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Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder

B&H # PAHCV100MK MFR # HC-V100MK
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Product Highlights

  • Shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080/60i Video
  • Capture 2.1MP Images While Recording
  • High-Sensitivity 1.5MP 1/5.8" MOS Sensor
  • Built-In 16GB Memory & SD Card Slot
  • Wide-Angle 32.5mm Panasonic Lens
  • Wide 2.7" LCD Monitor (230,400 Dots)
  • Intelligent 42x Zoom & 34x Optical Zoom
  • Power O.I.S. with Active Mode
  • Mini (Type-C) HDMI Output & USB 2.0 Port
  • Color Night View, Low Light & Scene Mode
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The Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder is capable of shooting 1920 x 1080/60i high-definition video using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. It's also capable of shooting digital still JPEG images in a range of resolutions and megapixels. You can record your footage to the camcorder's 16GB built-in flash memory or to its SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot, which can support up to 64GB memory cards. The HC-V100M features a convenient 2.7" LCD display monitor with control features for recording and playback. It also features a mini HDMI output for playing back footage in Full HD on your compatible HDTV.

The HC-V100M has a high sensitivity MOS image sensor, interlaced recording ability at 60 frames per second (fps) and progressive recording ability at 960 x 540 resolution (30 fps). The camcorder also has a lengthy list of shot-enhancing and flexibility-furthering features. This list includes Power Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) with Active Mode, 34x Optical Zoom, 42x Intelligent Zoom and 32.5mm wide-angle Panasonic lens. It's also equipped with 2.1 megapixel still image capture while recording and iA (Intelligent Auto). With recording features like this, you'll be able to produce beautiful HD images/videos with incredible color, detail and flowing beauty.

When you're done shooting and ready to edit, the HC-V100M comes with the HD Writer LE 1.1 (Windows only) software for editing, archiving and sharing your footage. It offers help for uploading to social media sites like YouTube and Facebook. Plus, when you're ready, the mini-HDMI port provides an uncompressed, Full HD video and audio link to your HDTV. Using the HDMI interface also ensures that the cameras two-channel AAC or Dolby Digital audio is transferred to your home theater surround sound, giving you high-definition audio to match your HD video. You can even burn your footage to DVD or Blu-ray by purchasing the proper DVD or Blu-ray Disc writer.

