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Panasonic HC-V720
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Panasonic HC-V720 Camcorder

17.52MP 1/2.33 277g Feb 2013
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12 Reasons For

Panasonic Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 125 expert and owner reviews for Panasonic camcorders and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its big sensor size video cameras range.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HC-V720 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including the Canon Legria Mini X, or the JVC GZ-VX815 which has better reviews.

Other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HC-V727.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-V720, the HC-V720 is Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including the Canon Legria Mini X, or the JVC GZ-VX815 which has better reviews.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V727.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the Panasonic HC-V720 has an HDMI port.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including the Canon Legria Mini X, or the JVC GZ-VX815 which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port that you might want to look at including the Panasonic HC-V727.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 21 times zoom factor, the HC-V720 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago. Comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V720 have optical zooms of between 1x and 40x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HC-V720 supports a better memory card type than most big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this Panasonic video camera 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).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V720.

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

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

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This video camera has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Panasonic HC-V720 has a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria Mini X, or the JVC GZ-VX815.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic HC-V727.

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4752 X 3168 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HC-V720 is 4752 x 3168. That's 82% more still image resolution than the most common still image resolution of 3840 x 2160. This Panasonic camcorder also support still image resolutions of 640 x 480, 1728 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080 and 3456 x 2304. Comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable type and age to it. This Panasonic video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V720. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V720 is 5.2lx. The HC-V720 has one of the smaller minimum illumination (only 1 lux) amongst camcorders of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HC-V720 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HC-V720 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic HC-V720 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V720 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-V720 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the HC-V720 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the HC-V720 does not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of a similar type and age to the HC-V720. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 4.14 megapixels, the HC-V720 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V720 have megapixel counts of between 2MP and 17MP.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

With a movie megapixel count of only 4.14 megapixels, the HC-V720 has a fairly low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. The lowest movie megapixel count of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V720 is 1.1MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 8.6MP.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V720

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The HC-V720 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-VX815.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a pretty average weight (277 grams) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-VX815 (235g and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 60 times zoom factor, the HC-V720 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-V720.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of a similar age and spec to 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
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00025232721429, 05025232721375, 05025232721429, 05025232721443, 05025232721467, 05025232721474, 05053973017358, 08421152734674, 08594031680307

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