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Panasonic HDC-HS60

Panasonic HDC-HS60
alaScore 87

114 reviews

2018-02

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS60. 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.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS60 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HS60 Full HD Camcorder With 120GB HDD, X35 Intelligent Zoom, X25 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + Face Recognition - BlackPanasonic HS60 Full HD Camcorder With 120GB HDD, X35 Intelligent Zoom, X25 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + Face Recognition - Black

2018-02

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS60 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.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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2018-02

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 Full HD camcorder

 

A Full HD Panasonic camcorder with a 120GB HDD and SDXC memory card support

Great value for money, 120GB hard drive, excellent video quality, supports crazy-capacity SDXC cards

Lacking in bells and whistles, no external microphone jack

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

2010-02

Expert review by: Rob Hull (techradar.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

Compact Full HD camcorder offering over 50 hours of movie storage

Compact and light ; Great wide-angle lens 120GB HDD ; Crisp, sharp footage ; 25x optical zoom

Feeble video light ; No YouTube-style upload ; Touchscreen can be unresponsive ; No headphone/mic socket ; Only 5MP stills

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is a brand new full HD camcorder which packs internal storage galore as well as many other nifty features.

2010-02

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic HDC 60 review

 

Is it just me, or are four nearly identical versions of the same product a wee bit much? Panasonic seems to be taking a carpet bomb approach to the entry-level HD camcorder market, with those four models in the slim range between $500 and $700. The...

Manual shutter-speed and iris controls; comfortable size; smarter-than-average autofocus; lens focuses relatively closely; decent battery life.

Soft video; cramped, low-resolution touch screen.

Panasonic's quartet of entry-level HD camcorders--the HDC-HS60, TM60, TM55, and SD60--delivers a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for their class. As long as you don't pay list price, the SD60 is a great...

2010-06

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

Panny's latest mid-range shooter packs a 120GB hard drive and Full HD recording. But does it live up to the specs?

Not the world’s most stylish camcorder, but one of the best mid-range performers we’ve seen

2010-03

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Chris Jager, (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is the first of a new generation of flash memory-based camcorders.

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

2010-02

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 Camcorder Review

 

The HDC-HS60 is part of Panasonic's new crop of mid-range camcorders for 2010. It boasts a 1/4.1-inch CMOS sensor, 25x optical zoom lens, and 120GB internal hard drive. The camcorder impressed us with its strong performance, but we expect a lot of good...

Panasonic definitely impressed us with the improvements it made with the HDC-HS60 (MSRP $699.95). The camcorder was a much stronger performer than Panasonic's crop of mid-range models from last year, and it often matched or exceeded the performance of...

2010-02

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (washingtonpost.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

Panasonic welcomed a new crop of mid-range HD camcorders this year, one of which is the HDC-HS60. The HS60 is a Full HD camcorder that records to a 120GB internal hard drive or to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The camcorder also has a 25x optical zoom,...

While the HDC-HS60 is not a top-of-the-line model, it still has an extensive amount of manual controls and very good video quality to boot. The camcorder is pretty compact, but it's definitely not too small-so it should appeal to people that are used...

2010-03

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

A strong performer, but we expect stiff competition this year

Good color & noise results; Good motion & sharpness; Plenty of manual controls

Touchscreen can be annoying

Panasonic definitely impressed us with the improvements it made with the HDC-HS60 (MSRP $699.95). The camcorder was a much stronger performer than Panasonic’s crop of mid-range models from last year, and it often matched or exceeded the performance of...

2010-02

Expert review by: Chris Jager (techworld.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is the first of a new generation of flash memory-based camcorders.

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

2010-02

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

Charging the unit can be a pain and it sometimes runs out of battery very fast.

2011-09

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DC3.6V / 5.0V

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:1

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDXC Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.2cm
Height:6.6cm
Weight:327g
Width:5.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Sports mode / Night scene / Low light / Fireworks / Scenery / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Spotlight / Sunset / Beach / Snow

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HDC-HS60EB-K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:3.32

Lens System

Focal length (35mm film equivalent):35.7 - 893
Focal length range (f-f):3.02 - 75.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.3
Max Focal Length:75.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.02mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.32Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.11Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.32Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.2 mm ( 1/4.1" )
Optical Sensor Type:MOS
Sensor Qty:1MOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (POWER O.I.S.)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:AV multi
Lens focal range:F1.8(WIDE)/3.3(TELE)
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.7

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 2.0

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:120

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:1500
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Hard disc drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2
Height :6.55
Weight:327
Width:5.45

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes