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Panasonic HC-X800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Panasonic HC-X800. 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 zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the battery. There are some less positive views about the memory and size.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

size, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-X800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic HC-X800 from 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 Reviews about the battery and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic X800 Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (3MOS Sensor, 23x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Leica Dicomar Lens, and MaPanasonic X800 Full HD 1920 x 1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder - Black (3MOS Sensor, 23x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Leica Dicomar Lens, and Ma

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: James Morris (

Panasonic HC-X800


The Panasonic HC-X800 shoots great video, but it loses a lot of the features that made the X900 so brilliant.

Excellent image quality ; Great optical image stabilisation ; Lots of manual settings

Manual controls only available from menus ; Loses enthusiast features of X900

The standard optical zoom is 12x, but there's an Intelligent Zoom option that boosts this to 23x, using some of the spare sensor pixels so resolution isn't reduced. Image stabilisation comes in the form of Panasonic's excellent Hybrid OIS . This...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (

Panasonic HC-X800 review


A great-value alternative to the HC-X900 if you don't need a viewfinder or mic input

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Joel (

Panasonic HC-X800


Video Quality is top notch.The sound is also very clear and the microphone picks up everything.It had a pretty good wide angle with 3MOS sensor

Battery life is poor.Will hardly last few hours.Should include an external mic input

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Stuart (

Panasonic HC-X800


easy to use

large heavy battery

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Max (

Panasonic HC-X800


picture quality and not to complicated to use

comes with no memory card and these are quite expensive ; battery life on full hd not that long but there is an alternative battery that gives a longer life

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: ben (

Panasonic HC-X800


easy to use, fantastic picture qualiity

when recording in 1080p you must use a big memory card, eg/ 32gb

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: B (

Panasonic HC-X800


Easy to use even for the inexperienced. Picture quality excellent

Too pricey

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: William (

Panasonic HC-X800


Video picture quality looks good, photo detail excellent ; Easy to use with full auto ; Video file format works well with third party software

Non so far

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: William (

Panasonic HC-X800




May, 2012

Consumer review by: Sachin (

Panasonic HC-X800


All good

Nathing on it

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:1250
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2


3D: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR


Colour of product:Black


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


Built-in Flash: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):7.11
Effective megapixels (movie):6.57
Number of CCDs:3
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:9.15

Lens System

Digital Zoom:700
Filter Size:4.9
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 369.8
Focal length range (f-f):2.84 - 34.1
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):37.2
Minimum aperture number:1.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.98
Optical Zoom:12


Bluetooth: No

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Wireless Connection: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 4.1
Cables included:AC, AV, USB
Lens hood: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Maximum image resolution:5120 x 2880
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1920 x 1080,3200 x 1800,3600 x 2400,3840 x 2160,5120 x 2880 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,3600 x 2400,3840 x 2160,5120 x 2880


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.2
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 540p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MP4 / AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.8

White balance

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