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Panasonic HC-V10K
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Panasonic HC-V10K Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5.8 212g MOS Apr 2013
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Imaging Power That's Out Of This World!Enhanced Optical 70x ZoomThe compact, easy-to-carry camcorder features Enhanced Optical 70x Zoom function that uses the effective area of the sensor to... More
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10 Reasons For

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Panasonic small sensor size camcorders have good reviews compared to other brands as do all video cameras built by Panasonic.

Very Big Digital Zoom

The HC-V10K has a very big digital zoom (3,500 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 800x.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The HC-V10K has one of the bigger optical zooms (63 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V10K the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HC-V10K has an HDMI port, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HC-V10K has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HC-V10K supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. This Panasonic camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras of this age and type support an SD memory card. This 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of this age and spec.

Across similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HC-V10K, the HC-V10K has a built-in display.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic HC-V10K is more than most camcorders of this age and type. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-V10K. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Has Two Cables Included

The HC-V10K has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. This Panasonic camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V10K. The cable included "AV" is also found on this camcorder.

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Small

The smallest camcorder of a comparable age and type to the HC-V10K is 27mm deep, the biggest is 1,200mm, and the average depth is 140mm. With a depth of only 109.5 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-V10K is one of the smaller camcorders of this spec and age amongst video cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V10K are Full HD, however the Panasonic HC-V10K is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-V10K does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The HC-V10K supports a maximum still image resolution of 1280 x 720. That's 89% less still image resolution than a 3840 x 2160 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by camcorders of this spec and age. In addition, this Panasonic camcorder supports a still image resolution of 640 x 480. The still image resolution of all similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-V10K ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The HC-V10K has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 52% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Across all camcorders of this age and spec the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6592 x 3712 pixels (best).

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Very Low Battery Capacity

The HC-V10K has one of the lower battery capacities (only 895 milliamperes * hour) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The battery capacities of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V10K range from 440mAh to 3,000mAh.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V10K do not have a night mode. The HC-V10K is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V10K, the HC-V10K is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HC-V10K, the HC-V10K does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-V10K is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V10K has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. Most video cameras of this age and type have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution. The maximum video resolution of all small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V10K ranges from 720 x 480 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Only 960 X 540 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V10K supports a higher video resolution than most similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera supports a 960 x 540 pixels video resolution, whereas most video cameras that were released more than two years ago support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution. In addition, this Panasonic camcorder support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. The best video resolution of all camcorders of this age and spec is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 640 x 360 pixels.

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Only Hybrid Image Stabiliser

The HC-V10K has a Hybrid image stabiliser which is better than most camcorders of this age and spec. Most video cameras that were released around the same time as it have an Optical image stabiliser. Hybrid image stabilisation combines optical and digital image stabilisation. Across all camcorders of this age and type the best image stabiliser type is Optical and the worst is Digital.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V10K

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic camcorder has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Panasonic HC-V10K has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 212 grams, the HC-V10K has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-V10K.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of this age and type.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Video & Photo Dual Shot
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Slot
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Lens Hood Included
Other Features
Photo Mode
Display Type

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv10k, panasonic zoomex70, panasonic zoomex70x
Barcodes 00411378262721, 00885170071438
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