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Panasonic HC-W570

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Panasonic HC-W570. 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 really like the portability and image quality. The zoom and price are also appreciated, but the battery and durability get critical opinions.

usability, price, zoom, image quality, portability

durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-W570 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HC-W570

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Panasonic HC-W570 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical views about the durability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

durability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W570EB-K Full HD Camcorder with Twin Camera (50x Optical Zoom)Panasonic HC-W570EB-K Full HD Camcorder with Twin Camera (50x Optical Zoom)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HC-W570

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic HC-W570 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 reliability and size. The zoom and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the portability. Opinions are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, zoom, size, reliability

portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HC-W570 HD Camcorder with Built-in Twin Video CameraPanasonic HC-W570 HD Camcorder with Built-in Twin Video Camera

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HC-W570

 

At first glance, the Panasonic HC-W570 is a relatively low-end camcorder, but appearances can be deceiving. Although the core specifications are entry-level, the camera allies them with a number of features from higher-end models.

Second "Twin Camera" lens ; Optical image stabilisation ; WiFi connectivity

Small CMOS sensor ; No slow-motion shooting

With optical image stabilisation, Wi-Fi, and the selfie-orientated secondary lens, the Panasonic HC-W570 offers an excellent range of features for the money.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic HC-W570 Twin Camera

 

Panasonic HC-W570 Wireless Twin Camera : Panasonic is excited to present the Wireless Twin Camera, allowing the user to utilize their Wi-Fi capable smartphone or tablet as the sub camera. With a range of approx 50' from the camcorder this allows...

The Narration Mode emphasizes the camera user’s voice so that crisp and clear commentary can be added to the movie without the interference of background noise. This sub camera allows you to shoot different angles capturing two scene simultaneously and...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Panasonic Camcorder HC-W570

 

With digital cameras being able to capture video it's been a while since I have cast my eye over a Camcorder. This was quite a revelation, it should not have been as digital cameras have evolved so have Camcorders and this one can even capture PIP.

The Panasonic HC-W570 camcorder measures 12.5x5.5x6cm and weights 306grams. It is called a twin camera and that is what it is. The normal lens at the front and a further lens at the far-left-edge of the TFT screen. It seems strange and it can be used...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: RD (bhphotovideo.com)

Good video quality but poor audio.

 

The video was very good on this camera but the audio was not suitable for my purpose and there is not external mic plug in.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: madmama96 (panasonic.com)

Awesome camera!

 

" LOVE my new camcorder, it automatically replaced all of my other cameras once I started using/playing with it! "

Compact , Convenient , Easy to use

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Cnote3030 (panasonic.com)

Best Video quality, poor manual controls and app

 

" This is one of the best cameras for shooting good action videos with. Its got the best quality video in its class and hands down the best auto focus. Its very fast at finding and focusing. Secondary camera is unnecary.I don't understand what it can...

Durable , Easy to use

wifi shooting app is bad , manual controls are bad.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Bentwatertrail (bhphotovideo.com)

Panasonic HC-W570 Camcorder - Great Value !

 

Very reasonable price for the feature set. I have already used it to record an inspection of the inside of my sewer lines. Just looked over their shoulder and got it all from their monitor.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: CMU26 (bhphotovideo.com)

small body, large viewing area and great video quality.

 

Takes great video. Super easy functions. Only Negative is the sounds quality is not great.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: nja753 (panasonic.com)

Very happy!

 

" I like how easy this camcorder is to use. Quality of videos are excellent. I didn't even have to read the manual to understand how to use the basic functions. I'm sure I will for more involved projects though. I love being able to take still photos...

Exceeded expectations , Convenient , Easy to use , good quality video

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (panasonic.com)

Good camera

 

" I like this camera, the quality of the motion and still pictures are great. "

Convenient

May, 2015
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:1940
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:1940

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:4
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black / White

Display

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

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:150
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):28 - 1740
Focal length range (f-f):2.06 - 103
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Maximum aperture number:4.2
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:50

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.04 - 0.000125
Shutter speed (photo):0.5 - 0.0005

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4224 x 2376
Still image resolution(s):4224 x 2376, 1920 x 1080, 3408 x 2272, 1728 x 1152, 3136 x 2352, 640 x 480 / [16:9] 10 MP (4224 x 2376), 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)/[3:2] 7.7 MP (3408 x 2272), 2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)/[4:3] 7.4 MP (3136 x 2352), 0.3 MP (640 x 480)

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 6
Height :6.2
Weight:266
Width:12.9 / 6

White balance

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