Panasonic HC-V380

MPN: HC-V380EG-K  |  EAN: 5025232836826  |  Model: HC-V380

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as at 24 Sep 19 | 6:30 AM CET



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Panasonic HC-V380 - HC-V380EG-K Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Landscape Photography
High FPS Videos
Event Videos
Home Videos
Everyday Life Photography
Events Photography
Low-light Videos
Underwater Photography
WiFi Connectivity
Regular Looks
Bluetooth Connectivity
Camera Body with Lens

Kind of Camera

As a dedicated device for video, the Camcorder is a very good option that can cater for a wide variety recording needs.

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Panasonic HC-V380 will satisfy your needs.

Video skill level

Just a beginner - Whether you're just starting to develop some expertise or you only record videos from time to time, then the Panasonic HC-V380 will satisfy your needs..

Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The HC-V380 is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.

Video Scenarios

For those special occasions, this Panasonic camera is a great companion as you traverse the floor. It comes with an Image Stabilizer which helps maintain a steady shot while recording.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Panasonic HC-V380 is a great companion to have.

For your Video posts - This camera comes with an image stabilizer which reduces any wobbling in your recordings. In addition, the size of the image sensor ( 2.5 x 1.85 mm mm), helps with the actual quality of the recorded image. It also packs in Wi-Fi in this neat package.

Other Video needs

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the HC-V380 is an easy recommendation for this.

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Panasonic, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.

As you make trips around the world, every moment tells a story. For this, a good camera is crucial and the HC-V380 is a great option for travel. It's got a combined zoom capability allowing you get a closer look at items that can't be reached easily.^506^*}

If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Panasonic has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. 

Other considerations

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.


When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the HC-V380 is a safe bet.

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Technical Specifications

Panasonic HC-V380 - HC-V380EG-K Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camcorder Type Handheld camcorder
Camera Type Camcorder
Product Colour Black
Aperture Range (F-F) 1.8-4.2
Camera File System DCF, Exif 2.2
Image Formats Supported JPEG
Minimum Illumination 4 lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR
White Balance Auto, White Set, Sunny, Cloudy, Indoor1, Indoor2 (TTL system)
Auto Focus Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Light Exposure
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Speed 1/25 - 1/8000 s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Shutter Speed (photo) 1/2 - 1/2000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 1/25 s
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Speakers 1
Supported Video Modes 720p, 1080p
Video Formats Supported AVCHD, MP4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 960 x 540, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported AAC
Audio System Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Lens System
Digital Zoom 3000 x
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 28 - 1740 mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode) 28 - 1766 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 2.06 - 103 mm
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1740 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 28 mm
Optical Zoom 50 x
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc Types Supported N
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 3 "
Flip-out Screen Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.2 MP
Image Sensor Size 1/5.8
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 2.5 x 1.85 mm
Optical Sensor Size 1/5.8 "
Sensor Type CMOS BSI
Total Megapixels 2.51 MP
Other Features
Effective Megapixels (image) 1.67 MP
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type C
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity 1
USB Charging Yes
USB Connectivity Yes
USB Version 2.0
Battery Capacity 1940 mAh
Battery Life (max) 1.25 h
Charging Source USB
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Batteries Included Yes
Cables Included USB
Hand Strap Yes
Warranty Card Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 129 mm
Height 62 mm
Weight 252 g
Width 60 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4224 x 2376 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 4224 x 2376, 1920 x 1080, 3408 x 2272, 1728 x 1152, 3136 x 2352, 640 x 480
Memory Slots 1