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Panasonic HC-V130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Panasonic HC-V130. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative comments about the color and reliability. There are mixed views on the durability and battery.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

memory, reliability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-V130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V130 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the portability and zoom are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability and size. Views are divided on the durability.

usability, price, image quality, zoom, portability

battery, size, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V130EB-K Full HD Camcorder - Black (8.9MP, 75x Intelligent Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD (New for 2014)Panasonic HC-V130EB-K Full HD Camcorder - Black (8.9MP, 75x Intelligent Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD (New for 2014)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V130 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 portability and image quality are overall positive. The battery and price are also appreciated, but views about the durability and zoom are different. Many are critical about the color.

usability, price, battery, image quality, portability

color

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V130K Full HD 38X Camcorder Video Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)Panasonic HC-V130K Full HD 38X Camcorder Video Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Philippa Clark (howtospendit.ft.com)

Panasonic HC-V130 camcorder

 

with full high-definition recording and 75x Intelligent Zoom, £230. Also in black

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Chingman19 (argos.co.uk)

The camcorder is so compact.

 

I bought the camcorder for our daughter and son in law as they were expecting a baby in May 2015. We couldn't have known that he would be born 6 weeks early and by c-section. The camera has been used extensively due to its very compact size and...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

Weui8wI cant.understand how you believe that we marked it down when all our scores rated it 8or9.I have tried to do a photo but being a novice with computers I was unable to do so

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Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Sharon (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

small light enough to put in pocket to be able to use in a flash

when bought wasn't told I would need a memory card there isn't one with the camcorder so got it home and wasn't able to use after charging battery

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

Nice and light ; Great zoom

Clunky interface makes it a pain to operate ; Really cheap buttons (feels like a non brand budget camera) ; Outdated software (doesn't like windows 8)

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

For an amateur the camera is a bit complicated and The fact that every scene shot is a seperate video is a real pain, To have a good length video to show you have to use editing to stitch the different scenes together. Wouldnt have bought it if I had...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: STEVE (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

8mp still photo capability is great, good zooming. I like the fact that you can put the cover over the lense by flicking a lever. Battery & SD card access is easy. It's handy to be able to zoom in on taken shots. Still got loads to learn about it yet

There is no cover over the battery housing, makes it look a bit incomplete-just an asthetic point

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Gavin (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

Play back of videos on the screen, compact

It didn't come with a memory card so couldn't use it straight away

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Heather (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

Perfect size for daughters hand. Bought it for my 10 yr old as she loves making videos. Excellent little camcorder

Haven't come across any yet

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Anna (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V130

 

The image quality is the best i have found,and i have bought a few similar priced camcorders over the past few years ; There is no blurred images as the camera attempts to focus,and the image stabiliser is a feature i wouldn't be without.It makes all...

Not sure about the open battery at the back-but perhaps that gives you the option of buying a bigger battery with longer life ; Also not sure about the lack of a lens cover,but i have had no issues regarding lack of this feature as i keep the camcorder...

Dec, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:970
Battery voltage:3.6
Charging source:AC, USB

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Geotagging: No
GPS (satellite): No
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, NOR, POL, SWE, TUR
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Design

Ceiling mountable: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Red / White
Form factor:Desktop
LED indicators: Yes
Product Type:Desktop projector

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230400

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No
Shoe mounting point: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.12 / 8.9
Effective megapixels (movie):2.12
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:BSI / MOS / MOS BSI
Total MegaPixels:2.51

Lamps

Bulb power:400
Lamp Type:UHM

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):1.7 - 2.3
Digital Zoom:100 / 2500
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.9 - 1646
Focal length range (f-f):2.35 - 89.3 / 26.9 - 45.4
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.2
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):164.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.29
Optical Zoom:38
Throw ratio:1.7 - 2.8:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:10

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 45

Other features

AV output: Yes
Intelligent mode:iA
Power consumption (typical):3.5
Video compression formats:H.264, MPEG4

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:No / Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Écriture HD LE 2.1 / HD Writer LE 2.1
Cables included:AC, AV, USB / AV, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Lens hood: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote control type:iR
Stylus pen: No
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Air filter: Yes
HDCP: Yes
Horizontal scan range:15 - 91
Noise Level:37
Noise level (economic mode):29

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
BNC input ports:5
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Composite Video In:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
RS-232 ports:2
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):10
Power consumption (typical):575
Power Source:AC

Projector

Built-in projector: No
Contrast ratio (typical):5000:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:-30 - 30
Keystone correction, vertical:-40 - 40
Matrix size:2.01
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Projection distance:1.02 - 10.2
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:7500
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 10160
Supported aspect ratios:4:3
Uniformity:90

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.000125 - 0.04 / 0.02 - 0.000125 / 1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (video):0.000125 - 0.04

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG
Maximum image resolution:3968 x 2232
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080, 3968 x 2232 / 3968 x 2232\n1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1
Optical disc player type:Not included

Video

3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported graphics resolutions:720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1366 х 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080p
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MP4 / AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:640 x 360,960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 44.5
Height :17.7 / 6
Weight:10.6 / 181
Width:5.3 / 53

White balance

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