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Panasonic HC-V720

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Panasonic HC-V720

Panasonic HC-V720
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A good spec but 5 year old 21x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
21x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 17.52MP 1" May 2013
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Panasonic HC-V720 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic HC-V720 number 517 across all camcorders.
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Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
Newly developed high sensitivity sensor and crystal engine pro
28mm wide-angle with intelligent 50x zoom and optical 21x zoom
Real time broadcasting with simultaneous full-hd recording
Home monitoring and NFC (near field communication)
5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ and level shot function
The wide shooting range expands the breadth of photographic expression, extending from 28mm wide angle to intelligent 50x zooming. this makes it possible to capture everything from panoramic scenery to telephoto images for obtaining dynamic images of subjects at a distance
Horizontal resolution of 1080 TV lines makes it possible to shoot high-resolution full-hd images that express even extremely small details
Very small digital zoom
Does not support HDMI

Panasonic HC-V720 Video Reviews

Panasonic HC-V720 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Panasonic HC-V720 of 17.5MP is in the biggest 9% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on camcorders.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The Panasonic HC-V720's optical sensor size of 0.429" is in the largest 31% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The HC-V720's weight of 277g is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 57% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HC-V720 of 21x is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 37% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V720 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HC-V720 of only 60x is in the smallest 30% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The HC-V720 does not support HDMI, unlike 70% of camcorders which support HDMI.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic HC-V720's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 71% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The HC-V720 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080. The worst resolution of all camcorders is 640 x 360 and the best is 4912 x 3680.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The HC-V720 has a built-in flash, unlike 86% of video cameras which do not have a built-in flash.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HC-V720 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 87% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V720 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V720 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Panasonic HC-V720 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Has a Microphone in

The HC-V720 has a microphone in. 75% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HC-V720 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth noting that 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic hcv720ebk

Barcodes:

00025232721429, 05025232721375, 05025232721412, 05025232721429, 05025232721443, 05025232721467, 05025232721474, 05053973017358, 08421152734674, 08594031680307

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