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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Optical Sensor Size
1/2, 1/2.3, 2/3
MOS, BSI, MOS BSI
Movie Megapixel Count
Maximum Aperture Value
29.5 - 612
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6
4.08 - 81.6
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Storage Media Type
DCF, Exif 2.2, Exif
White Balance Mode
Auto, Cloudy, Indoor, Sunny
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/8000
Photo Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/2000
1/2 - 1/8000
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), ENG, PER, THA
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Capturing Speed
720p, 1080p, 540p
AVCHD, AVC, H.264, MP4
1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image Resolution
1920 x 1080, 5472 x 3648, 3984 x 2656, 1728 x 1152, 4896 x 3672, 3264 x 2448, 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
6528 x 3672
Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1, Dolby Digital
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…
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…
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…