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Panasonic HX-DC2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Panasonic HX-DC2. 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. People really like the image quality and size. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-DC2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HX-DC2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic HX-DC2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and usability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, price, image quality, zoom

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-DC2EB-H Full HD MP4 Vertical Camcorder - Gunmetal Grey (14MP, 15x Intelligent Zoom, Panorama Mode, EIS, Eye-Fi Ready, SD Card Recording,Panasonic HX-DC2EB-H Full HD MP4 Vertical Camcorder - Gunmetal Grey (14MP, 15x Intelligent Zoom, Panorama Mode, EIS, Eye-Fi Ready, SD Card Recording,

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HX-DC2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic HX-DC2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and zoom are generally positive. The size and usability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, size, zoom, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Hx-Dc2 High Definition Camcorder - Slate GreyPanasonic Hx-Dc2 High Definition Camcorder - Slate Grey

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-DC2

 

This a replacement for a Sanyo VPC-CG10 which I was very happy with and used it on several overseas trips both as a Video and still camera. With the the HX-DC2. I can still use both the same battery and SD card with this Camcorder.I think the HX-DC2...

None up to now

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: James (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-DC2

 

Ease of use

Battery life

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: doreen (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-DC2

 

So easy to use,small easy to carry around, wish I had one like this years ago

Could do with a longer battery life, but have bought another battery ; to solve

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: thirdrepublic (play.com)

Smart little Camera

 

This camera is great if you want a small pocket sized camera to take around with you. The image quality is good and the colours are balanced though the still images and panoramic images are lacking.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-DC2

 

Compact and easy to handle when filming

Battery life is slightly disappointing ; Not as easy to operate as a traditional camcorder

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Ray (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-DC2

 

The weight- it is light to carry around. You can flip the screen for self recording

Poor image and video quality.The HDR function never works and crashes the cam.Incredible short battery life. Waste of money just like the TA2. My advice is: look for the TA1 - better value and quality with that cam. The DC2 is a real let down. I could...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Tehseen (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-DC2

 

Excellent Camera. Quality is great. Easy to use. From opening to the box to using it took 5mins

Battery life isnt great. So you will have to keep the charger with you

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Soumik Chatterjee (flipkart.com)

Confused

 

This is 15x or 5x zoom??? On the product it's written 15 but on flipkart it's 5. Help please. Thanks in advance................................................................................................................................

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: vipin aswal (flipkart.com)

panasonic hx dc-2

 

woooooo.....amzing camcorder with attractive design by panasonic...it is just amazing...i have been since july 2012... it good for HD recording.......thanks to flipkart.com....always delivered before the expected date.....thanks to u.........

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Prasenjit Sany... (flipkart.com)

HX-DC2

 

I loved the features of the camcorder, but wondering what is the basic difference between a pure hd camcorder without fixed focus featues. Looking forward to but this product for its varsatile features only! If you have already used it, please post...

Sep, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:actioncam / Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:4
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / White

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230400

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):11.9
Effective megapixels (movie):11.9
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.33
Sensor Type:MOS
Total MegaPixels:14.4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40 - 240
Focal length range (f-f):6.8 - 34
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.7
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):19.9 / 48.5
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.99 / 4
Optical Zoom:5

Other features

AV output:1
Power consumption (typical):4

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer VE2.0
Cables included:AC, AV, USB / USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/1500
Shutter speed (video):1/30 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4352 x 3264
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1440,2560 x 1920,4352 x 2448,4352 x 3264

Storage

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

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 480p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.81
Height :12.1
Weight:162 / 180
Width:8.62

White balance

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