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Panasonic HC-V500M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Panasonic HC-V500M. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good views. Views are divided on the memory. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V500M 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 HC-V500M

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V500M from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

reliability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic V500M Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (1MOS Sensor, 50x Intelligent Zoom, 16GB, Built-in Flash, SD Card Recording, FacPanasonic V500M Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (1MOS Sensor, 50x Intelligent Zoom, 16GB, Built-in Flash, SD Card Recording, Fac

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V500M

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V500M from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the memory, and many are negative about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V500M Full HD SD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory (Black)Panasonic HC-V500M Full HD SD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HC-V500MCamcorder Review

 

The Panasonic HC-V500M is a small, lightweight, budget camcorder that offers a lot for its $499 MSRP. For an entry-level camcorder, the V500M has a wide range of manual controls, as well as the ability to record Full HD video using a 60p (or 60i frame...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Panasonic HC-V500M

 

A small, lightweight, budget camcorder that offers a lot for its $499 MSRP

Plenty of recording options, including 1080/60p; Lots of manual controls for a budget camcorder

Disappointing low light performance

The Panasonic HC-V500M is a good entry-level camcorder, and it has plenty of updates over the previous HDC-TM40. But Panasonic failed to improve the V500M’s low light capabilities, which ends up being the camcorder’s biggest weakness. Still, if you’re...

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:1790
Battery voltage:3.6
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Thumbnails
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

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

Flash

Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.3
Effective megapixels (movie):1.3
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2500
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.4 - 1345
Focal length range (f-f):2.35 - 89.3
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.2
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:38

Other features

Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 4.0
Cables included:AC, AV, USB

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (video):1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2304 x 1296
Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1296\n2064 x 1376\n1920 x 1080\n1856 x 1392\n640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:16
Memory slots:1

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 540p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.9
Height :6.5
Weight:228
Width:5.25

White balance

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