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Panasonic HC-VX870

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Panasonic HC-VX870. 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. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the design and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

battery, size, viewfinder, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-VX870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-VX870

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Panasonic HC-VX870 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and zoom. The image quality and portability also get good views. Many are negative about the size. There are some mixed views about the usability.

price, portability, image quality, zoom, battery

size

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-VX870EB-K 4K 30p/25p Camcorder with Wireless Twin CameraPanasonic HC-VX870EB-K 4K 30p/25p Camcorder with Wireless Twin Camera

2017-12

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-VX870

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Panasonic HC-VX870 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the viewfinder and size.

price, usability, portability, image quality, zoom

size, viewfinder

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-VX870 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Wireless Smartphone Twin Video CapturePanasonic HC-VX870 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Wireless Smartphone Twin Video Capture

2017-12

Expert review by: Rahul Sethi (techmagnifier.com)

Panasonic HC-VX870 4K Camcorder Review – Clear and Casual

 

Panasonic HC – VX870 is a light 4k camcorder, sporting 20X optical zoom and 1500x digital zoom; quite respectable AF speed for size…but manual focus is tough

Affordable 4K ; Responsive focus ; Lightweight ; Wireless pairing with smartphones/cameras

Focus dial difficult to use ; Unfriendly Power button placement

Panasonic HC – VX870 is a light and portable 4k camcorder. It is able to record videos with great clarity in the 4K resolution, particularly performing well in the low light conditions. The hybrid O.I.S compensates for small hand movements when...

2015-07

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-VX870

 

The HC-VX870 is the second model down in Panasonic's new 4K camcorder range after the HC-WX970 that we reviewed recently. It's a very similar specification, but misses one key feature – a second 'selfie' camera. This brings the price down by £250,...

4K camcorder shooting for under £700 ; Comprehensive manual settings with control dial ; WiFi connectivity

No lens ring, just a lens dial ; Small sensor compared to a DSLR

The Panasonic HC-VX870 brings mainstream camcorder 4K shooting to a new affordable sub-£700 level.

2015-05

Consumer review by: Kevin (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC HC-VX870EB-K 4k Ultra HD Camcorder - Black

 

really easy to use, good picture

limited accessories available the screen is quite wide touch screen is annoying

2017-10

Consumer review by: Kevin (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-VX870

 

really easy to use, good picture

limited accessories available the screen is quite wide touch screen is annoying

2017-10

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-VX870

 

Great picture quality, ease of use.

Quite large.

2017-09

Consumer review by: David (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC HC-VX870EB-K 4k Ultra HD Camcorder - Black

 

Great picture quality, ease of use.

Quite large.

2017-09

Consumer review by: K (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-VX870

 

good quality image and sound. It will also take 128GB SD cards.

2017-06

Consumer review by: K (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC HC-VX870EB-K 4k Ultra HD Camcorder - Black

 

good quality image and sound. It will also take 128GB SD cards.

2017-06

Consumer review by: William (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC HC-VX870EB-K 4k Ultra HD Camcorder - Black

 

Its all good very easy to use

None for me

2017-01

Consumer review by: William (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-VX870

 

Its all good very easy to use

None for me

2017-01

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Battery

Battery Capacity:1940
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:2

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460800
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):7 / 7.00
Effective megapixels (movie):8.29
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:MOS BSI
Total MegaPixels:18.91

Lens System

Digital Zoom:60
Filter Size:4.9
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):30.8 - 626
Focal length range (f-f):4.08 - 81.6
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Optical Zoom:20

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Included memory card size:16
Lens hood:Y / Yes
Memory Card Included:SD
Pouch:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.000125 - 0.04 / 1/2000 - 1/2

Still image

Still image resolution(s):[16:9] 25.9MP (6784 x 3816), 14 MP (4992 x 2808), 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)/[3:2] 20 MP (5472 x 3648), 10.6 MP (3984 x 2656), 2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)/[4:3] 20.4 MP (5216 x 3912), 10.9 MP (3808 x 2856), 0.3 MP (640 x 480)

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
Memory slots:1

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4, AVC, AVCHD, MP4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.9 / 139
Height :7.3 / 73
Weight:353
Width:6.5 / 65

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Indoor, Sunny / Auto, Daylight, Indoor, Sunny / Auto, Indoor, Cloudy, Sunny, Daylight