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Panasonic HCV770K Camcorder

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12.76MP 1/2.3 353g Jan 2015
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Optical 20x And High Sensitivity6.03M high picture quality HDR (High Dynamic Range) MovieClear detail in both bright and dark areas Wireless Twin CameraAdd sub camera shots with a smartphone More
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Panasonic video camera. This video camera received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This Panasonic video camera received a score of 90 out of 100 from video camera expert review site Trusted Reviews.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this camcorder rated it as 81%.

Panasonic Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 125 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its video cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its big sensor size video cameras range compared to other brands.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V770 is Full HD, as are most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that were released more than a year ago, the HC-V770 has an image stabiliser.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V770, the HC-V770 has an HDMI port.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HC-V770 have digital zooms of between 12x and 1,500x. At 1,500 times zoom factor, the HC-V770 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V770 the optical zooms range from 10x to 20x, and the average optical zoom is 16x. The Panasonic HC-V770 has one of the bigger optical zooms (20 times zoom factor) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-V770 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This video camera also 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 video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HC-V770.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Panasonic HC-V770 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a built-in display.

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6528 X 3672 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The HC-V770 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 6528 x 3672 pixels. That's over two times the maximum image resolution of a 4032 x 2272 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-V770 maximum image resolutions range from 3840 x 2160 pixels to 6784 x 3816 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HC-V770 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most camcorders of this type and age. This Panasonic video camera also supports a video resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HC-V770.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HC-V770 is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HC-V770. The cables included "DC" and "HDMI" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HC-V770 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Short Battery Life

Comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V770 have battery lifes of between 1h and 7.5h, and the average battery life is 5.3h. At only 1 hour, the Panasonic HC-V770 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V770.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most big sensor size video cameras that came out more than a year ago are not 3D compatible. The HC-V770 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the HC-V770 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HC-V770 are not waterproof. The HC-V770 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than a year ago do not have a built-in projector. The HC-V770 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MP4 video format, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V770 range from 6MP to 24MP. The HC-V770 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 6.03 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HC-V770.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The HC-V770 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts (only 6.03 megapixels) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. Big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V770 have movie megapixel counts of between 6MP and 13MP.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V770

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Panasonic HC-V770 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HC-V770.

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Average Weight

At 353 grams, the Panasonic HC-V770 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HC-V770.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" 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
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
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
S-Video Out Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Type
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Projector
Built-In Projector

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(1)
14 August 2015

If your budget doesn't stretch to 4K, the Panasonic HC-V770 provides feature-rich and high-quality Full HD video that's sure to impress...

Trusted Reviews

Good value
Comprehensive manual settings with control dial
WiFi connectivity
No lens ring
Small sensor compared to a DSLR
No 4K shooting

User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 April 2015 by BLDAZ
BLDAZ would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770

Been in photography for at least 30 years. Had a Sony and 2 Pany's now. The size of these cameras is phenomenal. There is really no weight to it either. Just videoed a sporting event in San Diego... Read more…

Easy to Use
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Large Clear LCD
Good Image Stabilization
Limited Zoom
Reviewed 20 March 2015 by C-brook
C-brook would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

After using this camera for a short time, I will say that it has produced impressive picture quality and is very easy to use...

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Great Picture Quality
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Reviewed 21 July 2015 by Barry Badrinath
Barry Badrinath would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

Bought for sister to record wedding reception and festivites. Takes better video than high end smartphones and better than my digital camera. Worked well in low light situations (dancing during... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Large Clear LCD
Limited Zoom
Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Robbi
Robbi would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

Involved in extensive business travel and this item is small, but effective...

Easy to Use
Great Picture Quality
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Zoom rangeperformance
Poor In Low Light
Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Dan
Dan would recommend the Panasonic HC-V770 (Verified Purchase)

I haven't tested all of the bells and whistles, but this s a great little camcorder that takes excellent 60p videos. The stability is phenomenal even at great magnification. I though I would miss... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Zoom
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic v770
Barcodes 05025232808021, 05025232808083, 05025232808137

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