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Panasonic HDC-HS60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS60. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and price. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and battery get less positive reviews.

usability, image quality, portability, price, zoom

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS60 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and size. The zoom and image quality also get good feedback, but the battery and price get mixed views.

usability, image quality, zoom, size, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HS60 Full HD Camcorder With 120GB HDD, X35 Intelligent Zoom, X25 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + Face Recognition - BlackPanasonic HS60 Full HD Camcorder With 120GB HDD, X35 Intelligent Zoom, X25 Optical Zoom, Wide Angle Lens, iA + Face Recognition - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS60 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas the battery and reliability get less positive comments.

usability, portability, image quality, price, durability

reliability, battery

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HDC-TM60 Camcorder (Black)Panasonic HDC-TM60 Camcorder (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Rob Hull (techradar.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

Compact Full HD camcorder offering over 50 hours of movie storage

Compact and light ; Great wide-angle lens 120GB HDD ; Crisp, sharp footage ; 25x optical zoom

Feeble video light ; No YouTube-style upload ; Touchscreen can be unresponsive ; No headphone/mic socket ; Only 5MP stills

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is a brand new full HD camcorder which packs internal storage galore as well as many other nifty features.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

Panny's latest mid-range shooter packs a 120GB hard drive and Full HD recording. But does it live up to the specs?

Not the world’s most stylish camcorder, but one of the best mid-range performers we’ve seen

Mar, 2010

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Chris Jager, (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is the first of a new generation of flash memory-based camcorders.

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (techworld.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 review

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 is the first of a new generation of flash memory-based camcorders.

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 Full HD camcorder

 

A Full HD Panasonic camcorder with a 120GB HDD and SDXC memory card support

Great value for money, 120GB hard drive, excellent video quality, supports crazy-capacity SDXC cards

Lacking in bells and whistles, no external microphone jack

The Panasonic HDC-HS60 may lack in-depth manual modes and superfluous gimmicks, but it makes up for it via excellent image quality and a price that is hard to beat. Highly recommended.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic HDC 60 review: Panasonic HDC 60

 

Manual shutter-speed and iris controls; comfortable size; smarter-than-average autofocus; lens focuses relatively closely; decent battery life.

Soft video; cramped, low-resolution touch screen.

Panasonic's quartet of entry-level HD camcorders--the HDC-HS60, TM60, TM55, and SD60--delivers a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for their class. As long as you don't pay list price, the SD60 is a great...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60 Camcorder Review

 

The HDC-HS60 is part of Panasonic's new crop of mid-range camcorders for 2010. It boasts a 1/4.1-inch CMOS sensor, 25x optical zoom lens, and 120GB internal hard drive. The camcorder impressed us with its strong performance, but we expect a lot of good...

Panasonic definitely impressed us with the improvements it made with the HDC-HS60 (MSRP $699.95). The camcorder was a much stronger performer than Panasonic's crop of mid-range models from last year, and it often matched or exceeded the performance of...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (washingtonpost.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

Panasonic welcomed a new crop of mid-range HD camcorders this year, one of which is the HDC-HS60. The HS60 is a Full HD camcorder that records to a 120GB internal hard drive or to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The camcorder also has a 25x optical zoom,...

While the HDC-HS60 is not a top-of-the-line model, it still has an extensive amount of manual controls and very good video quality to boot. The camcorder is pretty compact, but it's definitely not too small-so it should appeal to people that are used...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

A strong performer, but we expect stiff competition this year

Good color & noise results; Good motion & sharpness; Plenty of manual controls

Touchscreen can be annoying

Panasonic definitely impressed us with the improvements it made with the HDC-HS60 (MSRP $699.95). The camcorder was a much stronger performer than Panasonic’s crop of mid-range models from last year, and it often matched or exceeded the performance of...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Ollie (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS60

 

It's compact, has tones of storage, fantastic image quality and the image stabiliser function works surprisingly well!

There aren't many downsides to this camera technically but I would say that the battery sticks out from the back of the camera a little too much, which is a shame because everywhere else the camera is so neat and compact.

Mar, 2011
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Product Specifications

The hybrid-type HS60 records onto its 120GB HDD and an SDXC, SDHC, or SD memory card. The HS60 employs intelligent resolution technology and is equipped with crystal engine pro, which helps to record extremely clear, crisp motion images that exceed even Full-HD 1920 x 1080-pixel images in quality. It eliminates the color smear that tends to occur at subject edges and renders sharp, beautiful images. Advances in the imaging engine also provide Full-HD 1920 x 1080-pixel recording in all recording modes, including HE mode. The O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which uses gyrosensors to detect hand-shake and moves a corrective lens to adjust the optical axis and eliminate blurring, has further evolved. While the conventional O.I.S. system could not sufficiently eliminate low-frequency hand-shake, the power O.I.S. is able to correct it about five times more effectively. The O.I.S. also features an Active mode to assure clear, beautiful images across the entire range from wide angle to telephoto. The wide-angle lens is especially convenient for recording indoors or in tight spaces. It makes it possible to shoot at a close distance from the subject while fitting both the subject and the surrounding area into the frame. This has the added benefit of allowing the voice of the subject to be clearly recorded, which is an important element in video recordings. The lens captures beautiful images of wide landscapes and allows large groups of people to fit into the frame. The iA function includes face recognition feature that recognizes the faces of previously registered subjects, and automatically optimizes the focus and exposure for those special people. It continues to track the subject as he or she moves anywhere within the LCD frame, making it ideal for video shooting. It is extremely useful for capturing someone's face in a group. Names can also be registered and displayed on the LCD while shooting. A total of six people can be registered, and up to three people at a time can be detected when shooting.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DC3.6V / 5.0V

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:1

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDXC Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.2cm
Height:6.6cm
Weight:327g
Width:5.5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Sports mode / Night scene / Low light / Fireworks / Scenery / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Spotlight / Sunset / Beach / Snow

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HDC-HS60EB-K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:3.32

Lens System

Focal length (35mm film equivalent):35.7 - 893
Focal length range (f-f):3.02 - 75.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.3
Max Focal Length:75.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.02mm
Optical Zoom:25
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.32Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.11Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.32Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.2 mm ( 1/4.1" )
Optical Sensor Type:MOS
Sensor Qty:1MOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (POWER O.I.S.)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:AV multi
Lens focal range:F1.8(WIDE)/3.3(TELE)
Lens system:Panasonic
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.7

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HD Writer AE 2.0

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25 - 1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:120

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:1500
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Hard disc drive / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2
Height :6.55
Weight:327
Width:5.45

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes