4 used from £105.00

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Panasonic HX-DC1 HD Camcorder - Black (14MP Stills, 1920x1080, 5x Optical Zoom, iFrame) 3-inch LCD

4.4 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
4 used from £105.00
    This fits your .
  • Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
  • Full-HD Recording in MP4 Format
  • 14-megapixel Still Picture Recording
  • 285° rotating 3.0-inch Wide-screen LCD
  • 12x Double Range Zoom
  • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Stylish, easy-to-hold vertical design

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 8.6 x 12.1 cm ; 181 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 662 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: HX-DC1EB-K
  • ASIN: B004OR0VSQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 16 Feb. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,428 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Nikon Coolpix L23 Digital Camera Kit inc Oberon Case 4Gb SD Card - Silver



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
7
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 12 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

I purchased this camera within the last few days from Currys, who have a special offer on it at moment making Amazon look overpriced. A bit on the small side for my podgy hands, this camera is nevertheless a nice piece of kit. I am very impressed with the quality of video in good light. Sharp and clear up to the limit of it's 5X optical zoom. Quality does not appear to deteriorate at all with the digital zoom engaged but I found hard to keep a steady hand held picture at the 12X limit. The camera is very light and in my opinion would be better if it had a bit more weight. Why manufacturers make a virtue out of cameras being light in weight defeats me. It is much easier to hold a camera steady if it has a bit of weight to it.

Still photographs are passable to good but I don't think they compare favourably with those taken with a 6-8 megapixel camera equipped with a decent lens and image sensor. That being said, don't be put off. If you are out and about and want a pocket-able device to record your day, this camera will fill the bill very well.

One slightly misleading point in advertising is that you can take stills while shooting video. You can, but only at 0.3, 0.9 or 2.0 megapixels according to how you have the camera set up for video. To get good quality photos you must shoot in photo mode.

I am pleased to say the camera comes with a decent handbook of around A6 size. It covers everything, and would be easy to carry around with you should you need it. As regards importing pictures and video into your computer, it's a doddle. I take out the SD card and download the files via a card reader. From there they import easily into my video editor, Corel Video Studio.
Read more ›
8 Comments 110 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
I had a VHS-C Camcorder which was great for a while as I found it hard to operate and found it bulky, then I came across the Panasonic HX-DC1 HD Camcorder so I decided to buy it and found it easy to use and how compact the camera was easy to hold while taking videos and photos just with one hand for the small time I`ve had it, and liked the sharpness of both the video and the photos. If you are looking for a camcorder that takes clear videos and photos I would recommend this little camera.
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Agree with everything that has been said I have just ordered another battery! The only weak point with the camera.
1 Comment 36 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I bought this camcorder for my wife to use on our holiday, its small compact and easy to use. I do not like the handle style but my wife says its comfortable to use and the screen can be tilted to any angle, the picture quality is very good and the unit works well in lowlight.
Comment 27 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
As someone that loves to film videos for Youtube , when looking for a camera I was hoping I would find something that was both affordable and good quality. The Panasonic DC1 ticked all the boxes for me!

PROS

Great Quality film , 1080p HD
5 x Zoom
Great focus - picks up on detail !
Audio is good
Screen rotates so you can make sure you are in the shot if filming yourself

For images it takes really good quality 10mp stills

CONS

The only thing is , is that unless you assure the camera is focused, which can take a few seconds, the pictures will come out poorly

It is compatible with WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER, just make sure to save for a high definition display

Hope this review helps any other youtubers as I know how hard it was to find a decent camera!

I would shop around though as you can get this for £99
2 Comments 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I bought this exact same camcorder towards the end of Sept '11 from Comet, uk with a £6 voucher off @ £113 and used it for just over 4 weeks before giving it to my son as a present.

For the price bracket and it can be bought at differing prices upon shopping around, it is quite superior, I have to say.

By the way, having done a photography course and passed the exam just over 10 years ago, I know a bit about what constitutes good quality camcorders/cameras.

This camcorder has Leica lens, Leica being one of the oldest and top lens manufacturers in the world going back over a century. Panasonic formed a partnership with Leica fairly recently as it happens.

The only downsides are the 'Set' button and battery life.

The Set button is tiny and may prove difficult to manipulate for anyone with large hands/fingers. Maybe, a stylus or similar tool might assist. I just use my thumb nail and with practice got used to it in no time at all. It's a small price to pay for what you get for your money though.

The battery life could be better and instead allow for 50 to 60 mins filming perhaps. Nonetheless, carrying a spare charged battery
should help compensate.

I've just purchased a replacement model in black for myself on 8/12/11 from my Kay&Co's catalogue that I've run for decades because they sent me a whopping '£40 off voucher' for use with goods over a specific value. The price was £119 minus the £40. Quite a bargain, you'll agree.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: digital video camera

Look for similar items by category