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Panasonic HC-V10
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Panasonic HC-V10 Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5.8 212g Mar 2012
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 125 owner and expert reviews for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its small sensor size camcorders range.

Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V10 is 10x and the biggest is 78x. At 63 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V10 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V10.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Panasonic HC-V10 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-V10 is Full HD, as are most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V10.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HC-V10 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V10.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HC-V10 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it. Most small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. This Panasonic video camera also supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

The maximum aperture values of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V10 range from 1.8 to 22. With a maximum aperture value of 5.7, the Panasonic HC-V10 has one of the higher maximum aperture values amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HC-V10, the Panasonic HC-V10 has a built-in display.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Panasonic HC-V10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Small

Small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years have depths of between 27mm and 1,200mm, and the average depth is 140mm. At only 109.5 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-V10 is quite small compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V10.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HC-V10 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 100 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V10 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The average digital zoom of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V10 is 770x.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Panasonic HC-V10 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst video cameras of this age. The smallest screen size of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HC-V10 is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3".

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V10 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most common still image resolution supported by video cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution of 1280 x 720.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is actually the worst supported still image resolution amongst all camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HC-V10.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the best supported still image resolution is 4224 x 2376.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

With a movie megapixel count of only 0.56 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V10 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The lowest movie megapixel count of camcorders of this age and spec is 0.41MP and the highest is 3MP.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V10 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 52% less maximum image resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Across all video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V10 the worst maximum image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6592 x 3712 pixels.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

The lowest battery capacity of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V10 is 440mAh, the highest is 3,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,600mAh. With a battery capacity of only 895 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic HC-V10 has one of the lower battery capacities amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V10 do not have a night mode. The Panasonic HC-V10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic HC-V10 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V10 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Panasonic HC-V10 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V10 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HC-V10 are not waterproof. The Panasonic HC-V10 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V10 has a higher maximum video resolution than most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camcorder has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution. Similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years maximum video resolutions range from 720 x 480 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only 960 X 540 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V10 supports a 960 x 540 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution supported by most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera also support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. The video resolution of all video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HC-V10 ranges from 640 x 360 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Quite High Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-V10 is 1.8. The Panasonic HC-V10 has one of the higher minimum apertures (1.9) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V10

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Weight

At 212 grams, the Panasonic HC-V10 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features
I/O Port
Typical Power Consumption
Lens System

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv10e, hcv10eg, hcv10egr, hcv10egk, hcv10epr, 5025232668731, panasonic hcv10, panasonic hcv10r
Barcodes 00724327503647, 00724327509847, 05025232662036, 05025232662043, 05025232662098, 05025232662104, 05025232662111, 05025232668731
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