Beautiful Zoom Shots with 42x Intelligent Zoom
The HC-V100M features an Intelligent Zoom function that goes all the way up to 42x. When using Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Resolution technology lets you shoot at high zoom rates while preserving the image resolution. You get sharp images of highly detailed objects - without the blurry edges. Plus, the camcorder features a 34x Optical Zoom
Power O.I.S. with Active Mode
Power O.I.S. with Active Mode lets you get beautiful images with minimal blurring even while you're moving, shooting and holding the camcorder in your hands. Plus, you get images with minimal blurring even when shooting with an unstable posture, such as bending over or kneeling down
High Sensitivity Sensor
The HC-V100M's high sensitivity MOS sensor features a higher level of sensitivity than conventional sensors, which makes dark scenes brighter and more beautiful. This camcorder is ideal for shooting indoors, at parties and in other low light situations. The HC-V100M will greatly increases your shooting opportunities
High-Quality 32.5mm Wide-Angle Panasonic Lens
The 32.5mm wide-angle lens allows you to fit more people and more of the background into the frame than conventional models. This is especially handy when you want to take a group photo in a small room. It fits your subjects in even when you shoot from up close. Plus, it makes it possible to pick up even small sounds with the mic
Simultaneous 2.1 Megapixel Still Picture Recording
The HC-V100M can capture 2.1 megapixel still images while simultaneously shooting video. Plus, when playing back the videos you shot, you can cut out 2.1 megapixel still images of any scene you want
Record for Approximately 155 Minutes on Each Charge
The HC-V100M utilizes low power consumption, which allows it to record continuously for up to 155 minutes. This means you can 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 when shooting outdoors
iA (Intelligent Auto)
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images with little effort on your part
Quick Start (0.6 Seconds)
To use the Quick Start mode, simply flip open the LCD and you're ready to shoot in just 0.6 seconds. When Eco-Mode is also used, the power turns off whenever the camcorder has not been operated for five minutes. This reduces wasted power consumption and enables a longer battery life
Ideal for Mac & PC Users
The HC-V100M lets you record videos in the iFrame format. With iFrame, the video in your camera is the same format you'll edit, so it's fast to import and fast to edit with the compatible video editing software. iFrame is based on standards, so it works with a number of applications, including iMovie
Transferring, Editing, Uploading & Sharing
After shooting in iFrame, transfer data quickly to your computer via USB 2.0. Then, go straight to editing with either Panasonic's Windows editing software or iMovie for Mac (sold separately). After editing and archiving, upload your home movies and share on YouTube and Facebook. Plus, you can enjoy your footage on any portable mobile device with network access
World Time (Easy Time Setting)
Handy for travelers, this function makes it easy to set the camcorder time when you cross time zones and again when you return home. Simply select your destination from the displayed map and the camcorder is automatically set for that time zone. The time for two different places can be set - such as home and destination - and you can switch between the times by simply pressing a button
Scene Mode
Automatically selects the most suitable shutter speed and aperture for the shooting location and situation. Choose from scene modes like Sports, Portrait, Low Light (motion image only), Spot Light, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Scenery, Night Scenery and Night Portrait (still image only)
Color Night Rec/Color Night View
Color Night Rec and Color Night View deliver images with color, even in dim lighting
Pre-Rec Function
This smart function records three seconds of images even before you actually begin shooting. The images are held temporarily in the camcorder's internal memory, before recording begins
AGS (Auto Ground-Directional Standby)
The O.I.S. linear motor system can detect when the camera is in an unusual shooting position - such as when you've inadvertently left it on in recording mode. In these cases, the camera automatically stops recording, saving both battery power and media storage space
HDMI Interface
You can quickly connect your HD camcorder to an HDTV using the HDMI interface. It allows you to use a single cable to playback your videos in high-definition
VIERA Link
Connect your HD camcorder to a VIERA or compatible Blu-ray Disc player via an HDMI mini cable and you can control both units in synchronized operation with a single remote control. This kind of simple, easy operation makes it enjoyable to view your recordings
Playback with SD Card
Just slip the SD card from your camcorder into the SD card slot on your VIERA TV or Blu-ray Disc player and you're ready to view your Full-HD moving images
HD Writer LE 1.1 Editing/Archiving Software
HD Writer LE 1.1 software, included with the camcorder, makes it easy to play or edit videos on your PC and have more fun when the shooting's done
Importing Data
When the camcorder is connected to a PC, the software automatically starts up. Importing data takes only a few clicks of the mouse
Easy YouTube & Facebook Uploading
The videos you've recorded are easily uploaded to YouTube or Facebook in their original high quality format. Plus, HD Writer LE 1.1 lets you share your videos worldwide
Editing
It's easy to add titles, rearrange scenes, provide transition effects and edit images in single frame units
Archiving
Make a copy either in the original high-definition AVCHD format or in the standard-definition DVD-Video (MPEG-2) format
Camera
Sensor 1.5 Megapixel 1/5.8" 1
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High-Sensitivity MOS Sensor

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Optics
Lens 2.38 - 81 mm
f/1.8 - 4.0 2
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Wide-Angle 32.5mm Panasonic Lens

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Zoom Optical: 34x
Intelligent (Optical): 42x 3
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Intelligent Zoom Off (37x)

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Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 16GB Video/Image
SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64GB Video/Image
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
High Definition
iFrame
960 x 540p / 30 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
JPEG: 1.3 Megapixel
JPEG: 1.12 Megapixel
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo 4
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AAC (Dolby Digital 2-Channel)

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Display
Display Type LCD 5
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(230,400 dots)

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Touchscreen No
Screen Size 2.7" 6
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(6.86cm)

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2nd Display
Projector
Features
Image Stabilization Optical 7
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Power O.I.S. with Active Mode

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Lux 1400 (Standard Illumination)
4 (1/30, Low Light, Scene Mode)
1 (Color Night View)
Built-in Mic Yes 8
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2-Channel Stereo Microphone

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Built-in Speaker Yes 9
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Dynamic Type

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Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
1x A/V Multi-Cable
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
General
Languages English
Spanish 10
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On-Screen Display Languages

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System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
    7
11
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HD Writer LE 1.1 Software Only

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Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6-5.0VDC, 1790mAh
Power Adapter 5.0-VDC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.0 x 2.3 x 4.4" / 5.2 x 6.0 x 11.2 cm
Weight 6.46 oz / 183 g Without Battery or SD Card
Note: Power Consumption Recording Maximum: 5.7W / Power Consumption Charging: 7.7W
Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder
  • HD Writer LE 1.1 Bundled Software
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AV Multi Cable
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Panasonic16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder
     
    4.2

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (25)
    • Easy to use (22)
    • Image stabilization (16)
    • Great picture quality (12)
    • Great sound (7)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (6)
    • No external mic input (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (15)
    • HD shooting (11)
    • Travel (11)
    • Movies/short films (6)
    • Weddings (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (14), Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great all around Camcorder

    After a ton of research, I decided on purchasing this little gem as I was NOT impressed with Canon's battery life!!! This camcorder is amazing. The zoom feature is spectacular, and it...Read complete review

    After a ton of research, I decided on purchasing this little gem as I was NOT impressed with Canon's battery life!!! This camcorder is amazing. The zoom feature is spectacular, and it provides a number of features that some of the higher end camcorders do. I simply LOVE this camcorder and am very pleased with my purchase. AND...the batterly life is awesome with ours. We get over 3 hours of recording before we charge it (vs. canon's 20 minutes on the original battery, are you JOKING!!!). Besides the manual shutter you have to open by hand each time (which I actually like), this thing does everything.

