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Panasonic HC-V700
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Panasonic HC-V700 Camcorder

PC Mag Editor's Choice
15.3MP 270g 21x 60x Mar 2012
Total Megapixels Weight Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date
- Newly Developed High Sensitivity Sensor- 28mm Wide-Angle and Intelligent 46x Zoom- Blur-Free Images with HYBRID O.I.S. +- 3D Recording and 2D to 3D Conversion- AVCHD Progressive Compliant... More
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22 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This video camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who concluded that this Panasonic camcorder was fantastic.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Panasonic video camera received a score of 80 out of 100 from camcorder expert review website PC Mag.

Good Product Quality

Several Panasonic HC-V700 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “Excellent video quality in a variety of lighting scenarios more than makes up for it” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser.

Good Connectivity

Some Panasonic HC-V700 owners who reviewed the product thought it was wifi compatible.

Robust

A few Panasonic HC-V700 owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was well made. Pcmag.com said “It adds solid image stabilization and a versatile 21x optical zoom”.

Good Technical Features

A few Panasonic HC-V700 reviewers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it had good features. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “The Panasonic HC-V700M lacks some of the useful Wi-Fi features found on competing consumer camcorders.” in their review of this camcorder and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Panasonic big sensor size video cameras have good ratings on average and across all video cameras Panasonic is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HC-V700, the HC-V700 has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the HC-V700 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 on the market for more than two years, the Panasonic HC-V700 has an HDMI port.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V700 have optical zooms of between 1x and 40x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. At 21 times zoom factor, the HC-V700 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HC-V700 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V700.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MS Pro-HG.

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

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3D Compatible

The HC-V700 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HC-V700 which are not 3D compatible.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the Panasonic HC-V700 has a built-in display.

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1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. The worst video mode of all video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V700 is 480p and the best is 1080p.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The HC-V700 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HC-V700. The white balance modes "Cloudy" and "Sunny" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The HC-V700 has a greater number of included cables than most comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HC-V700. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this Panasonic video camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths of between 34mm and 730mm. At 728.7 millimeters, the HC-V700 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HC-V700.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The minimum illumination of camcorders of this spec and age range from 1lx to 17lx. The HC-V700 has a fairly small minimum illumination (only 1 lux) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-V700.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of this spec and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have an interchangeable lens. The Panasonic HC-V700 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HC-V700 does not have a night mode. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HC-V700 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HC-V700 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HC-V700 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

Across all the big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HC-V700 the megapixel counts range from 2MP to 17MP, and the average megapixel count is 9.9MP. With a megapixel count of only 2.79 megapixels, the HC-V700 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

Across all the video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HC-V700 the movie megapixel counts range from 1.1MP to 17MP. The HC-V700 has a fairly low movie megapixel count (only 3.55 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HC-V700.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic HC-V700

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the HC-V700 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Average Weight

The HC-V700 has a relatively average weight (270 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HC-V700.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 60 times zoom factor, the HC-V700 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HC-V700.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
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
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Photo Mode

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(2)
31 July 2012

The Panasonic HC-V700M lacks some of the useful Wi-Fi features found on competing consumer camcorders, but excellent video quality in a variety of lighting scenarios more than makes up for it...

PC Mag

Excellent video quality
Solid image stabilization
Sharp LCD
Bottom Line
The Panasonic HC- 700M lacks some of the useful Wi-Fi features found on competing consumer camcorders, but excellent video quality in a variety of lighting scenarios more than makes up for it
6 November 2012

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Excellent video quality
Copes well with low light levels
Impressive image stabilisation
Sharp and bright 3in LCD
Solid image stabilization
Occasionally inaccurate white balance
No Wi
Fi support
Bottom Line
The Panasonic HC- 700 lacks some of the useful Wi-Fi features found on competing consumer camcorders, but excellent video quality in a variety of lighting scenarios more than makes up for it

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hcv700, hcv700e, hcv700ef, hcv700efk, hcv700epk, 5025232661558, panasonic hcv700, panasonic hcv700k
Barcodes 05025232661534, 05025232661558
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