mostly. However, it's useful for almost any purpose, the IS is EXCELLENT, making the 80X zoom usable.<br /><br />The ONLY thing this camcorder doesn't have to make it perfect is an EVF. <br /><br />Very good value!
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
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Overall 10
10

Love it!

Command Tactical, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: We use it for shooting product demos and YouTube video mostly at rifle shooting ranges. <br /><br />The zoom on this thing is crazy amazing... I can almost get away with using it as a spotting scope.<br /><br />At 100m+ you can see actually see the bullet hole. The WiFi is very cool and works well. The editing software is lame... get a copy of Nero and you'll be much happier.<br /><br />Very few complaints. One is that to turn it on you open the side panel.
  • Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom, Zoom range/performance
  • Cons: Complicated To Operate, No External Mic Input
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Overall 10
10

Exactly as desired

Dana, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Worked well right out of the box. Easy to set up. Easy to download onto our Mac. We have iMovie '11, so I experimented first with which recording modes would download directly. I chose the highest 1080i setting. I didn't want to deal with translating 1080p. Video is clear.
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Overall 10
10

Great camcorder!!!

Cavin Fung "Home Inspector, Master Handyman", Amazon
15 March 2014
  • Summary: I'm a inspector that record my properties, How did I ever gone for so long without this!!! Now, I'm using it to record all my events as well.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good enough for what I want to do but still disappointing

Bunny, Amazon
15 March 2014
  • Summary: When you open it up, the focal length is just right for what I want to do. Downloading videos onto my computer is easy and did not require special equipment although the software was not exactly intuitive. It is a terrible camera in low light conditions, so if you work in low light, get anything else. I really wish my Sony HC96 would interface with Windows 7 or I would sell this thing in a heartbeat.
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Overall 10
10

Easy beautiful results

Mrsmeow, B&H Photo
14 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This camcorder was so easy to use, it took. Amazing videos, and most of all, I transferred videos to DVD in about 20 minutes (my last camcorder it took many hours). This was a spur of the moment purchase, but with the advice of the agent at B and H, I made a perfect choice.
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Overall 10
10

PERFECT FOR ME

Grandiva, B&H Photo
6 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Im a track mom and coach. so I capture video at the track most of the time and most of the time at meets we are in the stands which can be pretty far for most regular zoom camera/camcorders to catch. Well I must say the HC-V520 Live Streaming HD Camcorder did not disappoint me at all. Playback footage is so clear even at 100 meters away its great.<br /><br />I guess my only issue, if its really an issue is where the on/off button is and how flat it is.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
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Overall 8
8.0

Good value camcorder for the price

Perry Zimm "zzzzs", Amazon
24 February 2014
  • Summary: Good value camcorder for the price. Needed to capture the video in iFrame to be able to edit it on my Mac.
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Overall 10
10

Much impressed with the quality

Slaine18, B&H Photo
15 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I love the zoom on this model. I compared some camcorders in a big-box store and realized the increased zoom was key for me. The quality of the images and video is great.
  • Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom, Zoom range/performance
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Overall 10
10

you got to get one

Logan 5, B&H Photo
13 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera because I wanted a really powerful spotting scope for when I go out shooting I have priced out regular spotting scopes and for the price and the magnification it was not doable. I came across the idea of buying a camcorder so that I could record all my shots and then when I saw how powerful the magnification was and that I could see 6.25 miles away on a clear dayI was really surprised at the quality of the camera the size and how comfortable it was...
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