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Panasonic HX-DC3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Panasonic HX-DC3. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the durability, while many are negative about the color and battery.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-DC3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HX-DC3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Panasonic HX-DC3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the durability. The color and zoom get critical views.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

battery, zoom, color

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-DC3EB-K Full HD 1920 x 1080 Vertical Camcorder - Black (16MP, 15x Intelligent Zoom, Panorama Mode, Creative Movie Control, EIS, Eye-Fi RePanasonic HX-DC3EB-K Full HD 1920 x 1080 Vertical Camcorder - Black (16MP, 15x Intelligent Zoom, Panorama Mode, Creative Movie Control, EIS, Eye-Fi Re

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HX-DC3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Panasonic HX-DC3 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. People really like the image quality and price. The usability and portability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

size, portability, usability, price, image quality

battery

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-DC3 Active Style Camcorder, BlackPanasonic HX-DC3 Active Style Camcorder, Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HX-DC3

 

Panasonic's HX-DC3 provides a decent optical zoom and manual settings for a very keen price.

Decent image quality ; Very good price ; Optical zoom

Limited manual settings ; Mediocre in low light

Digital zooms artificially blow up the image to achieve their effect, so reduce resolution, whereas an optical zoom preserves this. You will be able to zoom into the subject without ugly blockiness appearing.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:0.7 / 700
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:12

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red / White

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230400

Flash

Built-in light: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):11.9
Effective megapixels (movie):11.9
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.33
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:14.4

Indication

LED indicators: Yes

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 3.7
Digital Zoom:120
Focal length range (f-f):6.8 - 34
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.89
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):24
Optical Zoom:5

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Photo mode: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer VE 3.0
Cables included:AV, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: No
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/1500
Shutter speed (video):1/30 - 1/10000

Software

Bundled software:HD Writer VE3.0

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Photo mode: Yes
Still image resolution(s):3744 x 2106,640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1440,3072 x 2304,4352 x 2448,4352 x 3264,4608 x 3456

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal Memory:65
Internal storage capacity:0.065
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Colour of product:Black
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Minimum illumination:4
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.033
USB cable:1

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:17
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 540p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MPEG4 / MP4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.81
Height :12.1
Weight:162 / 180
Width:8.62

White balance

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