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Panasonic HDC-Z10000
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Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Camcorder

9.15MP 1/4.1 1.6kg Mar 2012
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
- Recording Professional-Quality 2D and 3D Images- 3D Macro Shooting Close-ups to 45cm- Manual Functions for Adjusting Images Exactly as Desired- Audio System with XLR Inputs and Linear PCM Audio... More
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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 125 user and expert reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its video cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its medium sensor size camcorders.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of video cameras of this age and type is 1.5", the largest is 4", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of 3.48 inches, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the HDC-Z10000 has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000, the HDC-Z10000 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDC-Z10000 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000 the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 55GB. The HDC-Z10000 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (64 gigabytes) amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000 optical sensor sizes range from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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Two Memory Card Slots

Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000 only have one memory card slot, however the HDC-Z10000 has two memory card slots.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most camcorders that came out around the same time as it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is MicroSDXC.

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

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDC-Z10000 which are not 3D compatible, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is 3D compatible.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDC-Z10000 is more than most medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras of this type and age. The cables included "AC" and "Component" are also found on this camcorder.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Very High Display Resolution

When compared to other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000, the HDC-Z10000's display resolution of 1,152,000 pixel is one of the highest. Similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDC-Z10000 have display resolutions of between 96,000 pixels and 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDC-Z10000 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080i|1080p|540p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly High Movie Megapixel Count

At 6.57 megapixels, the HDC-Z10000 has a fairly high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years. Camcorders of this spec and age have movie megapixel counts of between 0.49MP and 9.9MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 3.9MP.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years is 2.2. With a minimum aperture of only 1.5, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has one of the lower minimum apertures amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

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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 video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HDC-Z10000 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDC-Z10000 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only 2304 X 1296 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HDC-Z10000 is 2304 x 1296 pixels. That's 56% more maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Across all similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years the worst maximum image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6592 x 3712 pixels.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The maximum aperture values of medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDC-Z10000 range from 2.5 to 34. The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 has one of the lower maximum aperture values (only 2.8) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Very Heavy

Across all the medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000 the weights range from 76g to 2.8kg. When compared to other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDC-Z10000 that we have assessed, the weight of the HDC-Z10000 of 1.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

At 5 lux, the HDC-Z10000 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000. Across all the medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDC-Z10000 the minimum illumination range from 0.3lx to 15lx.

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Very Big

Across all the video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDC-Z10000 the heights range from 17mm to 240mm. The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 is very big (195 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000.

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Very Big

The depths of medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDC-Z10000 range from 15mm to 460mm, and the average depth is 100mm. The HDC-Z10000 is very big (350 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HDC-Z10000

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the HDC-Z10000 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
CCD
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
On Screen Display Language
Use As a Webcam
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
Networking
WiFi
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features
Wireless Connection

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232653232

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