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Panasonic HDC-HS250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS250. 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. People are impressed by the color and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, color


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS250 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the color and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the size, while some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, color


98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-HS250-K Hard Drive High Definition Camcorder (Black)Panasonic HDC-HS250-K Hard Drive High Definition Camcorder (Black)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Panasonic HDC-HS250 review:


Panasonic's trio of top-of-the-prosumer-line HD camcorders--the flash-based HDC-TM300 , and hard-drive-based HDC-HS300 and HDC-HS250--in many ways vastly improve over older models like the HS100 and SD100 . Panasonic jettisoned most of what I disliked...

High-quality video; solid performance; broad manual feature set.

Touch screen not responsive enough

A very good prosumer HD camcorder, the Panasonic HDC-HS250 is the best deal of its product line, but has the same annoying touch-screen interface.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (

Panasonic HDC-HS250 Digital Camcorder


Panasonic has unveiled three high end and three entry level camcorders into the market. The Panasonic HDC-HS250 and HS 300 are two high end models. The new models have 120 GB hard disk that holds up to 50 hours of footage at the lowest quality...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (

Panasonic HDC-HS250K


This HDV camcorder is ideal for a beginning videographer.

Most of the controls are accessed on this device's LCD touchscreen

This Panasonic camcorder has poor low light recording capabilities

The Panasonic HDC-HS250K is an HDV camcorder that is simple to operate and will provide you with high quality images. This is a device targeted towards a beginner as it lacks a lot of higher-quality features found in other devices. However, this device...

Consumer review by: TonyK (

Awesome Camcorder


This is by far the best camcorder that I have ever purchased. It takes very clear video with hardly any noise even at low light. The only bad thing is lack of software to encode AVCHD. Highly recommended product.

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: LindaPS (

Recording memories


I was still using my big old VHS recorder I have had for years, until my daughter started High School Band. This is so much smaller to carry, and the difference in sound and picture quality is amazing. It does however, require time to learn. I tried...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Good camcorder; home theater integration could be easier


This is my first HD camcorder. I didn't buy it on Newegg, but I did end up buying a new CPU and graphics card here when I saw how much my onboard graphics choked on the 1080i files. If you want to play these AVCHD videos under Windows, check out Media...

Good set of features ; Remote control can be used instead of touch screen, especially useful for delicate shots where poking at the screen would jolt the picture ; Hard drive holds about sixteen hours of video at highest quality ; Hybrid - supports SD...

No input for external microphone ; Only supports 5.1 surround playback over HDMI when viewing directly from camera (see "other thoughts") ; Camera is panning too quickly" message appears a little more often than I'd like ; fine details in moving...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Joseph (

Great Full HD Camera


I bought a UV Lense and a wide angle lense and just WoW...amazing. I love my camera, i got it becuse my daughter is only 15 months old and i want to keep memories of her when she was a baby. Plus we are having a family get-together at the beach on this...

I love this camera, pretty much point and shot. I playback my movies on my 47 inch HDTV via HDMI cable, and the picture is just astonishing. Its got a 3MOS chips....instead of only 1 and is a lot more clear'er then the other HD Cameras, I went thru a...

It doesn't come with a Mini-hdmi cable, have to buy else where. Some people complain about the touch screen, but i dont see any problem with it. Very easy to use

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: greekgirl07 (

easy to use camcorder ”


I got this camcorder for about two weeks already. It's very easy to start operating it even without reading the manual. The touch screen feature is great! You can basically play on the touch screen and see the difference of the picture quality right on...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: (

Panasonic HDC-HS250 for movie


The HS250 offer's many of same manual features as it is more expensive for another, you access them via a button that lives in the LCD recess; it invokes manual focus, white balance, shutter, and iris. Primary operation occurs through the touch-screen...



Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: (

Panasonic HDC-HS250


The Panasonic HDC-HS250 is a high-definition camcorder with 1920 x 1080 resolution HD video recording capability with 3MOS image sensor (three 1/4.1 inch 3.05 pixel CMOS sensors) with 1.6 lux luminance for low light conditions, giving up to a total of...

High - quality video ; solid performance ; broad manual feature set

Touch screen not responsive enough

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:1.6


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:6.86


Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:10.6

Lens System

Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):44.9 - 539
Focal length range (f-f):4 - 48
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:Video Component, AV, USB, AC/DC
Lens system:Leica Dicomar
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.4
Power requirements:DC 7.2V / 9.3V
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 1.0
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):3984 x 2656


Internal storage capacity:120


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7.28

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes