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Panasonic HC-X800

Panasonic HC-X800

Verdict

Another superb camcorder from Panasonic, but it won't hit the A-List while last year's models are still on the market

Review Date: 20 Feb 2012

Price when reviewed: £558

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Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Comparison

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Panasonic HC-X800

Panasonic HC-X800

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Details
Part Code HC-X800 MHS-TS20K
Review Date 20 Feb 2012 13 May 2011
Price ex VAT £558 £141
Price inc VAT £670 £169
Performance 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Value for Money 4 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Specifications
Camcorder HD standard 1080p 1080p
Camcorder maximum video resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Camera megapixel rating 14.7mp 12.8mp
Camcorder recording format AVCHD MPEG-4
Accessory shoe? no no
Camera optical zoom range 12x N/A
Camera optical image stabilisation yes no
Electronic image stabilisation? yes yes
Screen size 3.0in 3.0in
Touchscreen no yes
Viewfinder? no no
Built-in flash? yes no
Light? yes no
Number of sensors 3 1
Audio
Internal mic type Stereo mono
External mic socket? no no
Quoted battery life 160mins
Dimensions
Dimensions width 63 52
Dimensions depth 134 15
Dimensions height 68 107
Dimensions 63 x 134 x 68mm (WDH) 52.2 x 15 x 107.3mm (WDH)
Weight 345g 125g
Storage
Integrated memory 0.0GB 8.0GB
Camcorder internal storage type N/A Flash memory
Memory card support SDXC N/A
Outputs
Data connection USB USB
Composite video output? yes no
Component video output? yes no
Accessories
Remote control? no no
Dock? no no
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