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Panasonic V520
9.0 out of 10

Panasonic V520

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

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic V520

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Overall 2
2.0

Blue Screen of Death

T. J. Wright, Amazon
28 March 2015
  • Summary: Picture quality was good, had all the features I wanted. Fairly easy to set up and use. Remote control with smartphone was just OK, the usual connection problems and slow response, but I've found thats the case with all brands. Unfortunately after 14 months (just after the warranty expired) the camcorder started freezing up and the screen went blue. Had to completely disconnect power including battery to clear. Would work for a few minutes more then die again.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid camera for the $289 I paid. Not such a good deal at today's price of $599.

F. Panucci "www.frankpanucci.com", Amazon
27 August 2014
  • Summary: It's a solid home video/very light pro use camera - but I would never have bought it at its current price of $599. I bought this in late 2013 from Amazon for $289. For $599, there are better choices. I thought electronics prices for a given model of something were supposed to go down over time - but the price for this camera (as of august 27 2014) has more than DOUBLED since ten months ago. That's just weird.
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Overall 6
6.0

Software not very good

hf, Amazon
16 July 2014
  • Summary: Camcorder works well. Big problem with moving the video files to PC and editing is almost impossible. The software that comes with the product never would load to my PC. No PC that I have tried can recognize the file types used by Panasonic. I was finally able to to view and edit the video files on Windows 7. I guess XP can't really handle these files.
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Overall 10
10

Good video.

S. Hooton "Samsung52LCD", Amazon
13 July 2014
Overall 10
10

Easy to use

holmherzer, Amazon
7 July 2014
Overall 10
10

Just right!

littlelacey, Amazon
19 June 2014
  • Summary: This was just what we needed to keep up with the kids. Quick on/off feature and super clear video quality. Impressed with the low-light function as well. Just need to use it more now!
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Overall 8
8.0

It is fun to zoom!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: Zooming in close is fun but it takes practice to hold a steady shot. I used this to record a friends music videos. The sound is surprisingly OK. The images turned out quite nice. This is a good consumer camera. I do not like the fact that you may need special software to upload some files and that software does not work with windows XP. Also I lost the disc or else I never received one. There is no sound input other than the microphone.
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Overall 10
10

I like the 80X zoom but

Highlight video guy, Amazon
13 May 2014
  • Summary: The 80X zoom is izoom which is digital. I guess it is better than regular digital but still digital. If you plan on blowing up what you captured, it will come out digitally crappy enhanced
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Overall 10
10

Good buy

Amelia Anderson, Amazon
13 May 2014
  • Summary: Good camera with excellent quality and zoom capabilites , I us it to film my son's football games for his coach and I film my daughters pom competitions it does a great job
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Camera

Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 May 2014
  • Summary: Software is a little lacking. To convert the files you need to run it through the camera which isn't very convenient.
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