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Panasonic HC-V720
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Panasonic HCV720K Camcorder

17.52MP 1/2 277g May 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Panasonic video cameras have excellent reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Does not support HDMI

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Reviews

Panasonic Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 339 expert and owner reviews (including 85 verified purchases), Panasonic has excellent ratings for its camcorders. Panasonic also has excellent ratings specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range. 89% of those that bought a Panasonic camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HC-V720 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30 is also worth considering.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 25x, and the average optical zoom is 13x. At 21 times zoom factor, the Panasonic HC-V720 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 21x (optical) camcorders currently available including the Panasonic HC-V707 which has better reviews.

If this Panasonic video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Sony PXW-X160 ($3,789.97) (25x).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 60 times zoom factor, the HC-V720 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

If you want a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the FDR-AXP33 (120x), the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21) (160x), or the HDR-CX900 ($1,099.00) (160x) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HC-V720 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including the Sony HDR-CX730E, or the Panasonic HX-WA3 which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The Panasonic HC-V720 features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HC-V720 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The HC-V720 has a built-in light. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in light.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a built-in flash. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder also have a built-in flash.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The HC-V720 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The HC-V720 has a quite small minimum illumination (only 1 lux) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera. The minimum illuminations of similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1lx to 17lx, and the average minimum illumination is 4.9lx.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HC-V720 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The HC-V720 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a microphone in. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a microphone in.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The HC-V720 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago which support HDMI.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also support HDMI including the Panasonic HX-WA30, or the Canon Legria Mini X which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Panasonic HC-V720 does not support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The HC-V720 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HC-V720 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HC-V720 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Still Image

6016 X 3384 Pixels Image Resolution

This video camera has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera range from 2MP to 25MP. The Panasonic HC-V720 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) (only 4.14 megapixels) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera range from 1.1MP to 17MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 4.14 megapixels, the HC-V720 has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HC-V720 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen size video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-VG30, and the Panasonic HX-DC3 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-X920 ($699.00) (3.5"), or the Sony HDR-CX900 ($1,099.00) (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Panasonic HC-V720 has a fairly average weight (277 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic hcv720k
Barcodes 00025232721429, 05025232721375, 05025232721412, 05025232721429, 05025232721443, 05025232721467, 05025232721474, 05053973017358, 08421152734674, 08594031680307

Other Camcorders to Consider

Panasonic HC-X920 vs Panasonic HC-V720

Panasonic HC-X920 vs Panasonic HC-V720
Panasonic HC-X920 Panasonic HC-V720
$ 699.00 $0.00
Hugely Higher Display Resolution
Significantly Bigger Sensor Size
Vastly Smaller
Significantly Higher Movie Megapixel Count
Vastly Bigger Minimum Illumination
9x Smaller Optical Zoom

Sony HDR-CX900 vs Panasonic HC-V720

Sony HDR-CX900 vs Panasonic HC-V720
Sony HDR-CX900 Panasonic HC-V720
$ 1,099.00 $0.00
71% Higher Movie Megapixel Count
Vastly Bigger Digital Zoom
Newer by Nine Months
50% Higher Display Resolution
Smaller Optical Zoom
67% Bigger Minimum Illumination

Sony FDR-AX1 vs Panasonic HC-V720

Sony FDR-AX1 vs Panasonic HC-V720
Sony FDR-AX1 Panasonic HC-V720
$ 4,399.99 $0.00
Higher Display Resolution
Higher Movie Megapixel Count
Two Memory Card Slots
Newer by Six Months
Hugely Heavier
Bigger Minimum Illumination
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