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Panasonic V100 Full HD 1920 x 1080 Camcorder - Black (42x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Power OIS, Face Recognition) 2.7 inch LCD

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  • Extra-Wide 32.5mm Lens (F1.8)
  • 50x i.Zoom (38x Optical)
  • 2.7 inch LCD (230k Resolution)
  • 2.1 Channel Zoom MIC with Noise Wind Cancelling
  • 2.1MP Still Picture

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Product details

Colour Name: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 11.3 x 5.2 cm ; 181 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 680 g
  • Batteries 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: HC-V100EB-K
  • ASIN: B006T9JI22
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Jan. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,526 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Colour Name: Black

Product Description

Intermediate HD Camcorder HC-V100 with lightweight & compact design, providing Intelligent 42x Zoom and 165 minutes recording time*

Manufacturer's Description

Intermediate HD Camcorder HC-V100 with lightweight & compact design, providing Intelligent 42x Zoom and 165 minutes recording time*

The HC-V100 enable ultra-telephoto 42x zoom shooting with a compact body. They use an Intelligent Zoom that employs super-high resolution technology, the Image Processing LSI, and offer ultra-telephoto Intelligent Zoom shooting to exceed the magnification range of the ordinary optical zoom. The new models can capture beautiful pictures beyond the ordinary 34x optical zoom and up to a high-powered 42x zoom. This powerful zoom brings faraway subjects right up close to capture dynamic images that fill the entire frame.

The HC-V100 is equipped with a high-quality optical hand-shake compensation function essential for compact, lightweight camcorders. The POWER O.I.S. suppresses hand-shake without degrading the image quality. The O.I.S. also features an Active mode to assure clear, beautiful images across the entire range from wide-angle to telephoto. Because it is an optical system, it causes no image degradation. As a result, the original image quality captured by the lens remains intact, all the way from wide-angle to powerful zoom.

The HC-V100 has achieved low power consumption, allowing it to record continuously for up to 165 minutes.* This allows the user to continue recording without worrying about the remaining battery power. It's especially convenient and reassuring when it's difficult to charge the battery, such as on a trip or in outdoor shooting. * 165 minutes of recording time with a fully charged battery (HA mode) in PAL areas.

The 32.5mm wide-angle* on the V100 Series fits more people and more of the background into the frame than conventional models. Ideal for shooting in small spaces or for capturing a subject together with the backbround. * 35mm camera equivalent.

The iA function automatically selects the most suitable shooting mode at the press of a button. The iA function consists of four functions: POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection and Intelligent Contrast Control.


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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By A Moreton on 16 Aug. 2012
Colour Name: Black
This is a very compact traditional shape camcorder. People with very large hands may find the controls a bit difficult to operate. The controls are very simple: at the front a manual lens cover lever; on top a zoom lever and shutter button for still pictures (no flash); on the back a record button and a record/replay slider. On the side is an auto/manual button, an image stabiliser button and a power button. On the left side of the flip-out display is a menu button, four-way controller buttons and an enter button. There is a standard tripod socket on the bottom which should work with almost any video or still camera tripod.

In iA (intelligent auto) mode the camera will set everything for you. Alternatively you can use the preset scene modes (portrait, snow, blue sky, fireworks, night time, low light, scenery, sunset, spotlight and fast action). You can also use the camera in manual mode which allows manual selection of iris, shutter, backlight compensation, intelligent contrast, white balance (presets and manual) and other settings. It has many other features such as smooth skin, tele macro, colour night view and face detection.

The zoom range is very impressive, and the lens goes wider than many other camcorders which is useful for indoor use and also gives impact to landscapes. The zoom works smoothly and the optical image stabilisation is very effective.

The stereo microphones can pick up some wind noise, but this happens on most camcorders. You can stick a strip of man-made fur (not supplied) over the microphones to reduce the wind noise.

The video is captured at 50i from a 1.3 megapixel sensor. The colour balance is slightly cool, but not excessively so.
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By The_Yid on 1 July 2012
Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased this camcorder with great anticipation. The quality is absolutely flawless. The detail that you can go into with the 42x intel zoom is incredible. Some other camcorders when they zoom tend to lose some quality however with this camcorder its absolutely perfect quality as if you were stood next to it looking at it even though your a good 60/70 metres away. Now your probably thinking that it sounds amazing why have you put a 4 star review? I put 4 stars because of the audio quality of the camera. If you are looking to record things whilst you are stood behind talking or withing a 1/2 metre radius of the camcorder then this is perfect for you.. However if you are looking to get good audio quality within a 3/5 metre radius then you are barely heard. This camcorder picks up a LOT of background noise and needs a upgraded audio microphone. I don't believe you can add another microphone onto the camcorder as an extension? However.. the visual quality 5* but the audio quality is well below par.. 3* and battery life when fully charged is of around 2/3 hours recording :)
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Shopper Bob on 15 Jun. 2012
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After MUCH research,it was a toss up between this one and a Sony . I decided on this Camcorder partly because it was to replace my older Panasonic Camcorder, which had given magnificent service. This one is light, yet solid feeling, and operates extremely easily.The instructions are clear and concise, which is so important, when "playing with a new toy"!Having used it for a family BBQ, I can say that it was able to handle indoor and outdoor scenes perfectly. producing great, sharp footage. I did edit out a few dodgy clips on the camera itself, which took a while to grasp exactly what was needed, but the Menu functions used for all processes are pretty well self explanatory. I also installed the Software on my PC, and used the BBQ footage to edit out a few shots of the Decking! This was great fun to use, although once again it took me a bit of trial and error to master. The end results "burned" to a DVD, and then watched on my HD TV were outstanding.
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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Lemon on 18 Jun. 2012
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I purchased this from Amazon full of hope that a brand new onto the market camcorder from Panasonic would meet all my requirements. Initially, I was very pleased with the product. It is very light and easy to handle. The four way controls took only a few minutes to get used to and because it is not a top of the range product it only has basic functions for everyday simple use. Just what I wanted.
The major issue I had was on playback. Viewing through the camcorder screen the images from one transition to the other were not smooth at all. In fact there was a consistent pronounced jump from one frame to another. This was further spoilt by the picture regularly freezing for 2-3 seconds between shots. Viewing the video back through the TV (using a mini HDMI cable) did not improve matters and made the watching experience into a farce. I also tried to transfer video onto HD Pinnacle Studio 14. This was also very poor quality with the sequencing issues carried onto the programme. If Pinnacle were asked to render the product in "make movie" mode I suspect the whole thing would have crashed.
I am now looking for a replacement.......
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I have had this camera for a couple of weeks. I am very pleased with the quality of the video indoors and out. I haven't tried out extremes such as low light or fast moving subjects. I read through the reviews before buying, and noted that some reviews described the controls are small and fiddly. Well, it is a small camera. I didn't find them particularly difficult to use. There are a bewildering number of options, but you get good results when using the auto setting. Another reviewer mentioned that it wasn't clear what class of SD card is required - The answer is class 4 or higher for SD and SDHC. Panasonic have a web page to explain some features of SDXC memory as it is relatively new, and not everything is fully compatible.

I found that wind noise was a problem when the camera is used outdoors. I have a much older JVC camcorder which I used at the same time and it didn't seem to suffer from wind noise as much.

One big problem I have - I found the enclosed editing software terrible to use, but I later found that I need a much more powerful computer - the minimum spec is an Intel Core 2 Quad 2.6GHz CPU. It is written in small print on the box, but that's no help when buying mail order. There aren't many alternative programs which can edit the AVCHD format, either.
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