Panasonic HDC-HS80

  • Panasonic HDC-HS80
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  • The Panasonic HDC-TM80, SD80 and HS80 camcorders provide manual controls in a functional, if somewhat boring, design.


  • The sub-HD resolution sensor produces merely satisfactory video.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET Australia on 65

The HS80 lacks the sleekness of its competitors and the video quality, while satisfactory, fails to break any new...

By cnet on 68

A functional trio of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80 and HS80 are notable for their manual exposure controls, unusual for their price class, and well designed touch-screen interface but otherwise you can find better options. Of the three,...

By 5FWD on 100

If you are looking to upgrade your old camcorder, you won’t find much better at this price range. The HDC-HS80 is small and has more features than you can shake a stick at. The lack of advanced manual controls may put some off, but for 90% of home...