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Panasonic HDC-HS300 Camcorder Review

The Panasonic HDC-HS300 (MSRP 1399.99) is a first-class camcorder.

May 06, 2009
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Video Sharpness

The Panasonic HDC-HS300 performed very well in our video sharpness test. The camcorder measured a horizontal resolution of 750 line widths per picture height (lw/ph) and a vertical resolution of 650 lw/ph. This puts the camcorder slightly ahead of the Sony HDR-XR520V and Sanyo VPC-HD2000, although the three camcorders were all roughly equivalent with this test. The Canon HF S100 was at the top of the pack, but not by much. Since each camcorder in this set is a top-of-the-line model, these excellent video sharpness scores should come as no surprise. More on how we test video sharpness.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color Performance
  4. Low Light Performance
  5. Motion Performance
  6. Sharpness Performance
  7. Sample Videos
  8. Ease of Use
  9. Handling
  10. Controls
  11. Recording Options
  12. Hardware
  13. Other Features
  14. Sony HDR-XR520V Comparison
  15. Canon Vixia HF S100 Comparison
  16. Sanyo VPC-HD2000 Comparison
  17. Conclusion
  18. Photo Gallery
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