Panasonic HC-V520EB HD Camcorder Review

As one of the latest gadgets in its category, the Panasonic HC-V520EB HD camcorder enjoys great popularity among buyers. It is more advanced than the basic model in its series, but lacks the extras featured in the most advanced model. Some would say that it is in the golden mean. Is this really the case? Is it a good choice for you? Use this review to find out.


The Panasonic HC-V520EB HD camcorder measures 53 by 61 by 116 mm and weighs 229 grams. It is fairly compact and light for a device with its capabilities. It can fit perfectly in a bag or purse. It is easy to carry around.

Features and Capabilities

The lens has focal length of 2.06 to 103 mm. This is quite good for a device of this type. The aperture can range from f/1.8 to f/4.2. The aperture is superb and its narrowing is not great when you are using the zooming function.

The Full HD resolution of this camcorder is undoubtedly one of its top features. It allows you to produce videos and images with resolution of 1920 x 1080p. You can expect even the most miniature details to be perfectly clear.

The 1/5.8-type BSI MOS sensor of the Panasonic HC-V520EB HD camcorder is more sensitive to light in comparison to its predecessor. It will give you naturally beautiful images without red eye effect and similar issues. The 2.25 megapixels that the sensor comes with provide for improved performance in every respect in comparison to the previous model.

The device offer 62x optical zoom when the Intelligent Zoom system is off. When it is on, you will get 80x zoom. This gives you great flexibility when it comes to shooting videos and taking pictures. You can capture very small and very distant objects with ease.

The I.O.S Lock system for image stabilization does an excellent job in ensuring that there are no blurs. You can expect the videos that you shoot to have perfect dynamics. You will also get the Level Shot Function which will bring dramatic improvement to the quality of the images and videos that you produce.

The 3-inch LCD screen is standard. The same applies to the buttons as well. This camcorder has Wi-Fi connectivity which allows for wireless file sharing.


The Panasonic HC-V520EB HD camcorder is a top performer with the 50 frames per second that it can take. It is quite quick to focus and start recording after it has been powered on. You can be certain that you will never miss the moment. You can always choose to reduce the image resolution and get standard compression like MPEG4. This is a highly practical capability as it allows you to keep image and video shooting and file storage under control.

Image and Video Quality

You can expect the quality of the videos and images produced to be brilliant. The contrast is superb and so is the sharpness. The colors are rich and bright. The dynamics are excellent.

This Panasonic HC-V520EB HD camcorder review finds the device to be one of the top performers in its class. It is full of great features and produces superb images and videos.