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Panasonic HC-VX870

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Panasonic HC-VX870. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the design and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

battery, size, viewfinder, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HC-VX870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : James Morris (

Panasonic HC-VX870


The HC-VX870 is the second model down in Panasonic's new 4K camcorder range after the HC-WX970 that we reviewed recently. It's a very similar specification, but misses one key feature – a second 'selfie' camera. This brings the price down by £250,...

4K camcorder shooting for under £700 ; Comprehensive manual settings with control dial ; WiFi connectivity

No lens ring, just a lens dial ; Small sensor compared to a DSLR

The Panasonic HC-VX870 brings mainstream camcorder 4K shooting to a new affordable sub-£700 level.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Rahul Sethi (

Panasonic HC-VX870 4K Camcorder Review – Clear and Casual


Panasonic HC – VX870 is a light 4k camcorder, sporting 20X optical zoom and 1500x digital zoom; quite respectable AF speed for size…but manual focus is tough

Affordable 4K ; Responsive focus ; Lightweight ; Wireless pairing with smartphones/cameras

Focus dial difficult to use ; Unfriendly Power button placement

Panasonic HC – VX870 is a light and portable 4k camcorder. It is able to record videos with great clarity in the 4K resolution, particularly performing well in the low light conditions. The hybrid O.I.S compensates for small hand movements when...

Jul, 2015

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Panasonic HC-VX870


Mycket prisvärd modell från Panasonic med bl.a 4K-inspelning, HDR-läge, förbättrad bildkontroll med level-shot funktion och 5-axlig optiskt bildstabilisering.

iA anpassar kameran för att automatiskt justera inställningarna för optimalt resultat. I iA Plus-läget kan du även justera exponeringskompensation och vitbalans, med en enda knapptryckning på LCD-skärmen.

Panasonic HC-VX870 är en relativt avancerad videokamera, med mycket bra video- och ljudkvalitet om man ser till storleken och priset. Den har dessutom en hel del praktiska funktioner (ex.vis highspeed-inspelning) och många manuella möjligheter. Kameran...

Nov, 2015

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Questo prodotto ha ottenuto, nelle prove di laboratorio e nelle prove pratiche, risultati complessivamente buoni o ottimi.

Qualità buona

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Panasonic HC-VX870


Voorlopig als zeer goed! De Panasonic HC-VX870 wordt door testredacteuren gezien als één van de betere Camcorders en videocamera's. Maar we moeten wel de kanttekening plaatsen dat de Panasonic HC-VX870 (nog) niet vaak getest is voor een duidelijk...

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Panasonic HC-VX870


really easy to use, good picture

limited accessories available the screen is quite wide touch screen is annoying

Oct, 2017

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PANASONIC HC-VX870EB-K 4k Ultra HD Camcorder - Black


really easy to use, good picture

limited accessories available the screen is quite wide touch screen is annoying

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (

Panasonic HC-VX870


Great picture quality, ease of use.

Quite large.

Sep, 2017

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PANASONIC HC-VX870EB-K 4k Ultra HD Camcorder - Black


Great picture quality, ease of use.

Quite large.

Sep, 2017

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Panasonic HC-VX870


good quality image and sound. It will also take 128GB SD cards.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1


Battery Capacity:1940
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:2


Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black


Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):460800
Touchscreen:Y / Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):7 / 7.00
Effective megapixels (movie):8.29
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:MOS BSI
Total MegaPixels:18.91

Lens System

Digital Zoom:60
Filter Size:4.9
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):30.8 - 626
Focal length range (f-f):4.08 - 81.6
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Optical Zoom:20


Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Included memory card size:16
Lens hood:Y / Yes
Memory Card Included:SD
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:0.000125 - 0.04 / 1/2000 - 1/2

Still image

Still image resolution(s):[16:9] 25.9MP (6784 x 3816), 14 MP (4992 x 2808), 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)/[3:2] 20 MP (5472 x 3648), 10.6 MP (3984 x 2656), 2.0 MP (1728 x 1152)/[4:3] 20.4 MP (5216 x 3912), 10.9 MP (3808 x 2856), 0.3 MP (640 x 480)


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
Memory slots:1


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4, AVC, AVCHD, MP4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.9 / 139
Height :7.3 / 73
Width:6.5 / 65

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Indoor, Sunny / Auto, Daylight, Indoor, Sunny / Auto, Indoor, Cloudy, Sunny, Daylight