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Panasonic HX-DC10
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Panasonic HX-DC10 Camcorder

16.79MP 1/2.3 CMOS Aug 2011
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Sensor Type Release Date
- Bright and Stunning Full-HD* Video Shooting with BSI Sensor- 16-Megapixel Still Picture Recording*- Always Optimal Settings with iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode*- 12x Advanced Zoom for Video... More
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15 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic video cameras and also specifically for Panasonic big sensor size video cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The HX-DC10 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HX-DC10 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the Panasonic HX-DC10 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HX-DC10, the HX-DC10 has an HDMI port.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

The average movie megapixel count of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HX-DC10 is 8.5MP, and the movie megapixel counts range from 1.1MP to 17MP. The Panasonic HX-DC10 has a quite high movie megapixel count (16.02 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HX-DC10.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HX-DC10 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most camcorders of this spec and age support an SDHC memory card. This 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that were released around the same time as the HX-DC10.

An MS Pro-HG memory card is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera.

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

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.02 megapixels, the HX-DC10 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HX-DC10. Similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HX-DC10 have megapixel counts of between 2MP and 17MP.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HX-DC10 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HX-DC10 also have a built-in display.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Panasonic HX-DC10 is 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HX-DC10. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this camcorder. In addition, this video camera support still image resolutions of 640 x 480, 1280 x 720 and 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is in fact the best supported still image resolution across all video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HX-DC10.

The worst supported still image resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder is 640 x 480.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The HX-DC10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this type and age. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of this age and spec. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HX-DC10 is more than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HX-DC10. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Panasonic camcorder.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of camcorders of this age and type is 330mm. With a maximum focal length of 496.8 millimeters, the Panasonic HX-DC10 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths amongst video cameras of this age.

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Small

When compared to other video cameras of this age and type that we have checked, the depth of the HX-DC10 of only 37.7 millimeters is one of the smallest. Comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago have depths of between 21mm and 480mm.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HX-DC10 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to consider include the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HX-DC10 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HX-DC10 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the HC-V707[pl_1350701_price], or the HC-X920[pl_1974849_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HX-DC10 do not have a night mode. The Panasonic HX-DC10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HX-DC10 is not waterproof. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HX-DC10 are also not waterproof.

If you want a camcorder that is waterproof then you might want to consider the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HX-DC10, the HX-DC10 does not have a built-in projector.

Alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at include the HDR-PJ580[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 700 milliamperes * hour, the HX-DC10 has one of the lower battery capacities amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The battery capacities of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HX-DC10 range from 700mAh to 5,800mAh.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

Comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths of between 2.8mm and 40mm. At 38 millimeters, the Panasonic HX-DC10 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HX-DC10.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HX-DC10

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Panasonic HX-DC10 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HX-DC10.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at including the HDR-PJ580[pl_409855_price], or the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

If this camcorder screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Sony FDR-AX1[plb_1621641_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HX-DC10 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HX-DC10.

If this big sensor size camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price] (160x and higher rated), or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] (160x and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the HX-DC10 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 12x (optical) video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ580[plb_409855_price].

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony FDR-AX1[plb_1621641_price] (20x), or the Panasonic HC-W850[plb_2203540_price] (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to 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
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
USB 3.0 Port
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

12 September 2011

Natürlich gibt es diverse technische Verwandschaften: Beide tragen das Full-HD Logo, können also Video bis 1920 x 1080 px (1080p) aufzeichnen. Beide zeichnen MP4 und iFrame Video sowie JPEG... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic vbx070, panasonic vbx070e, panasonic vbx070ew, panasonic vwvbx070, panasonic vwvbx070e, panasonic vwvbx070ew
Barcodes 00885170047136, 05025232627783, 05053460597196
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