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Panasonic HC-V700
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Panasonic HC-V700 Camcorder

PC Mag Editor's Choice
15.3MP 1/2.33 270g Jun 2012
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
- Newly Developed High Sensitivity Sensor- 28mm Wide-Angle and Intelligent 46x Zoom- Blur-Free Images with HYBRID O.I.S. +- 3D Recording and 2D to 3D Conversion- AVCHD Progressive Compliant... More
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22 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site wrote that this big sensor size camcorder was marvellous and gave it their highest award. This Panasonic camcorder received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Camcorder expert review site PC Mag scored this big sensor size camcorder 80%.

Good Product Quality

Several Panasonic HC-V700 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “Excellent video quality in a variety of lighting scenarios more than makes up for it” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser.

Robust

A few Panasonic HC-V700 owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was well made. Pcmag.com said “It adds solid image stabilization and a versatile 21x optical zoom”.

Good Connectivity

Some Panasonic HC-V700 owners who reviewed the product thought it was wifi compatible.

Good Technical Features

A few Panasonic HC-V700 reviewers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it had good features. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “The Panasonic HC-V700M lacks some of the useful Wi-Fi features found on competing consumer camcorders.” in their review of this camcorder and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Panasonic has good average reviews for its big sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-V700 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Panasonic HC-V700 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HC-V700 also have an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V700 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also are Full HD.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 21 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V700 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-V700. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HC-V700 the optical zooms range from 1x to 40x.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HC-V700 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of this age and type. This Panasonic video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this camcorder supports an SD 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 camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-V700.

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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3D Compatible

The HC-V700 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V700 are not 3D compatible.

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Lithium Battery

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The HC-V700 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in display.

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1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. Big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago video modes range from 480p to 1080p.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The HC-V700 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this type and age. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The Panasonic HC-V700 has a greater number of included cables than most big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of this type and age. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

Across all the camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V700 the maximum focal lengths range from 34mm to 730mm, and the average maximum focal length is 330mm. At 728.7 millimeters, the HC-V700 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HC-V700.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-V700 is 1lx and the biggest is 17lx. The Panasonic HC-V700 has a quite small minimum illumination (only 1 lux) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-V700.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HC-V700, the Panasonic HC-V700 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Panasonic HC-V700 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V700 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-V700 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V700 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of this age and type do not have a built-in projector. The HC-V700 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The HC-V700 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 2.79 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. The average megapixel count of big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-V700 is 9.8MP.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The movie megapixel counts of video cameras of this age and type range from 1.1MP to 17MP. With a movie megapixel count of only 3.55 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V700 has a quite low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V700

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this big sensor size camcorder was released.

Average Screen Size

The HC-V700 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V700.

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Average Weight

At 270 grams, the HC-V700 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-V700.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HC-V700 has a pretty average digital zoom (60 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V700.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
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
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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31 July 2012

The Panasonic HC-V700M lacks some of the useful Wi-Fi features found on competing consumer camcorders, but excellent video quality in a variety of lighting scenarios more than makes up for it...

PC Mag

Excellent video quality
Solid image stabilization
Sharp LCD
Bottom Line
The Panasonic HC- 700M lacks some of the useful Wi-Fi features found on competing consumer camcorders, but excellent video quality in a variety of lighting scenarios more than makes up for it
6 November 2012

Video review: Pansonic'in giri? ve orta seviye HC-V serisi video kameralar?n? inceliyoruz. 1000 lira civar?nda al?nabilecek bu ürünlerin farklar?na bak?yoruz...

Excellent video quality
Copes well with low light levels
Impressive image stabilisation
Sharp and bright 3in LCD
Solid image stabilization
Occasionally inaccurate white balance
No Wi
Fi support
Bottom Line
The Panasonic HC- 700 lacks some of the useful Wi-Fi features found on competing consumer camcorders, but excellent video quality in a variety of lighting scenarios more than makes up for it

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv700, hcv700e, hcv700ef, hcv700efk, panasonic hcv700, panasonic hcv700k
Barcodes 05025232661534, 05025232661558
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