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Panasonic HC-V180

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Panasonic HC-V180. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability and image quality. The zoom and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the battery and memory.

usability, size, zoom, image quality, portability

memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V180 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the portability and image quality. The zoom and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, zoom, image quality, portability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V180EB-K Camcorder with Full HD RecordingPanasonic HC-V180EB-K Camcorder with Full HD Recording


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Not as expected


After reading the reviews I expected this to be quite good, however the quality of the video footage is poor and you can only zoom in such a small amount before it goes out of focus that it doesn't even make a difference. I wouldn't call this HD. I...


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PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black


Recorded invaluable memories of the birth of our first child. Simple to use and playback on the big screen.

Sometimes hard to get the hand and fingers in the right place for one hand recording.


Consumer review (

PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black


fantastic zoom

sound could be louder.


Consumer review (

PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black




Consumer review (

PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black


Used it in Orlando got brilliant footage at Kennedy space centre Atlas satellite going up, obviously great distance footage


Consumer review (

poor quality


Bought it from Very so it will stop working within a few months GURANTEED


Consumer review (

Great camcorder


I bought this item a while ago so I could record myself for YouTube, and the quality is great it's simple to use and it's light and comfortable to hold. For the price compared to other camcorders this is a great item and I would recommend to anyone...


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PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black


Easy to use,good picture and sound quality



Consumer review (

PANASONIC HC-V180EB-K Camcorder - Black


Light, responsive with many image variation features. A good all round "Full HD" camera

Great sound quality, but it is prone to wind noise which can be annoying. Any reasonable editing software should be able to help though.


Consumer review (

Great camera!


My boyfriend is a streamer and good camera to s very important as it needs to capture everything perfectly since he streams live. He is very happy with that s one (tried at least 7 different ones) as a works without a fail.


Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes


Battery Capacity:1940
Battery life (max):1.25
Battery voltage:3.6


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, POL, SWE, TUR


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Touchscreen:Y / Yes


Built-in Flash:N / No
Built-in light:N / No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.67
Effective megapixels (movie):2.2
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS BSI
Total MegaPixels:2.51

Lens System

Digital Zoom:500
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):28 - 1740
Focal length range (f-f):2.06 - 103
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):174 / 1740
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.8 / 28
Optical Zoom:50


Bluetooth:N / No
Wi-Fi:N / No

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:HDMI / HDMI, USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y


Camera shutter speed:1/25 – 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Maximum image resolution:4224 x 2376
Still image resolution(s):4224 x 2376, 1920 x 1080, 3408 x 2272, 1728 x 1152, 3136 x 2352, 640 x 480


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No

Technical Details

USB charging:Y / Yes


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:480p, 720p, 1080p / 480p,720p,1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4 / AVCHD,MP4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6 / 116
Height :5.9 / 59
Width:5.3 / 53

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Indoor, Sunny