    The image quality is great too. I played it on my LED TV and the video is crisp and awesome. I bought mine through B & H Video Pro Audio, who had the cheapest price and got me the camera FAST. I recommend them. I haven't had to use their customer service, so can't help you there but I will definitely buy from them again.

    The camera is smaller than I thought. I have big hands and it fits in my palm!!! Ya, its only the length of my hand. Small, compact, but takes AMAZING video, AND pictures. We use ours as a camera too and it takes great pictures that you can capture one after the other (as we use ours to catch our new baby smile :)

    Super pleased with everything this camera, software, and everything provided. Buy this, you will NOT be dissappointed!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    The HC-V100M by Panasonic

    My expectations got the better of me, I think because it is a Panasonic product I expected a thousand dollar camera for $xxx. The camcorder works very well and does all that it's...Read complete review

    My expectations got the better of me, I think because it is a Panasonic product I expected a thousand dollar camera for $xxx. The camcorder works very well and does all that it's supposed too, but just not quite well enough. It was my first journey into AVCHD and I was under the impreession that it would be a great format, unfortunately it is not, the MPEG4 did a far better job, but the sound quality was nothing to shout about. So it is being returned and I will save my pennies in the hope of getting a quality machine in the future.

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    5.0

    Great Value!

    By AZBiker

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Zoom

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

      Use mainly for outdoor adventures, wildlife and family video. Great performance right out of the box.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great Camera for The Price

      By thedbaser

      from Columbus Ohio

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting

        Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

        We were looking for a bunch of video camera to give away to people who had to submit video to use to use for professional development and these cameras fit the fill worked great and very reasonable pricing.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Just what I wanted

        By Riceman

        from Maui, HI

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Travel

          Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

          I do a lot of indie film and commercial shooting and editing. I purchased this camera for family use becuase i didnt want to lug around a big camarea and my iPhone just simply doesnt cut it.

          This little camera is perfect for home movies. It is in-expensive and simple to use. The quality is great for what I need it for. I really love that I can shoot to the internal memory. And having a zoom and intenal stabalization is great...this is where the iphone falls short - very short.

          I edit in AVID Media Composer, which I realize most people will not use, but AVID sees the camera without issue and I just import the footage and I'm editing in no time. I would imagine most editing software will see this camera.

          I am giving it 5 stars because for the price this little thing rocks!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Best Bang for the Buck... PERIOD

          By DragonPopNY

          from New York. NY

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 16gb Internal Drive
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Zoom
          • Zoom range/performance

          Cons

          • No External Mic Input

          Best Uses

          • 2nd Camera For Reaction
          • Home Movies
          • Travel

          Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

          I conduct a lot of on-camera interviews. I needed a second camera to shoot a close-up from the side. I've used many $500-$1000 range second cameras before. Being short on funds and after reading some reviews, I've decided to give this a shot. Video quality is amazing, the 16GB internal drive is a great plus. I've added a Pearstone extended battery and it's a great camera on the go. I've used it for Professional and home shootings and both came out beautiful. I do agree that it's not the best camera out there but for something small, light and it's price, you'll get HD quality if you shoot in decent lighting. It performs on-par or better in low-light compared to some of the $500-$1000 camcorders out there. And the 42X zoom... is just so awesome. Sound is not the best, but it's not the worst either. I was so impressed that I purchased another.

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          4.0

          Great camera

          By Kid mom

          from Maryland

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

          Great for videotaping the kids. Zoom is awesome.

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          • No

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          1.0

          Not great

          By Nikonrob

          from Marietta, OH

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Image Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

              Bad quality. Had to return.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Small and portable

              By Ben

              from New York, NY

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Great Zoom
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • HD Shooting
                • Indoors/Low Light

                Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                I use it to record conferences. very nice and small.

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                • No

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                3.0

                The HC-V100M by Panasonic

                By Jerry

                from Bakersfield, Ca.

                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Poor Sound

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Movies/Short Films
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                My expectations got the better of me, I think because it is a Panasonic product I expected a thousand dollar camera for $xxx. The camcorder works very well and does all that it's supposed too, but just not quite well enough. It was my first journey into AVCHD and I was under the impreession that it would be a great format, unfortunately it is not, the MPEG4 did a far better job, but the sound quality was nothing to shout about. So it is being returned and I will save my pennies in the hope of getting a quality machine in the future.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Good Camcorder

                By Dirty Harry Poter

                from Tampa

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Zoom

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                  Good normal use camcorder.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Excellent for the price. I bought TWO!

