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Panasonic HC-V720K
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Panasonic HCV720K Camcorder

17.52MP 1/2.33 277g Apr 2013
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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16 Reasons For

Good Quality Lens

A number of customers who purchased it said that it had a good zoom. Nothingwired.com wrote “Excellent zoom”. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Intelligent Zoom 50x, stabilizzatore efficace, slitta per microfono aggiuntiva”.

A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Nothingwired.com mentioned “Excellent image stabilization” in their review of this camcorder.

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Good Product Quality

Some Panasonic HC-V720K owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Nothingwired.com said “Image quality could be better” in their review of this camcorder. Nothingwired.com also wrote “Good image quality”.

Good Technical Features

A few Panasonic HC-V720K owners agreed that the product had good features.

Good Connectivity

A few customers who reviewed it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Last year Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “WiFi with easy setup and good range of functions”. Nothingwired.com also said “Clever WiFi features”.

Panasonic Has Good Camcorder Reviews

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

Robust

Several Panasonic HC-V720K owners who reviewed this camcorder thought it was well made. Nothingwired.com mentioned “Lightweight build”. Nothingwired.com also said “More solid feel less plastic-y build than cheaper camcorder rivals, more comprehensive feature set”.

Good Size

One Panasonic HC-V720K reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was lightweight.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The HC-V720K has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V720K is Full HD, as are most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V720K.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HC-V720K has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V720K.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 21 times zoom factor, the HC-V720K has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras of this spec and age is 1x, the biggest is 40x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

This camcorder supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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 big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V720K, the HC-V720K has a built-in display.

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Quite High Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V720K is 1,600mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,940 milliampere * hour, the HC-V720K has a quite high battery capacity compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V720K.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The HC-V720K has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-V720K. 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 camcorder supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One Panasonic HC-V720K reviewer concluded that it was not good looking.

Difficult to Use

One person who bought it thought it was not easy to use the menus. Last year Nothingwired.com wrote “Menus often confusing”.

Poor Battery Life

One person who purchased it considered that it did not have a good battery life. Last year Nothingwired.com wrote “Limited battery life”.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have an interchangeable lens. The HC-V720K is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic HC-V720K is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-V720K does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V720K also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HC-V720K, the Panasonic HC-V720K is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V720K does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V720K also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Has Four Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Panasonic HC-V720K is more than most camcorders of this type and age. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The cables included "AC", "DC" and "HDMI" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V720K

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The Panasonic HC-V720K has a pretty typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Average Weight

At 277 grams, the HC-V720K has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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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 this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Slot
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Stylus Pen
Lens Hood Included
Other Features
Display Type

Expert Reviews

13 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.In this ultra-modern age, where every mobile phone can record videos, the camcorders have been... Read more…

26x 1.8 3.5 zoom lens
20-megapixel still capture
Excellent image stabilization
1080 60 video capture
Wi-Fi
Pricey
Limited battery life
No viewfinder, glossy screen prone to reflections in bright sunlight
No slowmotion video or 720p mode
Accessories shoe has to be manually connected to the camcorder

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pageattrs hcv720, panasonic hcv720, pageattrs hcv720k, panasonic hcv720k
Barcodes 00885170115163

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