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Panasonic HDC-Z10000E
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Panasonic HDC-Z10000E Camcorder

9.15MP 1/4.1 1.6kg Jan 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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22 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Camcorder Reviews

On average Panasonic medium sensor size camcorders have good ratings as do all camcorders built by Panasonic.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 1.5" and 4". With a screen size of 3.48 inches, the HDC-Z10000E has one of the larger screen sizes amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

If you want a video camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Canon EOS C100 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDC-Z10000E has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000E is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDC-Z10000E has an HDMI port. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years also have an HDMI port.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000E has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The optical sensor size of all medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000E ranges from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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Two Memory Card Slots

The HDC-Z10000E has more memory card slots than most of the medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. Most of the medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E only have one memory card slot, however this video camera has two memory card slots.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDC-Z10000E supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it support an SDHC memory card. This Panasonic camcorder 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).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HDC-Z10000E.

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

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

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3D Compatible

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000E is 3D compatible. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago are not 3D compatible.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3D compatible camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips CAM150 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic HDC-Z10000.

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Very High Battery Capacity

The battery capacity of the HDC-Z10000E of 5,400 milliamperes * hour is one of the highest amongst similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E have battery capacities of between 500mAh and 5,400mAh.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDC-Z10000E is more than most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000E. The cables included "AC" and "Component" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Very High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDC-Z10000E is 96,000 pixels, the highest is 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels. When compared to other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDC-Z10000E that we have checked, the HDC-Z10000E's display resolution of 1,152,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDC-Z10000E has a built-in display, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080i|1080p|480p|576p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000E has one of the higher movie megapixel counts (6.57 megapixels) amongst camcorders of this age. The average movie megapixel count of camcorders of this spec and age is 3.9MP.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E range from 1.1 to 6.8, and the average minimum aperture is 2.2. The Panasonic HDC-Z10000E has a quite low minimum aperture (only 1.5) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDC-Z10000E.

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Quite High Viewfinder Resolution

Across all the medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDC-Z10000E the viewfinders resolutions range from 1.5 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder resolution is 540,000 pixels. With a viewfinder resolution of 1,226,880 pixel, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E has a quite high viewfinder resolution compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG|MPO image format, which is the most commonly found image format on video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000E does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HS900.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000E does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ330 is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of a similar type and age to the HDC-Z10000E are not waterproof. The Panasonic HDC-Z10000E is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000E, the HDC-Z10000E does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 which also has a higher rating.

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Only 2304 X 1296 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000E has a maximum maximum image resolution of 2304 x 1296 pixels. That's 56% more maximum image resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution. The worst maximum image resolution of all video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6592 x 3712 pixels.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

At only 2.8, the HDC-Z10000E has a quite low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDC-Z10000E. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the maximum aperture values range from 2.5 to 34.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago the maximum focal lengths range from 4mm to 1,900mm, and the average maximum focal length is 720mm. With a maximum focal length of only 372 millimeters, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E.

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Very Heavy

The HDC-Z10000E is one of the heaviest camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDC-Z10000E (1.6 kilograms) amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age. Camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDC-Z10000E have weights of between 76g and 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Canon EOS C500 (1.8kg), or the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (1.6kg).

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

At 5 lux, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E. The minimum illumination of medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E range from 0.3lx to 15lx.

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Very Big

With a height of 195 millimeters, the HDC-Z10000E's height is one of the biggest amongst video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E. The smallest comparable spec video camera that was launched around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E is 17mm high, the biggest is 240mm, and the average height is 79mm.

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Very Big

Medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDC-Z10000E have depths of between 15mm and 460mm. When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDC-Z10000E, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E's depth of 350 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E

Released Over Five Years Ago

This medium sensor size camcorder has been on the market for over five years.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E has a fairly typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDC-Z10000E.

There are a number of alternative 64GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the GZ-V515, or the GZ-VX715 both from JVC or the Canon Legria HF S30 which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDC-Z10000E.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-PJ240 (320x).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the HDC-Z10000E has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12x (optical) camcorders currently available including the Panasonic HS900 which has better reviews.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-PJ240 (27x).

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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
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included

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Ergonomics
Strong 3D and 2D features
1080 60p in 2D
3D convergence controls and onscreen display
Excellent 3MOS sensors
A tad pricey
Limited ability to edit 3D files
Touchscreen subject to fingerprints and smearing
Pricey compared to consumer models
Shutter speed only controlled via LCD

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdcz10000, hdcz10000e, panasonic hdcz10000, panasonic hdcz10000e
Barcodes 05025232653232, 05025232672912
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