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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. Comments about the durability and zoom are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the size.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, durability


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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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 (

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 (

Panasonic HDC HS80


Just an overall brilliant product.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Kylie (

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 (

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 (

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 (

Panasonic HDC HS80


simple to use

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Derek (

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: (

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8 / 10.9
Height :6.3 / 6.4
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