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Panasonic HC-W580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Panasonic HC-W580. 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. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The zoom and image quality are also appreciated, but the memory and viewfinder get less positive views.

usability, image quality, zoom, portability, size

battery, durability, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-W580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-W580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic HC-W580 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality.

image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W580EB-K Camcorder with Full HD RecordingPanasonic HC-W580EB-K Camcorder with Full HD Recording

2017-10

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-W580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic HC-W580 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W580K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi, Built with Multi Scene Twin Camera (Black)Panasonic HC-W580K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi, Built with Multi Scene Twin Camera (Black)

2017-10

Expert review by: Caleb Cross (toptenreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-W580 Review

 

In all, we think that Panasonic's HC-W580 is a solid camcorder with some real benefits over both smartphones and other video cameras, but it is somewhat specialized. If you're attracted to the idea of having an extreme zoom range and a secondary...

A 50x optical zoom lens offers a long range without the image-quality compromises of digital zoom.

Special features come at the cost of a smaller sensor.

The Panasonic HC-W580 is one of the more expensive models we tested. While it provides good image quality, it’s not quite at the same level as other similarly priced Panasonics. Whether that’s a worthy trade-off is up to you.

2016-12

Consumer review by: BazMo (johnlewis.com)

A great camcorder

 

I've not used this that much yet, but so far it's been really good, small, light & good quality. Just a bit disappointed that it didn't come with an SD card, which is required if you want to record!

2017-09

Consumer review by: T1tone (johnlewis.com)

Dedicated video recorder - just what I wanted!

 

Excellent product purchased after receiving good advice from JL Cribbs Causeway staff (as usual!) compact, easy to use, great quality video - all round better than using video features of my SLR or phone.

2017-09

Consumer review by: Ian (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Good Zoom

2017-08

Consumer review by: Jackie (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

quality of image on maximum zoom still excellent

2017-08

Consumer review by: Colin (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Various Settings, Low Light, Snow, Soft Skin, all very easy to use

Had to buy new spare battery as latest model battery not compatible

2017-07

Consumer review by: Hilary (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Easy to use . Nice clear picture on screen but a bit difficult to see in sunshine.

Seeking screen in sunshine

2017-07

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Nice and compact. Attractive appearance. Does what it says in the description.

I felt the product use instructions should have included more detail, particular for anyone like me who has never before used a camcorder.

2017-07

Consumer review by: Dennis (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Good price. Excellent picture quality and I like that you can connect to the TV wirelessly. The zoom is very good but you need to be careful as it can zoom in too fast if you are heavy handed. It is light fits into a large pocket. All in all a good buy

The main downside is that you cannot see the screen in sunny weather. I would have preferred a view finder but they are more expensive. I am not sure about the second camera lens and not sure if I will use it but it is there if the need arises.

2017-03

Consumer review by: Anthony (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-W580

 

Quality of picture, Powerful zoom range, Battery Life was good.

On/Off and other nearby buttons too small and fiddly. Difficult to know whether they have been pressed correctly.

2017-02

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Flash

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

Focusing

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:3000
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):10.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.8
Optical Zoom:50

Networking

Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes
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

Still image

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

Storage

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

Technical Details

USB charging:Y / Yes

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 129
Height :6.2 / 62
Weight:264
Width:6 / 60