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Panasonic HC-V550

Panasonic HC-V550
alaScore 89

221 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 reviews of Panasonic HC-V550. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The zoom and price also get good views.

usability, price, zoom, image quality, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-V550 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-V550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and portability. The price and zoom are also appreciated. Many are critical about the battery.

usability, zoom, price, portability, image quality

battery

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V550CTEBK Full HD Camcorder - Black (10MP, 90x Intelligent Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC) 3.0 inch LCD (New for 2014)Panasonic HC-V550CTEBK Full HD Camcorder - Black (10MP, 90x Intelligent Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC) 3.0 inch LCD (New for 2014)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-V550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of Panasonic HC-V550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and image quality. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, zoom, image quality, portability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-V550K Full HD Wi-Fi Enabled 50X Stable Zoom Camcorder with 3-Inch LCD (Black)Panasonic HC-V550K Full HD Wi-Fi Enabled 50X Stable Zoom Camcorder with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic HC-V550 review

 

Good camcorder with built-in Wi-Fi, but it's too expensive

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

1. Very small and light ; 2. Once set up, very easy to use inc. auto shutoff if camera tilts too far and info button that tries to explain each feature ; 3. Brilliant zoom ; 4. Crisp picture quality in daylight ; 5. Fantastic value for money in the sale

1. Camera size can mean buttons are difficult to use for people with larger hands ; 2. Camera setup can be tricky and info button and user manual fail to explain all the features clearly enough ; 3. The recording choices in terms of quality are limited...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Sarah (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

Excellent image quality in day light, and excellent sound recordings

The touch screen is a little fiddly for those with bigger fingers

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

Zoom is amazing ; Video quality good ; Easy to use

Still pictures not best quality, but then who buys a camcorder to take pictures ; External microphone not supported

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Terrence (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

Very good video quality and the stabilisation is excellent. Can't beat it for the price

A little bit plastic but again what do you want for the price

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: James (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

26 February 2015 ; We purchased the Panasonic HC-V550CTEBK Full HD Camcorder with Pan & Tilt Mounting as a boxed package from ; By downloading a free App we were able to control the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom functions wirelessly from a mobile ‘phone or...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Patricia (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

ease of use

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Dean (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

For a down to earth camera, it's quality is superb. You could pay a lot more for this quality, and at the price I paid for it, I can not fault it. I have taken several videos with this, and found the image quality of fine quality. There are reviews on...

There is no pause and resume on video. If you press pause, and then record again, it starts a separate video. A little annoying perhaps, but then there is software out there which can be downloaded where you can stitch to videos or more together as...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Christopher (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

Basic functions very easy

Advanced items need extra effort

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Philip (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HC-V550

 

very small and light, yet gives very good video image

Jan, 2015
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:1940
Battery voltage:3.6

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
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
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460800

Flash

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

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.70 / 2.2
Effective megapixels (movie):2.2 / 2.20
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:BSI / MOS BSI
Total MegaPixels:2.51

Lens System

Digital Zoom:150 / 3000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):28 - 1740
Focal length range (f-f):2.06 - 103
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:1.8 / 4.2
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):174 / 176.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.8
Optical Zoom:50

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

AV output: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.9
Video compression formats:H.264, MPEG4

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer LE 2.1
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Lens hood: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: No
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.000125 - 0.02 / 0.000125 - 0.04 / 1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter speed (photo):0.0005 - 0.5 / 0.5 - 0.0005
Shutter speed (video):0.000125 - 0.04

Still image

Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG / JPG
Maximum image resolution:4224 x 2376
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080, 3408 x 2272, 1728 x 1152, 3136 x 2352, 640 x 480 / 4224 x 2376\n3408 x 2272\n3136 x 2352\n1920 x 1080\n640 x 480 / [16:9] 10MP (4224 x 2376), 2.1MP (1920 x 1080)\n[3:2] 7.7MP (3408 x 2272), 2.0MP (1728 x 1152)\n[4:3] 7.4MP (3136 x 2352), 0.3MP (640 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
ExpressCard slot: No

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6 / 5.3
Height :6.1
Weight:235
Width:11.6 / 5.3

White balance

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