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Panasonic HDC-HS80 Full HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Panasonic HDC-HS80 Full HD. 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 durability and zoom. The image quality and portability also get good comments. There are some critical opinions about the size.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, durability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HDC-HS80 Full HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS80

 

The Panasonic HDC-HS80 measures just 60mm x 64mm x 109mm (W/H/D) and weighs a minute 265g. The camera records full 1080p video at an impressive 50 frames per second. Featuring a 120GB hard drive, the HDC-HS80 allows you to record up to 20 hours of...

If you are looking to upgrade your old camcorder, you won’t find much better at this price range. The HDC-HS80 is small and has more features than you can shake a stick at. The lack of advanced manual controls may put some off, but for 90% of home...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

It is a very compact camera, easy to put even in a handbag. Image quality is very good. I managed to drop it soon after going on holiday, but thankfully seems robust enough to take the knock. All in all, I'm very pleased with it after three weeks of...

I have a relatively big hand and its small size can be awkward. The strap has limited adjustment. Wind noise can be an issue, but probably no more than any other camera.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Gunter (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

Just an overall brilliant product.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Kylie (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

Love it all very good.

just as with all cameras more batery life would be useful

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: john (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

very good zoom 42 x and the internal 120 gig hard drives means many hours of film storage and pictures !!! with the £50 panasonic cash back offer its a real bargin !!! i have an older panasonic camcorder 4 years old now, and must say this new camcorder...

none a real bargin with the £50 cash back as well !!!

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Terry (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

easy to use

after going through the menu and setting it all up to my liking. i found that when i turnd it off i lost all the settings .my old jvc was about 8 years old and a lot better

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

simple to use

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Derek (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HDC HS80

 

Excellent picture quality and light weight.

3mp camera but if you want to take photos use a camera.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Panasonic HDC-HS80K HD Digital Camcorder with 33.7mm Wide-Angle Lens, 37x Optical Zoom, 42x Intelligent Zoom, 120GB, Hybrid O.I.S Active Mode, Black

 

These are my impressions:1. Very compact and almost fits into the palm of my hand.2. It's amazing how close it zooms in and how little hand-shake there is. Of course, at maximum zoom it get more difficult to control the shake.3. The audio recording is...

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Movie
Minimum illumination:1 / 7
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / ENG, ESP, FRE

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.12 / 1.3
Effective megapixels (movie):1.10 / 1.30
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:1.5 / 1.50

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):33.7 - 1240 / 38.1 - 1298
Focal length range (f-f):2.38 - 81
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital / HYBRID / Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):140.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.37
Optical Zoom:34 / 50

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4
Auto Focus: Yes
Flash:1 / Y
Internal Memory:122880
Power consumption (typical):7.7

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer AE 3.0
Cables included:AC, AV, USB / AC, USB
Lens hood: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/25-1/8000 / 1/30 - 1/8000 / 1/60-1/8000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2304 x 1296
Still image resolution(s):2064 x 1376 / 640 x 480,1856 x 1392,1920 x 1080,2064 x 1376,2304 x 1296 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:HDD / HDD, Memory card / Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:120
Internal storage capacity:120
Maximum memory card size:120
Memory slots:1

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i / 1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080 / 960 x 540

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8 / 10.9
Height :6.3 / 6.4
Weight:265
Width:6 / 6.4

White balance

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