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Panasonic HC-V10
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Panasonic HC-V10 Camcorder

1.5MP 1/5.8 212g MOS Jan 2012
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Panasonic small sensor size camcorders have good ratings as do all video cameras built by Panasonic.

Very Big Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HC-V10 has one of the bigger optical zooms (63 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The optical zooms of video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V10 range from 10x to 78x.

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Full HD

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the Panasonic HC-V10 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Panasonic HC-V10 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic HC-V10 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HC-V10 also have an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Panasonic HC-V10 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC 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 in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of this type and age.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

The maximum aperture values of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V10 range from 1.8 to 22. With a maximum aperture value of 5.7, the Panasonic HC-V10 has a fairly high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HC-V10.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Panasonic HC-V10 has a built-in display. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HC-V10 also have a built-in display.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Panasonic HC-V10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V10. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Small

The depths of video cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 27mm to 1,200mm. With a depth of only 109.5 millimeters, the Panasonic HC-V10 is one of the smaller video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-V10 amongst camcorders of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of this age and type do not have an interchangeable lens. The Panasonic HC-V10 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V10 range from 1.5x to 3,500x. At only 100 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V10 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V10.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of video cameras of this spec and age is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3". With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Panasonic HC-V10 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the movie megapixel counts range from 0.41MP to 3MP. With a movie megapixel count of only 0.56 megapixels, the Panasonic HC-V10 has a fairly low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HC-V10.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V10 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1280 x 720. That's 89% less still image resolution than the most frequently found still image resolution of 3840 x 2160. In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution of 640 x 480. The best still image resolution of all camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V10 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 52% less maximum image resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Across all similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HC-V10 the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6592 x 3712 pixels (best).

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Very Low Battery Capacity

Across all the camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HC-V10 the battery capacities range from 440mAh to 3,000mAh. At only 895 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic HC-V10 has a fairly low battery capacity compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of this type and age do not have a night mode. The Panasonic HC-V10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic HC-V10 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Panasonic HC-V10 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V10 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic HC-V10 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V10 has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most camcorders of this type and age. Most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution. The best maximum video resolution of all camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HC-V10 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Only 960 X 540 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic HC-V10 supports a higher video resolution than most similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera supports a 960 x 540 pixels video resolution, whereas most comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution. This Panasonic video camera also support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 640 x 360 pixels.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HC-V10 range from 1.5 to 3.1, and the average minimum aperture is 1.8. With a minimum aperture of 1.9, the Panasonic HC-V10 has a fairly high minimum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HC-V10.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V10

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the HC-V10 over four years ago.

Average Weight

At 212 grams, the Panasonic HC-V10 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V10.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Pre-Record
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
I/O Ports
Power Consumption (typical)
Photo Mode
Lens System
AV Output

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv10e, hcv10eg, hcv10egr, hcv10epr, 5025232668731, panasonic hcv10, panasonic hcv10r
Barcodes 05025232662036, 05025232662043, 05025232662098, 05025232662104, 05025232662111, 05025232668731
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