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Panasonic HC-W570

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Panasonic HC-W570. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and portability are overall positive. The zoom and price also get good comments, but the viewfinder and durability get critical opinions.

usability, price, zoom, portability, image quality

battery, durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-W570 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Panasonic HC-W570 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the durability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom


71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W570EB-K Full HD Camcorder with Twin Camera (50x Optical Zoom)Panasonic HC-W570EB-K Full HD Camcorder with Twin Camera (50x Optical Zoom)


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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic HC-W570 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The zoom and price also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the image quality. Many are critical about the portability.

usability, price, zoom, size, reliability


91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W570 HD Camcorder with Built-in Twin Video CameraPanasonic HC-W570 HD Camcorder with Built-in Twin Video Camera


Expert review by: James Morris (

Panasonic HC-W570


At first glance, the Panasonic HC-W570 is a relatively low-end camcorder, but appearances can be deceiving. Although the core specifications are entry-level, the camera allies them with a number of features from higher-end models.

Second "Twin Camera" lens ; Optical image stabilisation ; WiFi connectivity

Small CMOS sensor ; No slow-motion shooting

With optical image stabilisation, Wi-Fi, and the selfie-orientated secondary lens, the Panasonic HC-W570 offers an excellent range of features for the money.


Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Panasonic HC-W570 Twin Camera


Panasonic HC-W570 Wireless Twin Camera : Panasonic is excited to present the Wireless Twin Camera, allowing the user to utilize their Wi-Fi capable smartphone or tablet as the sub camera. With a range of approx 50' from the camcorder this allows...

The Narration Mode emphasizes the camera user’s voice so that crisp and clear commentary can be added to the movie without the interference of background noise. This sub camera allows you to shoot different angles capturing two scene simultaneously and...


Expert review by: paul_smart (

Panasonic Camcorder HC-W570


With digital cameras being able to capture video it's been a while since I have cast my eye over a Camcorder. This was quite a revelation, it should not have been as digital cameras have evolved so have Camcorders and this one can even capture PIP.

The Panasonic HC-W570 camcorder measures 12.5x5.5x6cm and weights 306grams. It is called a twin camera and that is what it is. The normal lens at the front and a further lens at the far-left-edge of the TFT screen. It seems strange and it can be used...


Consumer review by: Muhammad (

Panasonic HC-W570


For me is only that my Son (15years) is very happy although he expect DSLR but when he used it he enjoyed the features and some how he find it like DSLR

My son didn't leave it alone even some time took it to his School which is not allowed and i got complain ...... ;)


Consumer review by: P (

Panasonic HC-W570


nice steady zoom easy to handle

as new to this video cam found I kept pushing photo take button , was on top instead of take video button at side


Consumer review by: J M (

Panasonic HC-W570


I like the symbol which lets you know you are videoing straight or not so you can adjust the way you hold it.

sound quality low of you are not very close to the subject eg wedding speeches if not near the top table.


Consumer review by: Anthony (

Panasonic HC-W570


Recording my fun time and memorable past times and exciting events!

Balancing the camcorder without a tripod


Consumer review by: Noeleen (

Panasonic HC-W570


I struggle with the still pictures and movies.


Consumer review by: clem (

Panasonic HC-W570


Excellent footage Bit fidley to set up in dark venues Very helpful sales person(Paul)

Not really.


Consumer review by: P B (

Panasonic HC-W570


Very light and small, Also you can take jpg pics by just pressing the photo button while in the playback mode.

There is now eye viewfinder, so in bright light which is quiet a bit of the time you can not see anything to record on the screen.


Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery Capacity:1940
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:1940


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:4
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Colour of product:Black / White


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


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:150
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):28 - 1740
Focal length range (f-f):2.06 - 103
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Maximum aperture number:4.2
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:50


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

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y


Camera shutter speed:0.04 - 0.000125
Shutter speed (photo):0.5 - 0.0005

Still image

Image formats supported: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 / [16:9] 10 MP (4224 x 2376), 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)/[3:2] 7.7 MP (3408 x 2272), 2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)/[4:3] 7.4 MP (3136 x 2352), 0.3 MP (640 x 480)


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


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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 6
Height :6.2
Width:12.9 / 6

White balance

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