                  By J.R.

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cost
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                  • No External Mic Input

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Movies/Short Films

                  Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                  I grabbed this camera last fall as a B roll camera for a wedding shoot. The pictures were so nice (for a $ camera!) that I bought a second one. Pros: Very lightweight and the optical image stabilization made hand held fairly shots smooth, even when walking.Cons: Difficult menu navigation, especially while shooting. NO shoe mount to even add a light.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fantastic

                  By Marcus

                  from São Paulo, Brasil

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                  I live in Brazil, i bought this camera to give this to my daughter who lives in DC she is very happy with the appliance.

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                  4.0

                  I liked Panasonic HC-V100M

                  By Ket...

                  from Seattle, Wa

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Sound
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                  • Poor In Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                  - Nice video quality and zoom.
                  - Good for Home movies
                  - 16GB memory is really a plus point.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Very good product!

                  By Jimmy Mello

                  from Belo Horizonte - Brazil

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                  • No External Mic Input

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                  The quality of the cam is really very good, the only problem is the screen that is not touchscreen, but we can easily overcome this.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Overrall a good camcorder.

                  By Charles

                  from Florida

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting
                    • Movies/Short Films

                    Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                    so far its been a very good camera and recorder for my needs. it has amazing zoom that can show details fo the moon but could be clearer. and clean video.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Loving this camera !

                    By Yay

                    from Glenside, PA

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Zoom range/performance

                    Cons

                    • Poor Sound

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                    I got this camera as a Christmas gift from my bf, and I have to say its quite good. I'm about to start a YouTube channel, and I wanted a good beginners camera, and this is definitely it ! I can record videos with good picture quality, and the 42x zoom works like a charm as well. The zoom is also very silent, and does not interrupt the video, which I love. The video quality is great as well, and the instructions also pop up on the menu screen to let you know what each function is for, so that's really handy. The camera itself is also very light weight, which is good for traveling. The only downside to the camera is that the sound isn't too great, not horrible, but not as crisp as I would like it to be, but it is more than tolerable. Overall I'm loving the camera, and if you're looking for something easy to use, lightweight, and records in HD, this is a perfect choice =)

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    good basic camcorder

                    By video guy

                    from sterling,va

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                          I am very satisfied with this camcorder. I use the camcorder for outdoor scenery videos and for analyzing my golf swing.The ability to capture very good golf swing videos was my primary reason for selecting this camcorder versus other brands. I like to be able to capture the swing and play it back step-by-step without any blurring of the hands and club shaft.This camcorder has SPORTS scene-mode which comes very close to meeting my requirements. But, even better, this device offers the ability to manually configure shutter speed. A speed of 1/4000 produces very good results. Most camcorders I looked at did not have the manual shutter speed configuration.I do not use the supplied software. I move videos to my computer by just moving the SD card. The AVCHD video format does not play well on my computer. I convert the files to MP4 and everything works great.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent value for the price!

                          By KVCoach

                          from ON, Canada

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Great Sound

                          Cons

                          • Lcd Icons A Bit Tiny

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                            I use it to record our son's AA hockey games. The coaching staff selects parts of the video to use as a teaching tool and I break it down and re-author it as needed to give them what they need. The images are crisp even while shooting on an angle through a white or monofilament mesh (typical in most arenas) and the white balance ajustments help to compensate for dark lighting in most arenas.A cautionary note: the resuting re-authored video is sharp on a monitor or HD tv screen but it does not render well on standard definition TVs (not unexpected). True HD output requires HD equipment including blue-ray burner and playback devices.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Good starter HD camcoder

                            By HDCam Enthusiast

                            from Roselle, IL

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Image Stabilization

                            Cons

                            • Poor In Low Light

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                            • Relatively easy to use out of the box
                            • Brandname (Panasonic) suggest better product life cyle than similar product from competing brandnames.
                            • Good built-in memory at 16gb.
                            • Poor low-light capability, a built-in lamp should have been a usefull addition to this almost great entry level camcoder from a realible company.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Good camera...weird software

                            By NAMT

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                            • Time-consuming Conversion

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                              The camera itself is lovely. Sturdy but light, intuitive to use, takes good quality video. Great for the price. However the video files it creates are in a proprietary format, and require Panasonic's proprietary software (included) to convert them to something usable on any other platform. This is a fairly large and time-consuming flaw, of which I was not aware when I purchased the camera! If you can cope with that though it's an excellent value for the hardware.

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                              5.0

                              Great camera

                              By Lk

                              from Okc

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Great Sound
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • HD Shooting
                                • Home Movies
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder:

                                I have only had this camera for a few weeks but the whole family loves it.

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